There are several page elements that have set image size limits. This document will walk you through the process of setting a pre-defined crop area in Photoshop, as well as provide the specific image sizes for page elements. It is recommended that images are cropped in Photoshop rather than WordPress as it creates more desirable results.
Eligible UW-Madison faculty/staff can download Photoshop as part of the Adobe CC download. Instructions: Adobe Creative Cloud - Logging in with Your UW-Madison Account
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To set the crop area for an image, follow these steps. This document uses the Hero Image (WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Using the Hero Content Area ) area as the example, but these steps can be followed for any one of the page elements that require images.
If you are interested in learning more about image size recommendations for various page elements in the UW Theme, please see WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Image Sizing Recommendations for Page Elements.