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Can I make the thumbnail images in my gallery bigger?

  • To insert pictures in my posts, I upload them to WordPress first. Then I go to the gallery to select them and insert them. However, the thumbnails in the gallery are really, really tiny. I can barely make out what the pictures are.

    Is there any way to make these thumbnails bigger?

    Thanks a lot!

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Look in Settings/Media.

    Thanks, ESMI.

    Unfortunately, my question wasn’t clear enough. (I’m having trouble getting my head around the logic of how WordPress deals with images, but I’m getting there.)

    It isn’t the thumbnails in posts and on the blog itself that I’m having trouble with. I think in Settings/Media, you control how those thumbnails look.

    I’m talking about when you select an image from a gallery or the Media Library. The thumbnails there are 32 pixels by 32 pixels, and when pictures are similar, it’s difficult to tell which is which. I have to click on “Show” for each one in order to see it larger. Then I get an image that is 128 pixels by 128 pixels. That is large enough, though still not ideal for my purposes. At this point, I’m choosing which image to insert into a post where, and I’d prefer to see the whole image (not just a part of it) and a somewhat larger image.

    I’ve looked around for any settings that affect these thumbnails, but I can’t find any.

    Thanks again.




    Forum Moderator

    There aren’t any settings to change the size of these images. You might want to have a look at a few Admin/Dashboard themes – especially those developed for people with poorer eyesight.

    Has anyone figured out how to do this? I am going blind trying to tell one thumbnail from another when trying to pick images from the media gallery from inside the editor.

    The rest of the admin section is fine. These tiny thumbnails are way to small when you’re dealing with thousands of photos.

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