With this cPanel feature, you can manage and edit your images directly through its interface. The image must be uploaded to your account to use this feature. To access cPanel images, click the Images link found in your files section.
This feature includes the following tools:
Thumbnailer Converter #
Thumbnailer creates small images or thumbnails of the original image. This is done by using these images wherever required as it could save more bandwidth. For example, when we need to preview the photo, which will then open in a new tab, when the user clicks on the image preview. We can use a small image here, instead of forcibly resizing the image to display it in a small size.
To use the Thumbnailer converter, we can open the application by clicking on the Thumbnailer link from the images section. We will get a similar dashboard as shown below.
cPanel - Image Scaler #
Image Scaler is a very useful tool to resize an image to increase or decrease its size, or we can say to resize an image. To resize an image, we need to follow these steps -
Step 1 - Open Image Scaler by clicking on the Scaler from Images section.
Step 2: Access directories by clicking the folder icon on the left side, as above.
Step 3: Select the file you want to resize by clicking on the file name.
Note: Image Scaler is a single image tool and can be used with a single image at a time.
Step 4: Enter new pixel dimensions or enter the percentage by which you want to increase or decrease the image. You can select, Maintain aspect ratio, so that the aspect ratio of the image is not disturbed and also you can keep the old copy of the file as Image Scalar replaces the old image with the new one.
Step 5: Finally click on Scale Image.
cPanel - Image converter #
The image converter can be used to convert the image format of any image. It can convert from one supported type to any other supported type. To use the image converter, open the interface by clicking the converter link from the Images section.
Step 1: Access directories by clicking on the folder icon on the left side, as we did above.
Step 2: Select the file or folder you want to resize by clicking on the file or folder name.
Note - Image Converter can be used with a single file or folder.
Step 3: Select a new file type from the prompt as shown below, which can be:
- Portable Network Graphics (.PNG)
- JPEG (.JPG)
- GIF (.GIF)
- Bitmap (.BMP)
Step 4: Finally click Convert to convert the file type.
Step 1: Navigate to the desired directory you want to create thumbnails from, to navigate through the directories use the folder icon on the left side.
Step 2: Select the folder you want to create thumbnails from by clicking on the folder name displayed in the center.
Note: Thumbnailer is a tool for creating bulk thumbnails, a single image cannot be used in these tools.
Step 3: Under Scale Percentage, the text inputs enter the percentage by which you want to shrink the image. Select Constrain aspect ratio to keep the original aspect ratio of the image.
Step 4: Finally click on Thumbnail Images to create thumbnails.
The system will automatically create a subfolder, the thumbnails in the selected folder and all files in that folder will be converted and saved there with a tn_ prefix. For example, if you have an abc.png image, it will be saved in tn_abc.png.