Editing images ¶
When you browse the Media library, or create or edit a Content Item that contains an Image or Image asset Field, you can perform basic image editing functions by using the Image Editor.
The Image Editor enables:
- image cropping
- image flipping
- setting a point of focus within an image
Image Editor is available whenever you see the Edit icon on the preview.
With the Flip feature you mirror the image along a horizontal or vertical axis. Click either the Horizontal or Vertical button to flip an image.
With the Crop feature you can cut the image down to a desired aspect ratio and dimensions. You can either choose one of the preset aspect ratio options (square, vertical or horizontal rectangle, or widescreen), or click Custom.
After you choose an aspect ratio, a grid appears on the preview. You can then resize the grid to mark an area of the image that you want to be visible. You can also enter the exact width and hight values in the Crop size area.
Click the tick icon to confirm the change or the X icon to cancel it and clear the preview. When you confirm the change, the preview refreshes to display a cropped image.
Confirming the crop operation does not mean that it has been saved. You must click Save to apply the changes to the original image.
If your page contains an image that is larger that the current viewport, for example, when a user accesses the page from a mobile phone, you can select a point on the image that the view should focus on.
This way, a responsive image can be cropped to fit the viewport, so the area that contains the selected point is always visible.
Cropping to focal point is not automatic. The site's templates must be adapted for this to happen. See Use focal point in developer documentation for an example of implementing such cropping.
Click the Show point button to see a target on the preview. Drag the target to a point on the image that you want to focus on. Click the X icon to restore the original position of the target.
Click the left or right arrow button to undo or redo the most recent change. Click Reset image to restore the original appearance of the image.
Click Save to apply your edits to the original image and exit the Image Editor screen.