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Manual Image Crop


Plugin allows you to manually crop all the image sizes registered in your WordPress theme (in particular featured image).
Simply click on the “Crop” link next to any image in your media library.
The “lightbox” style interface will be brought up and you are ready to go.
Whole cropping process is really intuitive and simple.

Apart from media library list, the plugin adds links in few more places:
* Below featured image box (“Crop featured image”)
* In the media insert modal window (once you select an image)

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GitHub Repository


  • Dutch (Bernardo Hulsman)
  • French (Gabriel FĂ©ron)
  • German (Bertram Greenhough)
  • Hungarian (Roland Kal)
  • Italian (Alessandro Curci)
  • Polish (myself)
  • Russian (Andrey Hohlov)
  • Spanish (Andrew Kurtis)
  • Swedish (Karl Oskar Mattsson)

Please contact me if you want to add a translation (or submit a pull request on GitHub)



  • Upload manual-image-crop to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


  • Navigate to the ‘Plugins’ menu inside of the wordpress wp-admin dashboard, and select AD NEW
  • Search for ‘Manual Imag Crop’, and click install
  • When the plugin has been installed, Click ‘Activate’



Support for this plug-in is very bad and it contains a few bugs. No response after a month..

how to set min crop size and max crop size…


is it possible to set min width and height for crop and also maximum height and width for crop.

i want to set minimum and maximum width for image crop. so user not able to crop low then specific height and width. for exmpl. minimum crop size is 150×150 so when user try to minimize more it do not minimize after 150x150px and same for maximize so it do not maximize after 300pxx300px width…

thanks in advance..

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Contributors & Developers

“Manual Image Crop” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Manual Image Crop” has been translated into 5 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • Fixed ‘streched images’ issue


  • Hungarian translation added
  • Swedish translation added
  • Security improvements


  • Fixed handling of array $crop param


  • Dutch translation added
  • Better error handling
  • Fixed overwriting of previously saved crops
  • Minor tweaks all around


  • More descriptive error messages
  • Russian translation added
  • Hooked ‘Crop’ link to new media library layout (WP 4.0)
  • A few minor edits


  • Fixed ‘Cannot use string offset as an array’ error


  • French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish translations added
  • Settings page added (quality, visibility, custom labels)
  • Compatibility with Retina/HiDPI (@2x) plugin added
  • Fixed issue with closing editor window from within media uploader screen


  • WordPress 3.9 compatibility issues fixed
  • Removed randomly floated ‘Maximum upload file size’


  • Added remembering of the previously selected area after cropping the specific image size
  • Fixed the “wp_enqueue_script was called incorrectly” warning in the WP debug mode


  • Fixed the issue with overwriting the original image when cropping image size registered after the attachment had been uploaded


  • Fixed HTTP Authentication no preview issue
  • Fixed path issues on multisite/subfolder WP installations


  • Fixed Chrome stretched image issue
  • Improved compatibility with other plugins using ‘thickbox’


  • Initial version