resize a picture on iPhone

Something I like about the iPhone and just about any Apple product is their simplicity. You can just pick up any of their device, and without much technical knowledge, you’re usually able to figure things out pretty quickly – my mom is the living proof of this.

Simplicity usually comes with trade offs though, and the iPhone is no different. For example, have you ever tried to precisely resize an image on your iPhone? While you can crop the image, effectively reducing its size, you can’t change the resolution of a picture to a specific size.

This is where third-party apps come into play. There are many apps out there that will let you change the size of a photo on your iPhone so I’m not saying the one I used in this post is the one and only, but it’s one that I’ve found to work particularly well.

In this post, I will show you how to resize a picture on your iPhone using Compress Photos, no computer needed!

How to resize a photo on iPhone

Step 1: Download Compress Photos from the App Store.

Step 2: Launch the app, and tap on the “+” icon. It will bring up all the albums on your device. Select the album and then pick the photo you want to resize, and tap Next.

Select image to resize

Step 3: Once the image has been loaded into the app, you will see 2 different sliders: photo quality, and photo dimensions. First, we want to keep photo quality at 100%. Then we can adjust photo dimensions by moving the slider left and right to your desired size. You will notice that as you slide to increase or decrease the size, the width and height of the image will be proportionally adjusted automatically.

change photo dimensions

Step 4: Once you’re done resizing your image to your liking, hit the Compress button.

Step 5: After the image has been resized, it will be saved automatically to your Photos app. You will also be able to delete the original image and only keep the smaller one. As you can tell from the screenshot below, not only the picture has been shrunk to a smaller size, but the file size has also dropped from 2.4 MB to 860 KB, while keeping the same aspect ratio.

Shrink photo

It’s as simple as that.

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If you’ve found a better way to change the resolution of a photo, please feel free to share it down in the comments below.