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Scissors enhances WordPress' handling of images by introducing cropping, resizing, rotating, and watermarking functionality.

Version 1.3.7

  • Another attempt to make watermarking work across all WordPress platforms.

Version 1.3.6

  • Fixed watermarking in WordPress MU. Make sure to re-select the watermark from the media library or alternatively remove the /files prefix of the watermark image path ...

Version 1.3.5

  • Introduced check to disable the plugin on WordPress 2.9 and newer due to incompatibilities with the new integrated image editor I was invited to contribute to. Feel free to call this version the "farewell" edition of Scissors.

Version 1.3.3

  • Better error messages, suggested by Nicholas Ward.
  • Proper handling of predefined aspect ratios for medium and large images in the cropper.

Version 1.3.2

  • Latvian translation by Eduards Marhelis added.

Version 1.3.1

  • An error message is now displayed for images that have an unsupported type.

Version 1.3

  • Polish translation by Kamil Cichocki added.
  • Romanian translation by Marius Butuc added.
  • Several other translations updated.

Version 1.2.6

  • Added new configuration options: Cropping of medium and large images to exact dimensions.

Version 1.2.5

  • Estonian translation by Fred Elkind added.
  • Added new configuration options: Default aspect ratio and default relevance-enhanced image reduction state for cropping of pictures.

Version 1.2.4

  • Updated Swedish translation by Daniel Nyström added.

Version 1.2.3

  • Finnish translation by Taneli Selin added.
  • Hungarian translation by Lakatos Zsolt added.

Version 1.2.2

  • It's now possible to skip watermarking and/or resizing of full-size images at upload time for individual images.
  • Added a link to the WordPress media settings page to Scissors' plugin list entry.

Version 1.2.1

  • Chinese translation by tolingo translations added.
  • Improved code for management of the Scissors configuration.
  • Made image loading and saving more robust with regard to MIME types.

Version 1.2

  • Turkish translation by Ömer Faruk added.
  • Portuguese translation by Vitor Damiani added.
  • Added checks to hide the Scissors panel for images of unsupported type.
  • Added functionality to update the GUI when an image without a separate thumbnail is modified, e.g. because it's too small.
  • From now on watermarking metadata is generated only if the full size image is watermarked (optimization).

Version 1.1.9

  • Italian translation by Gianni Diurno added.
  • Fixed 'imagerotate' related check.

Version 1.1.8

  • Made Scissors more robust against corrupted image uploads that could cause division-by-zero errors in previous versions.
  • Added a check to enable image rotation only on systems that have support for the correspondung GD library function 'imagerotate'.

Version 1.1.5

  • Watermarking bug fix: Adding watermarks manually for a given image didn't work.
  • Added checks to avoid problems with media for which no intermediate images were created at upload-time.

Version 1.1.1

  • Watermarking bug fix: Sometimes enabling watermarking wouldn't work as expected.
  • Dutch translation by Jens Swelson added.

Version 1.1

  • Image resize overhauled: Image width and height are displayed and can be edited directly.
  • Automatic image resize enhanced: Adaptive mode limits the maximal width of landscape images and the maximal height of portrait images.
  • Selective watermarking introduced: Select the image sizes you wish to watermark in the configuration dialog and on a per-image basis, e.g. large image only.
  • JCrop updated to 0.98: Fixes problems with IE8.
  • Greek translation by Eleftherios Kosmas added.

Version 1.0.2

  • Code improvements by Samuel Aguilera.
  • Russian translation by Sergey Shkoda added.

Version 1.0

  • Stable release with support for resizing, cropping, rotating, watermarking and automatic image resampling.

Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.8.6
Last Updated: 7 years ago
Active Installs: 4,000+


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