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PHP Image Editor Lite


Alternative image editing directly in WordPress. Replaces the original image editor.


  • Resize (drag and drop)
  • Rotate
  • Crop (drag and drop)
  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Undo
  • Grayscale
  • Easy user interface

Checkout the live demo.

Note: If you’re interested in the lite version, you may also like the pro version.


  • How it looks like when resizing an image.
  • How it looks like when rotating an image.
  • How it looks like when cropping an image.
  • How it looks like when handling brightness, contrast and grayscale.


  1. Unzip the zip file to /yoursite/wp-content/plugins/

  2. Set the directories /yoursite/wp-content/plugins/php-image-editor-lite/editimagesoriginal/, /yoursite/wp-content/plugins/php-image-editor-lite/editimagespng/ and /yoursite/wp-content/plugins/php-image-editor-lite/editimagesworkwith/ to read, write, and execute permissions.

  3. If you already havenĀ“t done it, set your own image directory, subdirectories to read, write, and execute permissions. For example /yoursite/wp-content/uploads/

Important! CHMOD 777 ain’t secure. You could try CHMOD 755. Read more at:

Contributors & Developers

“PHP Image Editor Lite” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Just changed the readme file.


  • Changed directory names.


  • Initial release.