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Added Feb 08, 2015

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A tutorial on how to use the native Wordpress image editor for simple image resizing and cropping. This is very useful to getting appropriate image sizes for your blog posts!

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DeeMoi Premium
Thanks! You were a great help :)
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janeeng46 Premium
Thanks Nathaniell, that will help me a lot.
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Papi Premium
Thanks Nathaniel- got here thru your answer to a fellow member.
Good thing I did :)
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AnnieB Premium
Nathaniell, can you clarify something for me please? When you make an image smaller in WP after uploading it there, does it actually make your site load quicker? Or is the load time as though the image was still larger, but show on your site at the new size you made it?

I ask, as a while ago I heard that it may be worthwhile to change the image size PRIOR to uploading to WP, as this makes your site load quicker, but not if you resize it after uploading it. Maybe that was when it was the "old" style of WP before the major update a year and a half ago.

Thanks.
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nathaniell Premium
I'm sure they mean if you just change the size in the "medium" "small" "large" section. That just changes the display size, not the actual image size. Changing the size in the editor as show above changes the original image file, meaning it will make your page load faster.

The issue of speed arises when you have many large images on your site that Wordpress keeps needing to change the sizes of to display to visitors. You won't notice much on a small site, but a big site with lots of images and visitors will be noticeable!
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AnnieB Premium
Thanks for getting back to me, Nathaniell. I understand it a bit better now.
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NWTDennis Premium
I do the same thing using my windows 7 image editor called Paint before I upload to my WP editor. The WP Image Editor seems to function a lot like Paint.

If possible I always crop away unneeded boarder area (if possible) before I resize. You're probably a Mac guy, but do you know if the WP Image Editor produces better results than windows 7 Paint?
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JAHBOBCLATO Premium
I use both platforms. cool.. i look into WP image editor. I also own Photoshop and Paint shop pro, and can access illustrator, as well as own viacad 8. fun stuff
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justbobw Premium
I didn't know about the 620 width maximum. Thanks again.
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nathaniell Premium
It's not 620 for all blogs, but about 500-700 seems to be standard.
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veteran Premium
Thanks for this Nathaniell, it helps a lot.
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whitsunday Premium
Thanks , I will use this feature a lot too.
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JewelCarol Premium
Thank you for yr training, Nathaniell. :)
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Christabelle Premium
Great tutorial! I wish I had had this months ago! :)
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elliseng Premium
Thanks Nathaniell. That was really helpful.
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Linlin Premium
Thanks!
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Rich908 Premium
Thanks for that
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kiliwia62 Premium
Thanks Nathaniel, this certainly was helpful. :)
Sylvia
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stn67 Premium
Thanks i Will defently play a little bilt Around Whit my pictures
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EMurray Premium
You answered every question I had when editing pics on WA. Thanks!
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AnaB Premium
Thank you Nathan, it is very helpful.
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AlejandraB Premium
Thanks Nathan, this is a good tutorial
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edwinekane Premium
Thank you Nathan for this important knowledge.
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WillingToTry Premium
Thanks for this info, very useful indeed!
~Arthur
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MsDebbie Premium
Awesome information!! I really needed this!
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Loes Premium
Have shared it allready:) Thanks
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Judy-B Premium
Thank you, Nathaniell, it is very useful. :)
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Blaize Premium
Thanks Nathaniell
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panorama00 Premium
Nice I appreciate this.
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JAZZmom41 Premium
Thanks Nathaniell!
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DoubleTap Premium
Thankin' ya' Nathaniell!
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FrankieCat Premium
Nathan, this was very helpful. What's funny is that things look so complicated until you are shown how to do it. Wordpress really makes it easy to create a website. Thanks!
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redford Premium
Thanks for the info.
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jimportell Premium
Thanks a bunch!
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Terry661 Premium
Easy to follow along with. Thank you
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RetiredDude Premium
Hey, Nathaniell. This is EXACTLY what I need! All my pics on my website are about the same size and it makes things look kind of blah. This is just what I need to spice things up a bit. Thanks for sharing this info!
-Howard
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kennnyb Premium
Very useful Nathaneill. Thank you so much
ken
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floridajf Premium
Nice tutorial, Nathaniel.
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