“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.

Source: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/image-issues-cropping#post-6230879

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

  1. thanks guy..
    but a’m using fedora… wordpress need php-gd for cropping image on wordpress…
    for redhat base:
    # yum install php-gd

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

  2. 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

    1. 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.

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

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