How to compress photos on your iPhone and iPad

Tap to Compress Photos on iPhone

We all love photos. Pictures of our kids, family, friends, pets, and favorite spots are everywhere on our devices. But one thing not so great about a photo is its size. A photo’s file size varies based on the format, resolution, dimensions, and other factors.

While you may have plenty of storage space for your pictures, that doesn’t help when it’s time to send or share one. Sending large photos in emails and text messages can be a burden on the app as well as the recipient receiving them. And there are many sites and social networks that put limits on the size of a photo you can upload.

Here, we’ll show you how to compress photos on your iPhone and iPad. This image compression reduces the file size as compared to its actual size, making it easier to send, share on social media platforms, or use in a specific application.

How to create an animation with pictures in Google Photos

Google Photos Animations Album iPhone

Doing fun things with your photos can make them more enjoyable to look through. We’ve shown you how to create a Google Photos movie and how to make a collage in Google Photos. So how about creating an animation?

Google Photos lets you choose from two to 50 photos and turn them into a neat animation, here’s how.

How to tag and add keywords to Photos on Mac

Keywords in the Photos app on Mac

How much time do you spend organizing your photos? The answer for most of us is "not much." So, how easy is it for you to find a particular photo you want? The answer to this one is probably "not very."

If you take time to add tags to your photos, this can make organizing them and searching for them a whole lot easier.

We’re here to help by showing you how to work with tags and keywords in Photos on Mac.

Where to find the default desktop wallpapers on Mac

MacBook desktop with the official macOS Ventura wallpaper

The wallpapers available on your Mac out of the box are gorgeous. With breathtaking landscapes and vibrant colors, you have a nice collection to pick from for your wallpaper. So, what if you want to customize that wallpaper? You might want to make a copy of one and personalize it to include your company logo or even your name. But where are those wallpapers stored? We're here to help!

Here's how to go to the Finder folder that has the default official desktop wallpapers for Mac.

This tweak lets you share photos, screenshots, and text from anywhere

If you share all kinds of things from your iPhone or iPad with friends more often than the average Joe does, then a new free jailbreak tweak called Share Anywhere by wizages might be worth checking out.

Complete with Activator integration and an all-in-one menu, this tweak makes it easier to share photos, screenshots, and blocks of text from anywhere in iOS.

BigShotJb lets you take long screenshots of scrolling interfaces

Without a doubt, sometimes taking a screenshot on your iPhone requires multiple screenshots that you have to stitch together to combine into a single screenshot. As a reviewer, this is something that I run into constantly when taking screenshots of settings for tweaks, and many other situations.

A new free jailbreak tweak called BigShotJb aims to make this process easier by allowing you to take long screenshots of scrolling interfaces, such as message conversations or Settings preference panes. We'll show you more about it in this review.

This tweak lets you send images via direct message in Tweetbot

There are a lot of people who choose to stick with the stock Twitter app because of Tweetbot 4's price, but it is, without a doubt, one of the most popular third-party Twitter client apps out there for iOS devices.

Nevertheless, its popularity doesn't make it perfect; there is one major downfall to Tweetbot 4 that many users find a little upsetting, and it's that you can't send photos in a direct message.

In comes a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Delen for Tweetbot, which now enables the feature for Tweetbot 4 users.

Duo of tweaks enables round profile pictures in Facebook & Twitter apps

As iOS moves forward in design, square profile pictures across the platform are becoming somewhat dated in terms of aesthetics.

A new free jailbreak tweak duo called Round Profile Pic (for Facebook) and (for Twitter) are available in Cydia that let you bring the round profile picture effect to Facebook and Twitter, an aesthetic that already exists throughout all modern iOS versions in various native apps.

How to convert various image file types to JPG or PNG on iPhone or iPad

Convert image to JPG or PNG on iPhone, iPad

It comes up every so often where you may want to convert the file type of an image file stored on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

For example, screenshots are saved as .png files, while photographs taken with the camera are saved as .jpg or .heif files. Because .jpg files are typically smaller in size due to the lesser-quality detail, you could save some storage space by converting screenshots to .jpg rather than storing .png alternatives.

In this tutorial, we show you how to convert various image file types to JPG or PNG on iPhone and iPad for free. The methods here work without needing the internet.

Common camera problems on iPhone and how to fix them

The iPhone's camera may have gotten a lot of upgrades over the years, and it may be one of the most popular point-and-shoot cameras in the world, but that's not to say it's perfect. Just like any other camera, it can be subject to hardware issues and software bugs.

In this piece, we'll go over some of the most common issues related to problems with the camera on your iOS device, whether it's an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and we'll explain some ways to troubleshoot those problems.

How to change your iCloud profile picture

Change iCloud profile picture

Have you customized your iCloud or Apple ID profile photo yet? If not, you should consider it. Providing a custom image file as your iCloud profile photo will make your account stand out. In this quick tutorial, we show you how to upload your profile photo to iCloud using your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or web browser.