how to create a better thumbnail
When creating a thumbnail for use on a website, it would be easy to just resize the image with code. This creates a sloppy, smushed image that takes a disproportionately long time to load.
A better way is to create an entirely new image.
First, open your current image in Photoshop or the photo editor of your choice.
Next, create a new image with the dimensions you would like your thumbnail to be.
In the original image, select all and copy, then paste into the new canvas.
Through this method you are able to drag the image around the canvas to find the best possible representation of your image.
When you’ve finished, simply save and upload and you have a custom thumbnail!