How to Add Magnifying Zoom for Images in WordPress

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Do you want to add an Amazon like magnifying zoom for images in WordPress? Zooming images allow users to see details that they would not see in a normal sized image. In this article, we will show you how to easily add magnifying zoom for images in WordPress.

How to Add Magnifying Zoom for Images in WordPress

Adding Magnifying Zoom for WordPress Images

First thing you need to do is install and activate the WP Image Zoom plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit WP Image Zoom page in your WordPress admin. From here, you can manage the zoom settings for your images.

WP Image Zoom

In the General Settings tab, you can enable features like zoom on WooCommerce product images, thumbnails, mobile devices, attachment pages, category pages, and more. It also allows you to remove the lightbox, so your users can smoothly zoom images.

General Settings

If you are not removing lightbox for images, then you can scroll down for further settings like enabling zoom inside a lightbox.

Note: You can see supported lightboxes to make sure that the zoom works fine inside a lightbox.

Enable Lightbox Zoom

Once you are done adjusting the settings on this page, don’t forget to click on the Save Changes button.

Next, you need to visit the Zoom Settings tab. It has 4 easy steps to add magnifying zoom for your images.

First, you need to select the shape of the lens to zoom images. You can choose from circle, square, and zoom window lens shape.

Select Zoom Lens Shape

After choosing your lens, go to the next step and preview an image with the selected lens to see how it works. The plugin has a preview image that you can use to test your changes.

Preview Zoom Image

You can come back and live preview this image after making any changes to the configuration below.

In the next step, you can select cursor type, set animation easing effect, enable the zoom on mouse hover or mouse click, and define a zoom level. Some of these features are only available for the pro version of the plugin.

General Configuration

Now you can go to the Lens configuration tab for settings like lens size, lens color, lens border options, and more. These settings are effective only if you selected the circle or square lens in Step 1.

Lens Configuration

Next, you can visit the Zoom Window configuration tab. This tab is enabled only if you selected the Zoom Window Lens in Step 1.

From here, you can change the width and height of zoom window, positioning, distance from the main image, borders, and more.

Zoom Window Configuration

Lastly, you can add custom text to the image and choose text size, color, and alignment.

Custom Text Configuration

Don’t forget to click on the Save Changes button to store your settings. You can always look at the preview image to see how the magnifier will work on your blog images with these settings.

Save Changes

The above settings will enable magnifying zoom on your WooCommerce product images. To enable zoom for your images on WordPress posts and pages, you need to follow the steps below.

Enabling Magnifying Zoom for Images on Posts and Pages

By default, the magnifying zoom is not enabled for images on your posts and pages. You need to do it manually after adding an image to your content.

Once you add the image to your post or page, simply click to select it and then click on the magnifying icon in the toolbar. This icon will apply the zoom settings on your image.

Add Zoom to Posts / Pages Images

After that, head over to the post to see magnifying zoom feature enabled for the selected image. You need to repeat this step each time you want to add the zoom effect to an image.

Apply Zoom Post / Page Images

We recommend using high-quality images for the zoom feature to look great. High-quality images are normally larger in file size and take longer to load which will affect your website speed and performance. To solve this issue, you need to optimize your images for the web before uploading them to WordPress.

We hope this article helped you learn how to add magnifying zoom for images in WordPress. You may also want to see our article on how to fix common image issues in WordPress.

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How to Create Interactive Images in WordPress

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Do you want to create an interactive image for your WordPress blog? An interactive image allows you to highlight, link, and animate certain areas of your image. In this article, we will show you how to create interactive images in WordPress.

Create Interactive Images in WordPress

What is an Interactive Image?

An interactive image has hotspot areas, highlights, links, colors, and more. It’s different from a simple image that you upload in WordPress. Interactive images are eye-catching and attract users to see details of the image. You can add description on different parts of an image, add links to pages, highlight sections, and more.

Description Demo for Interactive Images

In this image, you can see the description of fruits on mouse over to different bars. You can use these interactive images to boost user engagement and time spent on site.

Let’s take a look on how you can draw attention of your visitors with interactive images.

Creating Interactive Images in WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Draw Attention plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you’ll see a new custom post type in your WordPress admin area. You need to go to the Draw Attention » Add New page to create an interactive image.

Add New Image

Start by adding a title for this new interactive image, so you can easily remember it. On this page, you can create interactive design on new or previously uploaded images. You can add a new image by clicking on the upload image icon, or you can select an image from your WordPress media library.

Upload or Select Image

Next, you need to click on Publish button.

After publishing, the plugin allows you to edit the image and highlight specific areas, add colors, links, draw hotspot areas, and more. You can scroll down to the Hotspot Areas section and expand the clickable area to preview image.

Simply move your mouse and draw clickable areas on the image. You can easily select the hotspot areas and expand them to create a selection.

Draw Hotspot Areas

After drawing the hotspot area, you need to scroll down to the Action dropdown and select an action for the selected area on image. If you choose Show More Info, then you can simply add a description to explain the hotspot area on the image. You can also add a link on the selected area by using the ‘Go to URL’ option.

Add Action

You can also manage general settings and highlight styling for action link, action text, info background and more. These settings can help in making your image more interactive.

General Settings

Next you need to click on the Update button and copy the shortcode to add it in your WordPress post or page.

Copy Shortcodes

The plugin allows you to create as many interactive images as you need using your previously uploaded or new images.

Clickable Interactive Image

Import and Export Interactive Images

If you are working on multiple sites and want to import / export interactive images, then it requires the same Draw Attention plugin on both sites.

On the first site, you need to visit Draw Attention » Import / Export page and check mark the images that you want to export. Next, click on the Generate Export Code button and copy the code.

Export Code Interactive Images

After that you need to go to the next website and make sure that you have Draw Attention plugin activated. Next, you need to go to Draw Attention » Import / Export page from WordPress admin and paste the code in import field.

Paste Code Interactive Images

Go ahead and click on the Import button and your images will be imported will all the interactive details that you added previously.

These interactive images are good for WordPress SEO and attract more visitors on your site. However, it’s recommended to compress images before you upload them to improve site performance.

We hope this article helped you learn how to create interactive images in WordPress. You may also want to check our guide on how to lazy load images in WordPress.

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How to Fix Image Color and Saturation Loss in WordPress

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Recently, one of our readers asked us for a way to prevent image color and saturation loss in WordPress? This is a common problem faced by many WordPress users uploading photos and images. In this article, we will show you how to fix image color and saturation loss in WordPress.

Image color and saturation loss in WordPress

Why Some Images Loose Colors and Saturation in WordPress?

Many photographers capture photographs using Adobe’s RGB color space which has more colors and offer much better results.

However most web applications like WordPress, use RGB color space. When you upload your image, WordPress creates several image sizes. These images use RGB color space which has less colors than Adobe’s RGB format.

WordPress also uses compression on the resized images which may also contribute to slight quality loss. Here is how you can increase or decrease WordPress jpeg image compression.

Images captured with Adobe sRGB color space are more vibrant and accurately display colors in high tones. When converted by WordPress, those vibrant colors are replaced with slightly muted tones.

Color and saturation loss in WordPress

Having said that, let’s see how we can prevent this image color and saturation loss in WordPress.

Fix Color and Saturation Loss for Images in WordPress

The easiest way to fix this is by converting your images to RGB color space before uploading them to WordPress. This can be easily done using Adobe Photoshop.

In Adobe Photoshop, go to Edit » Color Settings. This will bring up the color settings dialog box.

Changing color management policies in Adobe Photoshop

You need to select ‘North America Web/Internet’ from the settings drop down menu. Next, under color management policies section, select the RGB to ‘Convert to Working RGB’. After that click on the OK button to save your settings.

Now you need to open the original photograph or image that you wanted to upload. If the working space profile mismatches, Photoshop will show a warning and will ask you what to do.

Mismatch Color Profile

You should select ‘Convert document’s color to working space’ and then click OK. Your photo’s color profile is now more accurately converted. You can now save the image to preserve your changes.

Repeat the process for all the images that you want to upload. Now you can safely upload these converted images without any color or saturation loss in WordPress.

We hope this article helped you fix image color and saturation loss in WordPress. You may also want to see our guide on 4 ways to prevent image theft in WordPress.

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