I need Wordpress to create versions of each image in ALL of the registered image size, even if the registered image size is larger than the uploaded file.

For example, if I have the following registered image sizes:

  • large: 1024x1024
  • medium: 800x600
  • my-custom: 645x200

and I upload a an image of the dimensions 200x200, I need the system to scale the image up and crop it into all of the image sizes.

How would I go about doing this? Or is there a plugin somewhere that could do it for me?

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What you are asking for is called "upscaling images". Wordpress does not do that by default (with reasons). 2 solutions:

  1. no physical upscaling: display your images via CSS (and not as IMG html tags), using background-size: cover;
  2. a plugin that upscale images. Here is one (untested).
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    Oct 31, 2014 at 22:13

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