Hey guys, another quick and hopefully easy question. I need to crop the top and bottom of a youtube thumbnail to remove the black bars. Normally I would do this with CSS but the clip function requires the position to be absolute whereas my formatting requires it to be relative.

Is there an easy way to do this? I'd rather not have to include another script but if it's small enough I suppose I could. I've already got an old version of jquery included.

It's not a big deal but also if there's a way to create a resized image (rather than the typical html shrinking) that would be cool too.