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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.44

(Home >> Advanced >> Image Manager)

Overview

The Image Manager allows you to modify and manage images that you saved to your account. This feature includes the following tools:

  • Thumbnailer — Use this tool to create thumbnails from images in a directory and store them in a thumbnails subdirectory.
  • Image Scaler — Use this tool to resize individual images.
  • Convert Image Format — Use this tool to convert one type of image file to another file type, and change the file type for all images in a directory. For example, you can change .jpg files to .png files.

Thumbnailer

The Thumbnailer creates smaller versions of images (thumbnails). Create thumbnails to save bandwidth on a photo page, where you can view smaller previews of your images before you access the larger ones. To convert a directory of images to thumbnails, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Thumbnailer.
  2. Select the directory that you wish to thumbnail. Click  to navigate the file system. Click on a folder name to select it. 

    Note:

     You must select an entire folder to convert into thumbnails. The Thumbnailer cannot convert individual images.

  3. In the Scale Percent text boxes, enter the percentage by which you wish to shrink your images. 
  4. Select the Keep Aspect Ratio checkbox to prevent the distortion of the image because the height and width will remain proportional.
    • Click Reset Dimensions to return the Scale Percent values to the default.
  5. Click Thumbnail Images

The Thumbnailer will create a new thumbnails subdirectory within the selected folder. The thumbnail images are prefixed tn_ For example, tn_example.png

Click Your images have been thumbnailed into to open the thumbnails directory in the File Manager interface (Home >> Files >> File Manager).

Image Scaler

You can use Image Scaler to enter percentages to scale an image bigger or smaller. To resize an image, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Image Scaler.
  2. Select the image that you wish to resize. Click  to navigate the file system. Click on a file name to select it.

  3. To set the new image size, perform either of the following two steps:

    • Use the New Dimensions text boxes to define, in pixels, how you wish to resize the image.

    • Use the Percent text boxes to define the percentage that you wish to resize your images. 

  4. Select the Keep Aspect Ratio checkbox to prevent the distortion of the image. The height and width will remain proportional.
    • Click Reset Dimensions to return the Scale Percent values to the default.
  5. Select the Retain a copy of the old image as checkbox to store a copy of the original image. Specify the file path where you wish to save the copy in the text box. 
  6. Click Scale Image
  7. Click Your image to view the rescaled image.

Convert Image Format

Use this tool to convert any of the supported file types from one type to another. To change an image's file type, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Image Scaler.
  2. Select the directory or file that you wish to convert. Click  to navigate the file system. Click on a folder name to select it. Click on a file name to select it.

  3. From the menu, select the file format to which you wish to convert your image or images. You may select any of the following file formats:
    • .PNG
    • .JPG
    • .GIF
    • .BMP
  4. Click Convert.

After you complete the conversion, the new file will reside in the same directory as the original by default.