Purpose: The Sitecore CMS provides a basic image editor that can be used for simply
cropping, resizing and rotation tasks. It is not a direct replacement for Photoshop,
but can be used in situations where Photoshop is unavailable.
The Sitecore CMS photo editor is available via the media library. Select an image
within your department or office, and then click “Edit” from among the options available
This will launch a popup containing the editor that will need to be resized. Drag
the lower-right corner of the new window to resize to an appropriate dimension.
As with any content item in the CMS, the Save, Undo and Redo menu choices are available.
New menu options particular to the image editor, however, are the Crop, Resize,
Vertical, Horizontal and Rotate options.
Crop can be used to reduce the “viewable area” of a particular
image and is useful for remove unnecessary components of a photo in favor of areas
to which you would like to call attention.
Resize is extremely useful, as it allows the editor to (generally)
reduce the size of a particular image to a more appropriate dimension for use on
the web. Keep in mind that while this tool will also allow you to increase an images
size, it will not increase resolution. When resizing an image down in dimension,
you will also be reducing its file size, allowing for the image to be displayed
on the users system quicker.
The options for flip will reflect an image across an arbitrary
The rotate options are often used to orient portrait shots and/or
landscape shots properly, where the photographer had to rotate their camera to capture
the subject of the image.
Among these options, the only tool which does not immediate implement some action
is crop. In this circumstance, the first click on this tool button allows for the
editor to drag a selection box within the photo editor. A second click of the crop
button implements the crop and removes the region outside the cropped area.
Note: "Saving" images only saves a copy to the development version
of web content. In order for your edits to be expressed to the web, you must publish
your changes. Also note that image tags generated by the CMS will contain height
and width attributes which may change as a result of any editing taking place in
the photo editor. These will need require update, which means that for the sake
of efficiency, any photo editing should take place prior to inclusion of
the image within content items (web pages).