I'm looking for a plugin that allows the user to define where the image will be cropped for a given thumbnail size.

For example, the user uploads an image, a screen comes up with the image and a selection box, and asks her to move/resize the image within the selection for size 'medium'.

I've found two plugins that allow the user to do this after the thumbnail has been uploaded: Post Thumbnail Editor and Crop-Thumnails.

Either of these might work, but does anyone know of a plugin that will ask for this on upload?


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  • For built in images sizes or for custom ones? – Krzysiek Dróżdż Jul 18 '13 at 18:48
  • Both. The defaults and any added with add_image_size(). I guessed I assumed that a plugin would do both with the way the hooks are set up. – Will M Jul 18 '13 at 18:52
  • There is built in cropping for default sizes. AFAIK it's hard to implement it for additional sizes - there were no hooks to do it (but I've checked it few versions back...) – Krzysiek Dróżdż Jul 18 '13 at 19:46
  • I'm aware that there is default cropping. But sometimes it doesn't crop in the place that the user would like. That's why I'm looking for a solution so that the user can configure what area it crops on an image/thumbnail basis. – Will M Jul 18 '13 at 21:09

I've used Post Thumbnail Editor on many sites, its really very good.

Just remember when it opens, that it opened in a new tab, once you're done cropping, close the tab to get back to where yo were


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