WordPress error “Unable to create new image”

After uploading the image, we tried to crop the image but we found this wordpress error “Unable to create new image”. We are running this blog on Nginx,PHP-FPM and WordPress. We were aware that it is related to php5-gd module as we already experienced this issue in other case also.

Here is below given screenshot of error –

Unable to create new image

Solution For WordPress error “Unable to create new image”

Install php5-gd module

sudo apt-get install php5-gd

Now restart the php5-fpm and nginx.

sudo service php5-fpm restart ; service nginx restart

Now try again, the error must be resolved and you should be able to crop/scale the images.