How to Resize an Image
With the technology we have now, it's so easy to take photos that it's not unusual or strange to have hundreds of pictures stored. Storage does become a problem, though, because the file size of a photo gets bigger as the camera gets better. When you resize an image, you can do more than just crop it. You can also change the pixels to make the file smaller. If you want to send a lot of photos to someone but the file size is too big, you'll need to compress the photos before you can send them. This is a good time to resize images. You can change an image's picture and file size to fit your needs if you have the right tools. This article shows you how to resize an image on different devices including Windows, Mac, Android, and iPhone. It's simple.
How to Resize an Image on Windows
How to resize an image on Windows using the Photos app
The Photos app should be the default photo viewer in Windows.
1. Double-click on the image file you want to change the size to open it in Photos.
2. Click the three dots icon in the upper right corner, then select "Resize."
3. A small window will pop up and give you three preset sizes for the photo. Select one of them, or click "Define custom dimensions" at the bottom.
If you choose "custom dimensions," a menu will show up that lets you set the exact size of the image. You can also choose the quality of the resized image. Of course, photos with a higher quality look better but that also means their file size is bigger.
If "Maintain aspect ratio" is checked, you only need to change the height or width. The other dimension will change automatically to match.
4. Change the size, and then click "Save resized copy."
How to Resize an Image on Windows using Paint
MS Paint will come with all versions of Windows before Windows 10 by default. Even though it's pretty simple as far as photo editing tools go, it can easily resize pictures. To do this, do the following:
1. Open the image by right-clicking on it and choosing "Open With" or by going to the top menu of Paint and selecting "File" and "Open."
2. Click Resize.
3. You can change the size of the image by either a percentage or a number of pixels. When adjusting by percentage, click on Maintain aspect ratio to keep the size of constant.
4. When you're done making changes, click OK.
How to Resize an Image on Windows using Paint 3D
The Paint app that comes with Windows 10 has been updated and now has a lot more features than the old one. The interface, on the other hand, has been changed quite a bit, so people who used the old program may get lost when trying to use the menus.
Follow these steps to change the size of an image in Paint 3D:
1. Start Paint 3D and open the picture you want to resize.
2. Click the Canvas tool in the menu at the top.
3. On the right menu, you can change the size of the image by pixels or by percentage. The lock aspect ratio keeps the right size balance for the image, and Resize image with canvas changes the size of the Paint 3D canvas to match your changes.
4. To keep any changes, click on Menu and then Save.
How to Resize an Image on Windows using Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is one of the best tools for editing images, so you can't really talk about photo editing without bringing it up. Even though this program isn't free like the others, its many uses make it well worth the price. Follow these steps to change the size of an image in Photoshop:
1. Open Adobe Photoshop.
2. Click "Image" in the menu at the top.
3. Choose Image Size.
4. Change the sizes as you see fit, and then click OK.
Batch resizing is also possible, but you have to record Actions first, then choose File, Automate, and Batch.
How to Resize an Image on Mac
How to Resize an Image on a Mac using Preview
It is the default photo and image viewer for macOS, and it lets you do things like resizing photos. To do this, do the following:
1. Open the file you want to change the size of in the Preview app,
2. Go to Tools and click on "Adjust Size."
2. Choose "resample image," and then change the image to suit your needs.
3. Click OK when you're done.
If you want to do batch resizes on Mac, open multiple images in the same window, then follow the steps above to resize them all at once.
How to Resize an Image on a Mac using Adobe Photoshop
This well-known program for editing photos can also be used on a Mac. The steps for resizing an image are the same as on a PC.
How to Resize an Image on a Chromebook
Since the Chromebook can only run apps that Google has approved, there aren't as many options for editing photos on this platform as there are on others. But it still comes with a program by default that can do this job. You can also turn on the Google Play Store on your Chromebook and download image editors the same way you would on an Android.
How to Resize an Image on a Chromebook using Image editor
This is the image viewer that comes with your Chromebook. When you open an image file, this is the program that runs. To use this app to edit photos, do the following:
1. Open your image file, then click on Edit in the menu.
2. Click on Re-size.
3. Change the size.
How to Resize an Image on Android
Androiddevices and tablets don't come with apps that can be used to change the size of an image right out of the box. The Photos app that comes with Android can be used to look at files, but it doesn't have many options for editing. Google Play Store is a good place to look for useful apps for Android devices.
The type of app you get may depend on the type of device you have and the version of Android you have, but most of them have very similar tools. Standardly, to change the size of an image, you choose one or more images from your album and then choose the resolution you want it to be changed to. Here are some great tools with high ratings on Google Play:
1. Photo Compress & Resize
Photo Compress & Resize is an easy-to-use image size reducer that lets the user both reduce the size of an image and crop it to get rid of unwanted parts. It can reduce the size of images in batches, and it lets you select multiple files and reduce them all at once.
2. Photo & Picture Resizer
The Photo & Picture Resizer app is a handy photo resizer for Android devices. It lets the user quickly change the size of one or more images with just a few taps. The Photo & Picture Resizer is set by default to keep the same aspect ratio as the original picture. This makes it easy to upload pictures to different social media sites. The app also lets you process a group of images at the same time.
3. Q Reduce: Photo Reducer and Q Reduce Lite
The Q Reduce app is a simple, no-nonsense file size reducer that does one thing well. In the Lite version, you can only reduce one image at a time. In the full version, you can reduce multiple images at once, as well as crop photos and save them.
How to Resize an Image on an iPhone
The Photos app that comes with your iPhone can be used to crop images down to a certain size, but it can't reduce their resolution or file size. There are, however, very good apps for the job that you can get from the Apple App Store:
1. Image Size
Image Size is one of the most popular image editors in the App Store. It is easy to use and doesn't have a lot of extra features. This free tool is helpful for people who want a simple way to shrink the size of their picture files.
ImageResize is a popular editing tool in the Apple App Store that makes it easy to quickly change the size of photos on your iPhone and post them. When you resize an image, it shows you an estimate of how big the new file will be. This makes it easy to change files so you can upload them to sites that have specific file size requirements.
3. Batch Resize
Batch Resize is a useful app that lets users change the size of multiple images at once. It's a great tool for people who like to take a lot of pictures and have albums with a lot of pictures.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about how to change the size of an image.
1. What online tools can you recommend for resizing images?
The following tools make it easy to change the size of picture files by letting you drag and drop them. All of them are free and don't require you to install anything. Use PicResize or PhotoSize to change the size of a single image. BulkResize and BIRME are useful for batch projects. Since they are online, it doesn't really matter which device you use them on. You can use any of them as long as you can connect to the Internet.
2. What programs can you recommend for resizing batches of images?
There are applications for each of the above platforms that let you process images in groups. They are some of the most popular apps for each platform, and they give users a great way to change the size of multiple images.
3. What happens when you resize an image?
The file size of a picture changes a lot when you change its size. Reducing or increasing the size of an image will decrease or increase the number of pixels that are shown when the file is opened, respectively. This means that the fewer pixels you have, the smaller your file will be, and vice versa. This is important to remember because many websites won't let you upload pictures that are bigger than certain file size.