As you know, The Media Library is where you can manage your images, audio, videos, and documents all in one place. . However, WordPress media editor also has some lesser-known features that folks don’t know about. One of them being the ability to edit images right from your WordPress admin area. Under the edit screen of your library, there is an option for photo editing that allows you to crop, resize, and scale images right from your WordPress admin area.
To access the Image Editor, go to Media on your sidebar and select Library. Select the image you wish to edit. Clicking Edit Image will bring you to the Image Editor.
Here are the various controls available to you in this Edit Image mode:
If you wish to crop your image, simply click and drag on the image to select the part you want to crop or specify the selection in the cropping options on the side. You can then click the Crop icon to crop out your selection. Don’t forget to click Save after making any changes to your image.
The buttons located above the picture allow you to edit your image. You can rotate the image clockwise, counter-clockwise, flip the image vertically, and flip horizontally. You can also undo and redo all of your actions.
Proportionally scale the original image. For best results, scaling should be done before you crop, flip, or rotate. Images can only be scaled down, not up. The original dimensions are displayed as a guideline above the box for entering new dimensions. Click Scale button to display the new scaled image.
If at any point you decide you want to revert the image back to its original state, just scroll down to Restore Original Image and click Restore Image.
Now, take a few minutes to play around in the Media Library, and then go add a picture or two to your previous posts!