How to reduce size of a photo in windows or mac without download any software

Reducing the size of a photo is necessary when dealing with images on the internet, for example on websites; Large photos take up a lot of unnecessary space and leave the pages slow. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to reduce the dimensions of an image.

How to Decrease Photo Size [Reduce Image Pixels]
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Decreasing the size of a photo

When you decrease the size of a photo without deleting details of it (by cutting parts, for example), you force it to occupy a smaller number of pixels, which in turn reduces its quality; on the other hand a smaller image tends to be lighter, and often loss of resolution is not easily perceived by the naked eye.

There are several ways to reduce the size of a photo, know a few:

1. With Paint ( Windows )

  1. Open Paint and upload the image you want to resize;
  2. Click “Resize”;
  3. In the window that will open, click the “Pixels” option to adjust the size of the image in pixels (it is easier);
  4. Check the “Keep ratio” box so that changes in the horizontal box are reflected proportionally vertically, and vice versa;
  5. Set the new image size in the “Horizontal” and “Vertical” boxes;
  6. At the end, click “OK” and save the file as usual.

And ready.

2. With Preview (macOS)

  1. Open a two-click image in macOS, and it opens in the Preview;
  2. Click “Tools”, “Adjust Size”;
  3. Click the menu to the right of the Width and Height values ​​and select “pixels”;
  4. Check the “Resize proportionally” box;
  5. Change the values ​​in “Width” and “Height” to fit the image as you want;
  6. At the end, click “OK” and save the image normally.

That simple.

3. With Adobe Photoshop (Windows, MacOS)

  1. Open Photoshop and upload the image;
  2. Click “Image, Image Size”;
  3. Click the menus next to the Width and Height values ​​and select “pixels”;
  4. Click the chain icon so that it is closed (connected) and the changes are proportional;
  5. Change the heights of Width and Height as desired;
  6. Click “OK” and save the image as usual.

4. With GIMP (Windows, MacOS, Linux )

  1. Open the GIMP and load the image;
  2. Click “Image, Resize Image”;
  3. Click the menu next to the Width and Height values ​​and select “px”;
  4. Click a chain symbol next to the values ​​so that it is closed (connected) so that the changes are proportional;
  5. Change the Width and Height values ​​as desired;
  6. Click “Resize” and save the image.

And ready.



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