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Version 2.9 image editor not working (44 posts)

  1. ZJL
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just upgraded to 2.9 and am trying to crop an image before inserting it into the post but the new image editing is not working. When I pull up the option to edit the image, the button for cropping is by default somehow already selected, so I go ahead and drag my cursor to do the crop, which works, but then when I hit save, nothing happens. The "save" button appears to be inactive.

    The worst of it is that before I was using the plugin "scissors" to crop photos and it worked fine. I tried to reinstall that plugin to use it, but the new wordpress image editor overrides it and it is not showing up.

    My site is image heavy and I need to crop. Please help.

    Thanks.

  2. patrik bona
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same for me, crop is not working for me and i have no idea why... I select area to crop, hit save and nothing happens...

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem? If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the default theme to rule out any theme-related problems?

    The image editing is working fine in my 2.9 installs.

  4. BergyOnWP
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I was using scissors, but it no longer appears with 2.9. So I deactivated it, and then reactivated it. This helped somewhat. I can either scale an image or crop it, but not both. I am on a Mac and have tried both Firefox and Safari. I'm thinking of downgrading back to the eariler version of WP because this is a pain.

  5. Mosher
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I can confirm the same problem. Rotate/flip all seem to work fine, but crop just doesn't do anything apart from highlight a rectangle of the image. I've never used any image-editing plugins before.

    Two installs, same on both.

  6. harryjerry
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I went through the same problem initially. Here's a solution to the image crop problem you're all facing (it's not a problem btw, you'll know)

    http://harryjerry.com/tech/how-to-crop-images-in-wordpress-2-9-image-editor/

    Alternately click here.

  7. BergyOnWP
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you for your article Harry. But there is another set of steps involved if you want to both crop and scale an image. My original image is 240 x 280 and I want to post an image frame that is 140 x 140. So first I need to crop it to a 1:1 aspect ratio. That leaves me with a 240 x 240 image. I must first save that cropped image and also click update media. Now, only after I have fully saved the cropped image, can i then go back to it and edit by scaling to 140 x 140. And hit scale - then save- and then update media.

    Crop first, save, then scale and save. You must do it in that order.

    If you ask me, this is a real problem bug, not a "silly" misunderstanding of how it works. This should be fixed so that you can crop and scale in the same sequence of steps.

  8. ZJL
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks HarryJerry!!
    BergyOnWPI hear you. I was using scissors too, and it was working fine. Now 2.9 gives us an image cropping tool that prevents us from using scissors but isn't as good as scissors. I applaud WP for putting in an image editing tool, but I'm surprisd/confused to see it not as good and as simple as a plug-in that we were all using. I hope this is fixed soon.

  9. slnc
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Crop button appears disabled to me. I have tried disabling all plugins and crop button is still disabled (greyed-out). As others I used scissors before and all operations worked like a charm with it.

  10. slnc
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Actually it was caused by some stray newlines in my functions.php. Now it works (but it would be cool to have the miniatures recreated after cropping).

  11. C. Spencer Beggs
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I was struggling with this for a bit, too. To get the cropping to work, you have to drag the window (hold SHIFT to lock the aspect ratio) and then click the crop icon (the one in the upperleft corner of the toolbar) to actually get it to crop.

    So, that works and appears the right way in the Media Library. Unfortunately, the post thumbnail stays the way it was when I first uploaded.

  12. Tom
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @sInc Do you know exactly what in Functions.php was causing it? I deleted everything it mine to test it out, and it fixed the problem.

    The only issue is, I need everything in my functions.php file. If I delete it, my site doesn't work. If I keep it, cropping doesn't work. Help!

  13. Seth Stevenson
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've been having issues with the crop tool as well. Except I don't even have the ability to click on the image and highlight a section to crop.

    I have WordPress 2.9 running on two almost identical servers. Both IIS 6, PHP 5.2.6 (with bundled gd library enabled). The crop tool works on one server but not the other, and for the life of me I can't find any difference between the servers other than the fact that one has gzip compression enabled and the other doesn't.

  14. Seth Stevenson
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Also, I have tried deactivating all of my plugins and using the default theme.

  15. grex22
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I experienced the same problem, and it appears that the culprit in my case was a widget -- Collapsable Archives Widget, I believe. I deactivated it and the image editor seems to be working now.

  16. agreda
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am able to use the editor, and the changes update and preview properly, but the edited image does not get saved. The edited version appears in the library, but when inserted into a post the original image is displayed. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

    Update:
    PHP version: 5.2.11
    GD Version: bundled (2.0.34 compatible)

  17. ndrwld
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I experienced the same problem with crop tool on my local machine (using WAMP).
    I have Virtualhosts setup there. Just have noticed that if I change virtualhost root directory settings from "AllowOverride FileInfo Options" to "AllowOverride all" everything works fine.
    Hope this will help you.

  18. rainer23
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    When opening my image editor at 2.9.1 it looks like this,
    http://i50.tinypic.com/s5ifbp.jpg
    But I can't find the option where to rotate/flip the pic?
    Any ideas?

  19. agreda
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @nedrwld: we're on our own box, and allowoveride is set to all on all directories. no help there. but thanks for the suggestion.

    @rainer23: go to edit image and click the edit button. let us know here if your edited images insert or not.

  20. rainer23
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    When I click the edit button nothing happens. When I adjust the Alignment and description and click "update" this is done.

  21. taylhis
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    READ THIS:
    Chances are it might be your BROWSER. I was having the same issue in Firefox, tried it in IE 8 and it worked. I had to disable the screencapture ass-on. You may have a FF or IE add-on/toolbar that is causing problems. Try disabling all add-ons and see if it works.

  22. agreda
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @taylhis thanks for the tip! unfortunately, disabling all add ons did not help. problem persists in firefox and safari.

  23. Diane Bourque
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @harryjerry Thanks for directing us to this tutorial which gave me the solution on cropping my images in 2.9

    http://harryjerry.com/tech/how-to-crop-images-in-wordpress-2-9-image-editor/

  24. recoilfx
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had the same problem, until I realized that if I insert one of the smaller sizes (ie, thumbnail, small, medium, large, not full size), WP correctly inserts the edited image.

    It seems like the image editing functions are really half baked, for example: if i resize the image, the link url in the insert dialog still reflects the original image, and the dimensions in the sizes row is not updated with the new size until we refresh the dialog.

    edit: Oops, I apologize - I was using WordPress Mu and it seems that regular wordpress is working correctly.

  25. agreda
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @recoilfx That's OK! I am also having the image editor problems in WPMU 2.9.1 and just confirmed it is working on our standard WP install. I only chimed in here to see if any of these tips help, but they do not.

    I can confirm, however, similar symptoms as what you describe under WPMU -- images inserted at full size (or thumbnail), only get stretched (if scaled) with no cropping effects. All effects apply correctly on images inserted at Medium size.

    Time to update that WPMU forums Image Editor topic!

  26. keichisan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same here... The Cropping tool just doesn't work same with all the other buttons..

    So did anyone came up with a Solution yet?

  27. theeskimofriend
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am having a similar, yet WORSE problem. In one of my installations I can not get the image uploader to even open. When you click on the button, nothing happens.

    I only have 2 plugins and a few jQuery scripts in my theme. I deactivated all plugins & switched to the default theme, and it still DIDN'T work. I also re-uploaded the JS folder in hopes that the error was there...but to no avail.

    Is anyone else using .htaccess to direct a public_html folder/the site root to a wordpress install? I'm wondering if that has something to do with it.

  28. hiphipvargas
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I can crop, but only when the selected area has dimensions equal or above 100px x 105px ! If the selected area has less width or height, the crop button gets disabled. Anyone can explain why? Or how to avoid this behavior?

  29. skarck
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i seems to me that the crop tool button is disabled unless you select an area that is equal or above the thumbnail size you set in settings->media library... makes sense imo.

  30. JohnathanNYC
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had a similar issue with firefox. What worked for me was either disabling the iSmooth firefox skin and/or upgrading to FF 3.6 I did both at the same time so I'm not sure which method worked.

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