What is it?
MyEyesAreUpHere is a plugin developed by the team at interconnect/it to help fix the problem of terrible photo crops. Using the plugin enables you to:
- Eliminate bad thumb crops
- Say goodbye to crotch shots
- Forget about the worry of half-faces
Why use it?
Meet Ethel. She has a problem. She’s fed up of crops that don’t focus on her face. In a tall full body shot, WordPress thumbnails show nothing other than her belt. In a photo like this one, a square WordPress thumbnail just shows half her face.
Talk about annoying. So imagine her delight when she discovered interconnect/it had developed a snazzy little plugin called MyEyesAreUpHere.
Let’s take a look at how MyEyesAreUpHere works. Ethel has uploaded her photograph to WordPress and annoyingly just half her face displays…
Having installed MyEyesAreUpHere, all Ethel has to do is to add a hotspot, or use the face detection feature, when editing the media file:
And hey presto, the cropped thumbnail now looks like this:
No longer do you have to put up with terrible crops on your website. You can grab a copy from WordPress.org, or you can live on with dodgy crops—but Ethel won’t be happy!
If you’re interested in contributing head on over to GitHub.