I have an image which should be output on the page. The space is limited (width-max = 209px). Now I have to provide the image in a scaled size, if the user doesn't do it.

This is my code:

$src = wp_get_attachment_image_src($logo, 'full');
$width = $src[1];
$height = $src[2];
$new_width = 200;
$factor = $width/$new_width;
$new_height = round($height/$factor);
echo wp_get_attachment_image($logo, array($new_width, $new_height))

But the image used is the thumbnail image (150x150) and the width and height in the html code is 92!

<img width="92" height="92" title="my title" alt="Logo" class="attachment-200x92" src="http://www.test.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/logo-150x150.jpg">

In the docu it is stated that I should use add image size but the height can be different for each picture. Also what happens with already uploaded pictures?

How can I fix this?


add_image_size( 'squeeze', 200, 1000, false ); and Regenerate Thumbnails did the job for me.

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    What was the original size of the uploaded image? Jul 18, 2012 at 12:08
  • 2677 (width) x 1232 (height)
    – testing
    Jul 18, 2012 at 13:00

1 Answer 1


The real workhorses behind wp_get_attachment_image_src are image_downsize & image_get_intermediate_size.

Between the two, they'll attempt to find the largest image available that fits within the constraints of the required size.

The return value of wp_get_attachment_image_src will be:

    [0] => 'source of image that best fits',
    [1] => 'width of source image'
    [2] => 'height of source image',

Also what happens with already uploaded pictures?

Nothing. You'll need a plugin like Regenerate Thumbnails if you've changed your media settings/added image sizes, and want to apply them to all exisiting images.

  • Sorry, I don't get it. image_downsize gives me always thumb. image_get_intermediate_size also gave me a thumb (150x150). Also I don't know the exact height/width. I can only calculate the height. I want the following: 1) Extract the orginal width/height ->Done. 2) Calculate a matching height (width is set to a constant) -> Done. 3) Get a scaled image with the new width/height -> Problems
    – testing
    Jul 19, 2012 at 17:09
  • wp_get_attachment_image won't give you a scaled image, it'll give an image that best fits. Since you're asking for an image no wider than 200, the thumb is the only candidate. Jul 19, 2012 at 17:12
  • So taking the original image size (2677 x 1232) and scaling it down with HTML is the only option for me?
    – testing
    Jul 19, 2012 at 17:24
  • Well, you could grab the medium & scale it, or register a new image size & regenerate the existing ones with Regenerate Thumbnails. Jul 19, 2012 at 20:14
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    Just use something like add_image_size( 'squeeze', 200, 1000, false ). This'll create a scaled image (because crop is false) no wider than 200, and no taller than 1000. Unless you upload a ridiculously exaggerated portrait image, scaled will always be 200px wide. Jul 20, 2012 at 10:10

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