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  • I would like the thumbnail cropping feature to crop from top to left instead of center center. I love the new post-thumbnail feature and the cropping feature, but I wonder if it is, at all possible, to change the way WP is cropping my thumbnails.

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  • I found the solution! I’m using WP 2.9.1
    Go to your includes > media.php file.
    Line: 309 and 310

    $s_x = floor( ($orig_w - $crop_w) / 2 );
    $s_y = floor( ($orig_h - $crop_h) / 2 );

    Replace the above with:

    $s_x = 0;
    $s_y = 0;

    This will make WP crop from top to left.
    I would keep the old code commented above it just for reference.

    Once you’ve made changes, the easiest way to redo all your old thumbnails with the new settings is to install this plug-in:
    Regenerate Thumbnails
    this will regenerate all your plug-ins.
    You may also want to hit “refresh” a couple of times to see the newly cropped thumbnails.

    This works for WP 2.9.2 as well.

    That’s a workaround but ideally WordPress should allow the user control over the crop position of every image.

    Is this something that will come in WordPress 3? I hope so..This is really frustrating especially for a portfolio site where you want to showcase the best part of the image in the thumbnail.

    I second rosacreative, because most of the time the important visual information of an image is on the top center part.

    is there a way to do this other than editing the core?

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