Uploading photos and documents are often restricted on many sites. Sites do this to ensure that their database of images is not too large not affect the site’s overall performance. The iPhone and Mac allow users to reduce the file size of photos and photocopies directly from their phones.
Increased camera capabilities have resulted in increased file sizes of photos and scans of documents. This picture is suitable for printing. When sharing photos, you need to keep them small to be easier to upload or transfer. Here’s how to shrink those photos if you transfer them from Android to iPhone or Mac and minimize the image size.
Reduce Image Size on iPhone and Mac
Change Camera Capture Format
You may not know that the most common image and video formats are to blame for your pictures taking up so much space. Apple introduced the new High-Efficiency Image Container (HEIC) format as an alternative to JPEG. You may change the camera capture format using HEIC cameras. Follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Go to the iPhone settings app.
Step 2: Click the Camera button.
Step 3: Select High Efficiency in the following menu under Formats.
That’s it. From now on, Apple will use the HEIC format to save space and reduce photo file size. Even with a compression process, you will still be able to download these pictures in a couple of MBs.
Send Images to Yourself on WhatsApp or Telegram
Have you noticed that most social media file sizes are smaller than typical files? Pictures uploaded on social media and re-downloaded shrink dramatically. Both photos and videos can reduce in size by using this method on an iPhone.
Open your iPhone’s WhatsApp, create a group, and send yourself your pictures. If you use WhatsApp on your iPhone, you can save the photos directly or use the WhatsApp desktop app on Mac to download the smaller versions.
How to Reduce File Size in mac
You can send photos from an iPhone to a Mac using AirDrop or opt for iCloud, Google Photos, or OneDrive.
Step 1: On Mac, use Image preview by default.
Step 2: You can export the data by choosing Export.
Step 3: macOS will ask you to select the file type and location of the image. Next to the file type, you will find a slider to reduce image size.
Step 4: With a preset size, the OS calculates an approximate file size for you.