10 Best WordPress Thumbnail Plugins to Manage Images Perfectly 

Image thumbnails are very important part of any website, and they make your site look attractive and extremely professional. But, it's important to have good, perfect image thumbnail with proper size and quality.

Though most of the new age WordPress theme comes with built in thumbnail generation system and shows the featured image perfectly; there are a number of themes which needs external support to show the thumbnail properly.

Post Thumbnails is a theme feature introduced with Version 2.9 of WordPress. It was quickly changed to Featured Images with Version 3.0. Post Thumbnail

The featured image thumbnail can attract your user's attention easily and keep them engaged on your site. So, it's really important that your take this parameter of your site seriously and show the perfect thumbnail.

WordPress comes with built in system to generate certain image sizes. However, you will need the support of thumbnail plugins to generate different sizes of your images at times.

Also, when you change the theme of your site, you will have to regenerate the thumbnail sizes because the image sizes are different for different themes and your old image size may not fit perfectly with the new design.

Here in this post, we have collected some of the best image thumbnail plugins for WordPress which will take care of all the aspects related to your featured image thumbnail and make your site look attractive and professional.

Top Thumbnail Plugins

Auto Post Thumbnail PRO

A comprehensive thumbnail manager for your WordPress site, this plugin offers you a number of features and options to help you create a beautiful thumbnail.

This plugin will automatically generate the featured image thumbnail from the first image available in a post or any custom post type. This plugin can also create thumbnails from several popular Video services if it finds a Video embedded in the post.

If there is no image in a post, it will generate a thumbnail from the first attached image of the post, and it will not do any change to the readily available thumbnail.

This plugin also comes with a free version which you can download here.

auto-post-thumbnail

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Post-Thumbnail Editor

Different themes come with different thumbnail sizes, and they crop the images randomly, and sometimes your cropped images look ugly, or the cropping system cuts the important part of the image.

This plugin offers you to manage and edit your images perfectly; this plugin attempts to give the users an interface to manually fix those thumbnail and random images.

Post Thumbnail Editor

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Video Thumbnails

Video sites often land into a problem with the image thumbnails because the built in a system doesn't generate any thumbnail from the attached videos.

This plugin comes to your rescue and automatically display video thumbnails in your template. When you publish a post, this plugin will find the first video embedded and retrieve a thumbnail for you.

This plugin also supports custom post and custom fields.

Video Thumbnails

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Dynamic Featured Image

Dynamic Featured Image is another useful thumbnail plugin for WordPress that will help you to generate multiple featured images within a post or page. This is especially helpful when you use other plugins, post thumbnails or sliders that use featured images.

Dynamic Featured Image

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External URL To Post Thumbnail

With this plugin, you can set any external image as your featured image. You will just need to the URL of the image, and that will help you to save the image in your WordPress media library and set it as featured image for your post.

External URL To Post Thumbnail

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Force Regenerate Thumbnails

An extremely important thumbnail plugin for WordPress, this plugin will help you regenerate the correct image sizes when you change your WordPress theme.

It's a must use plugin right after you change your theme, once you install a new theme you should install this plugin and regenerate all the image again to fit perfectly in the new theme.

Force Regenerate Thumbnails

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Facebook Thumb Fixer

If you are struggling with your images while sharing posts on Facebook or Google+, this plugin will help you to resolve that issue.

This plug-in is for those who have the problem where sharing a post on Facebook or Google+ shows the wrong (or no) thumbnail image.

Facebook Thumb Fixer

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Recent Posts Widget With Thumbnails

WordPress comes with a default recent post widget, but that doesn't show the post thumbnail. And if you want to make that widget more attractive with thumbnails of the posts you can use this plugin.

This plugin enhances the default WordPress recent post widget to show the featured image attached to the post. It doesn't have any complicated settings, just install and drag the widget to the sidebar.

Recent Posts Widget With Thumbnails

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Thumbnail Upscale

If your image sizes are small, this plugin will help you to upscale your images and make it perfectly fit your required thumbnail size.

This plugin corrects that and upscales small images to the specified thumbnail dimensions. This is beneficial in grid layouts where images of different sizes can make the grid malfunction.

Thumbnail Upscale

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Thumbnail Crop Position

WordPress crops the image thumbnails through the center, which does not always give us the desired results and it can cut important part of your images. This plugin will resolve the issue by providing you an option to select the crop position for your images.

Thumbnail Crop Position

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10 Best WordPress Thumbnail Plugins to Manage Images Perfectly 
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