I've been using the Avisio theme for awhile now and made a fair amount of customizations... which has been my first foray into WP. So please forgive me if I ask a question that has already been answered here... or something that should be obvious. I've found a few threads on this topic... one was unanswered... the other turned to German so I'm not sure if it was answered or not. :o)
When uploading the Featured Image (940x440, 2.14:1 Aspect Ratio)... a custom Avisio thumbnail is made (70x50, 1.4:1 Aspect Ratio). Because of the differing aspect ratios of the images, the thumbnail is cropped out of the exact middle of the image. This doesn't always leave you with the best thumbnail.
WP has seemingly overcome this issue with their Media -> Edit Image area that allows you to crop and resize the different images after they have been uploaded. They even have the option to only adjust the WP thumbnail size image (150x150) after editing. The final output of this edit is a file in the same location as the previous thumb with a randomly generated key injected into the name... and this is where I assume... that this new file path is stored somewhere in the WP database. ???
So my questions (based on my assumptions) are these:
Is Avisio even using the DB to store image locations? Or is it using String manipulation to create file paths out of the base image path?
If it is using the DB, would it be possible to write code to have WP target the 70x50 sized thumbnail, rather than the 150x150 thumbnail, from the WP image editor?
If none of the above... are there any other WP Admin panel type solutions for cropping/replacing the 70x50 sized thumbnail? (Not using manual crop and FTP)