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  • In the Media Library, I was trying to crop out whitespace from a small image–and was frustrated that the crop button was disabled. After some experimentation and Googling, I realized that it would not allow me to crop unless I was cropping to at least 150 pixels high or 150 pixels wide (my thumbnail size is 150 x 150).

    Apparently this is a feature, not a bug. It is frustrating, though, when I would like to quickly make a change in a small image instead of editing it locally in a graphic editor and uploading it again. So my question is: is there any way to change this behavior so it will allow images to be cropped to any size?

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  • Here is a dreadful hack: scaling the image to several times LARGER than its normal size–for example, four times larger. Then crop the image, save, edit the image again and scale it down to one-fourth of its current size. It’s a terrible way to go about it, but it is faster than doing a local edit and re-upload.

    Still, changing a WordPress setting to simply allow the user to crop to any size would be much, much better.

    I was having a similar problem, with the crop button disabled, but my image was larger so I tried the crop area to 151x 151 pixels and voila the Crop button reappeared.. this worked fine for my needs.. (im using WP 3.3.1)

    If I am reading it right your upload image is 150px why not just change the thumbnail size in Settings > Media, change the thumbnail to 149px * 149px, or any other size you want?


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