Updated on Oct 10, 2022
Sometimes you might upload an image to WordPress and then realize it’s not perfectly edited beforehand. Fortunately, you can edit images after they've been submitted to your WordPress site. In this tutorial, we'll go over how to effortlessly alter photos in WordPress.
Most users are unaware of the built-in image editor. Thus, they do not make use of its simple options to modify photos in WordPress. After you've uploaded images to your media library, you may use the image editor to resize, crop, and otherwise change them. Simply follow the instructions below to learn how to edit photos in WordPress from your dashboard.
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First things first – you need an image. To upload a new image, go to Media → Add New, then drag and drop your image or click the Select File button to select your image.
Alternatively, you can use the image you already have by going to Media → Library and selecting an image from there. Click on the image title to open it.
After you've selected an image and opened it, you should see something like this.
You may now give your image a title, captions, alt text, and description. But what we're looking for is the Edit Image button directly below the image preview, which will allow you to begin editing photos in WordPress.
When the editor opens, you’ll see a few options to alter your image.
Just to the right of the image preview, you will now see a new Restore Image option. By pressing this button, you can restore the original state of both your image and its thumbnail.
Want more sophisticated WordPress image editing options? such as word additions, shape overlays, or image filters? The WP Paint Plugin is ideal in such a case. To add additional image editing capabilities to your dashboard that are similar to those in Canva, Procreate or Photoshop, just install this premium plugin.
Now that you know how to use all the WordPress image edit features and options go try it out! It’s a super handy and useful tool when adding images to posts or pages and can even save you a few seconds (compared to opening up image editor software/apps on your computer). And once you’re done, give some of these image optimization tips a try.
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