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Beginners Guide on How to Edit WordPress Images

by Waseem Abbas on February 1, 2018

Do you want to edit your images for blog posts? You may know that WordPress has an image editor with basic functions like cropping, rotating, flipping and more. In this tutorial, we will share how to edit WordPress images.

Having a photo editor is great to edit images for effects, resizing and more. Though you can use the WordPress image editor for simple editing.

To edit WordPress images, you’ll need to follow these 3 steps:

  • Step 1. Upload your image in WordPress media library
  • Step 2. Click on the image that you want to edit
  • Step 3. Edit the image with available tools in WordPress

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Step 1: Upload Your Image in WordPress Media Library

The first thing you need to do is to upload your images(s) in WordPress.

To upload the image, you need to go to Media ยป Add New from your WordPress admin backend. Simply drag and drop your image on the screen.

Add New

It will be uploaded in WordPress photos section.

Step 2: Click on the Image That You Want to Edit

Once uploaded, go ahead and click on the image from WordPress Media Library. It will open a popup for you with the image details.

Click Image

You can edit your image here.

Step 3: Edit the Image With Available Tools in WordPress

It will show you an Edit Image button below the photo. Click on this button to open the image editing tools.

Edit Image

The tools include image cropping, rotating, flipping, scaling and more.

Edit WordPress Images

Once you are done with the editing, simply hit the Save button below the image.


If you aren’t satisfied with the editing, then click on the Undo option from the toolset and edit your image again.

That’s all. We hope this tutorial has helped you to learn how to edit WordPress images. You may also want to check out our guide on how to center two images side by side in WordPress. In case, your website images are loading slow, you should check out this ultimate guide to boost speed and performance.

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Waseem Abbas is a content writer for SoliloquyWP and Envira Gallery.

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