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Opened 11 months ago

Last modified 6 weeks ago

#58794 accepted defect (bug)

Edit Image UX needs improvement

Reported by: deepakvijayan's profile deepakvijayan Owned by: joedolson's profile joedolson
Milestone: 6.6 Priority: normal
Severity: major Version: 6.3
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Bug Report


When editing(scale and crop) an image via "Attachment details". The settings for the selected feature are shown at the end of the popup. This would be fine in the case of smaller images. But for larger images, especially ones in the portrait orientation, these settings are not visible on the screen unless one scrolls down. There seems to be room for UX improvement here.

I think we can keep the settings on the right-hand side of the popup, which would remove the need to scroll down to use them, no matter what the image size is.

Also, I felt this must have been done as such since not all features need a settings section. But can't that be handled by maybe toggling the section altogether? ( if placed on the right that is )

Attaching videos for reference. The video names describe the test cases.


  • WordPress: 6.3-beta4
  • PHP: 7.4.12
  • Server: Apache/2.4.46 (Unix) OpenSSL/1.0.2u PHP/7.4.12 mod_wsgi/3.5 Python/2.7.13 mod_fastcgi/mod_fastcgi-SNAP-0910052141 mod_perl/2.0.11 Perl/v5.30.1
  • Database: mysqli (Server: 5.7.32 / Client: mysqlnd 7.4.12)
  • Browser: Chrome (macOS)
  • Theme: Twenty Twenty-Three 1.1
  • MU-Plugins: None activated
  • Plugins:
    • WordPress Beta Tester 3.5.1

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Navigate to Media Library
  2. Select a large Image to edit(preferably Portrait orientation)
  3. Edit Image
  4. Click on the "Scale" button
  5. Nothing happens
  6. Settings are shown at the end of the popup which can only be seen if scrolled.

Expected Results

  1. On clicking the "Scale" button, the settings to edit the scale should be visible to the user.

Actual Results

  1. Right now "Scale & Crop" settings are only visible if scrolled down(for bigger images).

Attachments (3)

large potrait img (9.0 MB) - added by deepakvijayan 11 months ago.
big landscape img (5.7 MB) - added by deepakvijayan 11 months ago.
smaller landscape img (8.4 MB) - added by deepakvijayan 11 months ago.

Change History (5)

#1 @sabernhardt
11 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Media
  • Version set to trunk

#2 @joedolson
6 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 6.6
  • Owner set to joedolson
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Related: #58979

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