Creating Custom Image Styles for Drupal 7

Last updated March 3, 2020

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This video is about making custom image sizes for automatic display on your site! I am going to show you how you can create custom thumbnail sizes that can be used in your content types.

We already know that being able to set a standard for image display creates consistency and a better user experience. It also makes it for easier site administration because you don’t need to cut all of you images before you upload them. Drupal does all the work for you!! And we can specify the exact site we want to use.

I am assuming that you already know how to update the field display settings in your content type to select an image style preset.

For this tutorial, you need to make sure the Image module that comes with Drupal Core is enabled.

We are going to create an image display that has an aspect ratio of 4”x6”, but much smaller. Then we are going to add a couple other treatments to it so that it fits the theme of Photo Journal.