How to Compress a Photo on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Do you find that your iPhone photos take up too much space on your device? Well, you’re in luck!

In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of compressing a photo on your iPhone. By compressing your photos, you can free up valuable storage space without compromising too much on image quality.

Step 1: Open the Photos App

To get started, locate and open the “Photos” app on your iPhone’s home screen. This app allows you to access all the photos and videos stored on your device.

Step 2: Select the Photo You Want to Compress

Browse through your photo library and select the image you wish to compress. Tap on it to open it in full-screen view.

Step 3: Tap “Edit”

Once you have opened the photo, look for the “Edit” button located in the top-right corner of the screen. Tap on it to access editing options for your photo.

Step 4: Access Compression Tools

In edit mode, you’ll see various editing options at the bottom of the screen. Swipe left through these options until you reach “Adjust.” Tap on “Adjust” to access additional editing tools.

Step 4.1: Resize Your Photo

One way to compress a photo is by resizing it. Tap on the “Crop” icon (represented by a square with arrows pointing outwards) within the “Adjust” menu.

This will allow you to crop and resize your photo.

  1. Select Aspect Ratio: Choose from preset aspect ratios like square, portrait, or landscape, or tap and drag the corners of the crop box for a custom size.
  2. Resize the Photo: If you want to reduce the photo’s dimensions, pinch inwards or outwards with two fingers to adjust the size of the crop box. As you resize the photo, you’ll notice that the file size decreases accordingly.

Step 4.2: Adjust Image Quality

Another way to compress a photo is by adjusting its image quality. Within the “Adjust” menu, look for options like “Light,” “Color,” and “B&W.” Tap on each of these options and make slight adjustments to reduce unnecessary details and colors in your photo.

Step 5: Save Your Compressed Photo

After you have made the necessary adjustments, tap on the “Done” button located in the bottom-right corner of the screen. This will save your compressed photo with reduced file size.

Step 6: Compare Original and Compressed Photos

To see how much space you’ve saved, open your iPhone’s Photos app and locate both the original and compressed versions of your photo. Tap on each image to compare their sizes side by side.

Congratulations! You have successfully compressed a photo on your iPhone without compromising too much on image quality. Now you can enjoy more storage space for capturing new memories!

Remember, compressing a photo reduces its file size, but it also reduces some level of detail and quality. Always make sure to keep a backup of your original photos before compressing them in case you ever need them at full resolution.

If you found this tutorial helpful, feel free to share it with your friends who might also be struggling with limited storage space on their iPhones!

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