How to resize (scale) a photo in WordPress

When inserting a photo into a blog, WordPress gives the option of thumbnail, medium, or full size. The problem is that medium often appears too small while full size is punch-you-in-the-face large.

Recently I discovered that I can scale a photo, adjust the size incrementally and proportionately! I don’t know if this is a new feature with WordPress that came with a recent update, or if it’s been there all along and I just noticed. But, it’s very cool.

(Caveats: My blog uses software. I don’t know if this works on It might. Try it.)

How to scale a photo

Step one: Insert your photo into your draft blog like normal.

Step two: Click on the photo to get the edit symbol (the pen on the left). Click on the pen.

upload photo


Step four: Click on the size pull down menu and select “custom.”

picture size


Step five: Click on the little arrows and adjust the size up or down.

size box


Voila! Proceed as usual.

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4 Responses to How to resize (scale) a photo in WordPress

  1. S.J. Maylee says:

    Yes! We have the exact feature in Very helpful.

  2. Lisa Medley says:

    Always learning! Good for you 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Laurel Lasky says:

    I wonder if I can do that in ipad. I’ll try it. I’m looking forward to the release in January.


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