In wordpress I am using the featured image to have a thumbnail by each post and a larger one by a featured post.
I have two sizes set up: for featured thumbs – ‘medium’ at 300×200
and for regular posts I use ‘thumb’ 150×150
for featured posts I upload the medium size and then I automatically get a cropped version for thumb size.
when i upload an image i have the choice of cropping it for thumbnail use.
I crop it at 150×150 with my choice of where to crop, choose only for thumbnail, and it doesn’t get saved.
i think its because a 150×150 has already been created because my loop calls for post_thumbnail(‘thumbnail’);
the only way to get it to save my version is to make a crop at 151×151 and then it makes a 3rd file.
why can’t it just save over the old thumbnail version?
what I want basically is if I upload a picture for my featured posts at 300×200 I should be able to decide how it crops it for the 150×150 thumbs for the regular posts. not it doing it automatically and terribly
here is my blog http://www.baseshamai.com/blog the top is a featured post. under that are regular posts using the thumbnail setting in media > settings which is set to 150px and hard crop checked and they do not look it?
i discovered a problem i think.
I had two thumbnail sizes. thumbnail and medium.
I was uploading images at a perfect medium size so it wasn’t auto creating the medium size and I thinks somehow this affected the thumb size which was created uncropped.
i got rid of the medium size and now it created a good cropped thumbnail.
what sucks is that I can’t really overwrite that thumbnail, I can only create another one.
if I do that I end up having 3 files in my uploads folder and of course int he library you only see one.