1. mcmikemn
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I recently got an account and am playing with the WordPress Cloudinary library. Cloudinary looks appealing and has several nicer features than WP's built-in library, but your image-cropping functionality seems essentially useless. I understand that, when cropping, you can set the "gravity" (I assume this is roughly which part of the image will be considered center) and adjust the pixel height and/or width, but trying to guess how many pixels from some vague area of an image I want to crop to is impossible. And if I brought the image into an image editor on my computer to measure the pixels, I might as well save a cropped version there and upload it.

    Why don't you have the cropping functionality that is so common (user draws a square on an image, can resize the square, can click to crop the image to that square)? That would be much more usable.


  2. cloudinary
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for your feedback.

    It is in our road-map for the near future to improve custom coordinates based cropping to use an interactive cropping user interface in addition to the low-level approach currently available. We would be happy to update you when it is ready.

    Currently you can benefit from our face-detection based cropping. For example:

    Original image:

    Auto cropped:


  3. mcmikemn
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the response and your hard work. I'll keep my eye open for improved cropping.

    I can see how your face detection and face-detection-based cropping could be very useful tools (though not for my needs). Nice feature.

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