How to change image dimensions (6 posts)

  1. ethanrocker21
    Posted 3 years ago #


    How do you crop an image? For example, I started with an image 570x476 and need to change it to 570x400. What's the easiest way to do this?

    Last time I tried to crop this, I had trouble saving the changes. The save button was grayed out and unable to be clicked.


  2. davejampole
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Are you talking about the physical size of the image or the size of what displays?

    I adjust image size using Paint Shop Pro, although there are a number of free image adjustment tools. Display size only needs height and width attributes. You can also resize the image.

    Before you ask what the difference is: let's say you take a picture of your pet dog. In the editing tool, you can select the dogs head and use that as your image, or you can adjust the height and width of the image.

    Display size displays whatever the image is either larger or smaller, depending on the height and width values.

  3. ethanrocker21
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I was referring to the cropping tool within wordpress which evidently allows you to change the size of the picture itself. So, for example, let's say I start out with a picture that is 500x300 and I want to change the dimensions to 600x400. In order to achieve this, there would have to be an alteration to the picture through cropping because the dimension proportions are different. So I guess what I am asking is how to change the dimension proportions through wordpress? My gut tells me that this can be achieved through cropping the image in the wordpress cms. However, last time I tried to do this, I had trouble saving the changes. The save button was grayed out and unable to be clicked.

  4. ethanrocker21
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm sorry, that 600x400 example is a mistake, because it has the same dimension proportions as 500x300. So just replace it with 700x300, or whatever figure has a different proportional relationship from 500x300.

  5. davejampole
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There are a ton of free image manipulation tools available. Any of them will allow you to crop the image (remove what you don't want and save what you do under a different name. Then, within WP, you can set the width and height attributes to meet your needs.

  6. Good Guy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you can't physically resize your picture then you could let your code do it for you. A picture is linked like in this code:

    <img alt="test-picture" height="229" src="stephen-kelly-370x229.jpg" width="370"></p>

    Now you can see that height and width are explicitly declared and can be changed but some distortion might occur if you know nothing about how pictures are resized.

    If you want to crop the picture (as opposed to resizing a picture) then you will need a program like: fireworks, photoshop, Photoshop elements, Corel photoshop or even some free tools. There are some online sites that can do such as photoshop.com.


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