How to edit images for WordPress, SquareSpace, 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. Let’s look at the many options available for Windows and Mac users, with free or low-cost options.
Does WordPress crop and re-size images?
Yes and no… 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.
macOS Photos (previously iPhoto)
Photos 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.
Windows 10 Paint 3D
If you are using Windows, there’s now Paint 3D. 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.