I have a Custom Post Type which contains custom fields for uploading images of different types for a portfolio site.
For example: (logos, websites, print-ads, etc...).
I plan on uploading images of all different sizes and aspect ratios, but I need to have a smaller size (thumbnail) of a specific (and different) size for each image type. I also need functionality to crop these thumbnails manually.
Logo thumbs -> 200x200
Website thumbs -> 450x200
print-ad thumbs -> 200X400
I've been toying with a couple plugins: Post Thumbnail Editor and Multiple Post Thumbnails. These seem to be too buggy in WordPress 3.3 and they don't appear to do exactly what I want though.
I could of course just upload 2 different versions of each image and use the crop tool in the backend to get them to the right size but I would love a more elegant approach.
I guessewhat I am really looking for is some advice.
- Should I keep fighting with existing plugins and try to get something working?
- Should I give up and use the dirty (upload 2 versions of each) approach?
What's the best option to handle this type of situation?