“There has been an error cropping your image.” solution

I encountered this “There has been an error cropping your image.” error in WordPress when I tried to crop an image for theme header.

The solution is surprisingly easy.

sudo apt-get install php5-gd

This will install the PHP GD library for image processing.

Update: You may need to restart apache server for it to come into effect.


14 replies on ““There has been an error cropping your image.” solution”

Hi, for nginx, you’ll likely be running php-fpm.
You should restart the service as such:
sudo service php5-fpm restart

hello im kind of a noob at this. im getting this error and i have no idea what any of you are talking about or how to change it

the solution applies for those who host their own website on dedicated / cloud server with direct access to shell. If you don’t know about any of these, approach your service provider as you are probably using a shared hosting.

make all (install php7.0-gd, restart apache, clean cache), but this problem is still here 🙁 What else can provide this problem?

It is now 2021, I freshly installed WordPress locally on a Windows 10 PC with one of the newest themes, and I get this same error.
I’m using php 7.4.
The solution appears to be to install or activate php7-gd2 , an extension of php that is not installed by default. (Google knows how.)

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