We need to download the Jcrop library from http://deepliquid.com/content/Jcrop_Download.html and unzip it. Put the file
jquery.Jcrop.min.js into our
public/js directory, and the
Jcrop.gif files into our
public/css directory. We’ll use the Google CDN version of jQuery. We also need to make sure we have the GD library installed on our server, so we can do image manipulation. In our
public directory, we’ll need an images folder to store the images, and should have the permission set for it to be writable.