Media

Images »Image Editing

For each image uploaded to your WordPress.com blog’s Media Library, you have some basic editing options (crop, rotate, flip, and resize) available.

Opening

To access these options, first go to Media -> Library in your blog’s dashboard.

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Once there click on the name of any image you wish to edit.

Click on the Edit Image link to reveal the advanced editing options:

The screen will load and look like the following:

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Cropping

You can remove any unwanted portion of an image (like an ex-boyfriend) you have uploaded to your media library by using our cropping feature.

First, click and drag with your mouse to select the portion of the image you want to keep. Once you’re happy with the selection, click on the Crop button (highlighted below):

You will then have your new image:

If happy with the result, click Save. If unhappy, click Cancel. Note that you must click Save for the crop to finalize.

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Rotating

You can rotate (clockwise or counter-clockwise) any image in your media library using the appropriate icons above the image in its editing screen:

Be sure to click Save in order to finalize the image rotation. If you are unhappy with the result, click the Cancel button.

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Flipping

You can flip (vertically or horizontally) any image in your media library using the appropriate icons above the image in its editing screen:

Be sure to click Save in order to finalize the image rotation. If you are unhappy with the result, click the Cancel button.

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Resizing

You can proportionally scale any original image in your Media Library. For best results the scaling should be done before performing any other operations on it (crop, rotate, etc.).

Note that you can only make images smaller not larger.

Click on the Scale Image link to reveal the editing fields.

If you then change the width (first field), you will notice that the height (second field) will adjust automatically and proportionally.  Once finished, click Scale to finalize the action.

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Undo and Redo

Similar to an image editing program found on your desktop, you also have the ability to undo and redo edits you have made on an image. These icons are illustrated below:

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Reverting

It’s always a good idea to maintain a copy of any images on your computer, but you do have the ability to revert any previous edits made to the image and restore the original image that you uploaded initially to your media library.

When you open an image in editing mode (one to which you have previously made edits), you will see a Restore Original Image link:

If you’re sure you would like to restore the image, click on the Restore image button. The image should then revert back to its original form, and you will receive a message that the restoration was successful.

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