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How To Create A Thumbnail Image Using cPanel

cPanel features many tools to make tasks related to a website easier to manage while working with images for your website, the Images section of cPanel will simplify creating thumbnails, converting image file types, and scaling/resizing images.

In this guide, we’ll tell you how to create thumbnail images using cPanel’s thumbnailer tool. Where you can quickly resize or scale a large image since thumbnails load faster due to their small size. This can result in overall improvements to page speed and a better user experience.

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Steps to create a thumbnail Image using cPanel

Following these steps will help you in creating thumbnail image using cpanel

1. First of all log into your “cPanel account” using your cPanel credentials.

2. Click on the “Images” icon in the “Files” section.

3. Now select the “Thumbnailer” option from the Images section.

4. The file structure of your cPanel will be presented after this step. To navigate, click the appropriate folder icon, then click the folder name to choose it. Because your picture files are usually part of a website, you must select the “public_html” folder icon.

5. Select the folder containing the image files you wish to make a thumbnail by clicking on the name of the folder.(eg. Demo folder shown in figure)

6. Fill in the dimensions for the thumbnails’ height and width. Check the box “Keep Aspect Ratio” to prevent the photos from stretching and distorting when the image size is reduced then click on “Thumbnails Images” from the menu.

7. When all of the photographs you selected have been thumbnailed, a success message appears with the path to the thumbnail images. Now Images are thumbnailed, click on the given path to see the thumbnail images.Thumbnails Images are shown with the prefix ”tn

8. When you access your website via FTP, you notice that all these thumbnails are auto saved in a separate folder in the newly formed directory called “Thumbnails


In this article we have covered all the simple and useful steps to help you in creating thumbnail images using cPanel. We hope these will be absolutely helpful to you. Although if you have any queries about it, feel free to contact our 24×7 support team. Our cPanel’s experts will surely help you to clear all your doubts.

FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. How do I add an image to cPanel?

Upload the image to your website and add an HTML img tag to your website’s HTML code. You can perform this action with the HTML Editor in cPanel’s File Manager interface.

Q2. How to Change Image Formats in cPanel

The cPanel Images Converter can convert all of the image files in a directory with a few clicks. Click the name of the directory where the files to be converted are located. Choose the new file type from the drop-down menu for the image you have to convert. Click the “Convert” button.

Q3. How do you resize an image in cPanel?

Click on the Scaler option. Navigate to the directory by clicking on the folder icon. Select the file, which you want to resize. Enter new dimensions in Pixels or percentage by which you want to increase or decrease the image.

Q4. What is the difference between a  thumbnail and image?

Thumbnails are generally much smaller(half or quarter size of the original image) compared to images. This will considerably reduce sync time, but the display quality and resolution of thumbnails are also worse.

Q5. Where do I put images in cPanel?

Login to cPanel and go to ‘File Manager’.Search and open the ‘public_html’ folder by clicking on the ‘Go’.Click on the Upload button.

Q6. How do I remove an image from cPanel?

Navigate through your files to locate the file you want to delete. Select the file and click on the Delete icon on the top toolbar. Alternatively, you can right-click on the file and select Delete from the options menu. Click Confirm to complete the action.