image_make_intermediate_size()WP 2.5.0

Resizes an image to make a thumbnail or intermediate size.

The returned array has the file size, the image width, and image height. The image_make_intermediate_size filter can be used to hook in and change the values of the returned array. The only parameter is the resized file path.

No Hooks.


Array|false. Metadata array on success. False if no image was created.


image_make_intermediate_size( $file, $width, $height, $crop );
$file(string) (required)
File path.
$width(int) (required)
Image width.
$height(int) (required)
Image height.
Whether to crop image to specified width and height or resize.
Default: false


Since 2.5.0 Introduced.

image_make_intermediate_size() code WP 6.1.1

function image_make_intermediate_size( $file, $width, $height, $crop = false ) {
	if ( $width || $height ) {
		$editor = wp_get_image_editor( $file );

		if ( is_wp_error( $editor ) || is_wp_error( $editor->resize( $width, $height, $crop ) ) ) {
			return false;

		$resized_file = $editor->save();

		if ( ! is_wp_error( $resized_file ) && $resized_file ) {
			unset( $resized_file['path'] );
			return $resized_file;
	return false;