How to edit images for WordPress, Drupal, Wix, and any CMS website.
One of the most amazing things about having a Content Management System website, such as a WordPress site, is the ability to update it yourself. And although WordPress offers ways to edit the images you already uploaded, it’s best to upload them to the dimensions that are best for the site. Otherwise, you will end up with an unnecessary amount of images that bog down your backups and cost you time and money down the road. Let’s look at the many options available for Windows and Mac users, with free or low-cost options.
5 Top Tools and Apps to use to edit images on WordPress websites
If you are on a Mac, you have some terrific built-in capabilities, such as Preview, iPhoto, and Automator. These are the 5 Top Tools and Apps for Mac users.
Preview, you can access Tools in the menu to scale and crop. For more details on all the amazing things Preview can do with images and PDF files, follow this link on Apple’s Support pages.
iPhoto also has a great set of tools to do the same, and even enhance your photos if you want. There are TONS of things to do with iPhoto. To stay on top with the latest version, follow this link on Apple’s Support page for iPhoto for Mac and iOS.
Automator is a great way to batch-process a bunch of images all at once. It’s the easiest tool to create an app on a Mac, and also has it’s limitations. You can find more about its basic capabilities on Apple’s Automator page. If you need help with creating Automator apps, I can help you.
GIMP is another stand-alone image editing app that is FREE and gets very good reviews. I don’t know much about it, and am still able to help you if you get stuck.
Pixelmator also gets good reviews. Again, a lot of tools, a lot of options. It’s only $30, a lot less than Photoshop, for sure! I don’t know much about it, and am still able to help you if you get stuck.
If you are using Windows, there’s always the tried-and-true (and improving) Windows Paint. GIMP as mentioned above, is also available for Windows and is another stand-alone image editing app that is FREE and gets very good reviews. I don’t know much about it, and am still able to help you if you get stuck.
So, what app do I use to edit my images?
If you want free and easy, use your OS’s choice. Mac users, use Preview and iPhoto. Windows users, I recommend GIMP.
If you have more questions, or need a pro to get you through the tough spots, I’m here to help you if you get stuck.
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