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7 free ways to compress images on Mac

Original and Compressed Image Comparison Mac

As cameras and screen resolutions increase, the photos and screenshots you take can run into several MBs. The large file means it occupies more space (on Mac, iCloud, SSD) and takes longer to send via Slack, email, etc. One way to address this is by reducing image file size on Mac.

Compressing and decreasing the photo size certainly lowers the picture quality a bit. But in most cases, you won't notice much difference. Here are seven quick and free ways to compress photos on Mac one at a time or several in batch/bulk.

10 free ways to send large videos and files from iPhone

Two iPhones side by side to send files

Wondering how you can send a big video, graphics-heavy document, or other large files to someone from your iPhone? Look at ten ways to send big files from your iPhone to someone on another iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows PC, or Android phone. Most methods here are wireless, while others will require a Lightning cable.

How to manage app folders on your iPhone and iPad

Folder on iPhone Home Screen

Folders on iPhone Home Screen allow you to organize apps. You can keep rarely used ones in them to declutter the Home Screen or use folders to hide apps you do not want anyone to notice easily. In this tutorial, we show you how to create and manage folders on your iPhone and iPad.

How to fix globe icon with exclamation mark alert on Mac

Globe icon with alert mark Mac

Do you see a gray globe icon with an alert mark on your Mac's Recovery screen? And it comes back even after retrying Internet Recovery. I have faced this several times in the last few years. Let me tell you more about why you see the globe icon with an alert or exclamation symbol on Mac, my experience with this, and how to fix it successfully.

How to fix AirPlay not working between iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Fix AirPlay not working on iPhone, iPad and Mac

One of the best new features of macOS Monterey is AirPlay to Mac. It lets you AirPlay directly from your iPhone, iPad, or other Mac to a Mac running macOS Monterey. Usually, the entire process is easy and happens without hiccups. But if you cannot AirPlay to Mac, your Mac doesn't show up as an AirPlay target, or if video, photos, audio, or screen do not project from iPhone to the Mac, here are the solutions to fix that.

How to send PDF, ZIP, and other files on iMessage

iPhone iMessage screen showing PDF and ZIP file being sent

When you're inside an iMessage chat, you only see the option to send photos and videos. As a result, people often ask, "how do you send a PDF through iMessage" or "can you iMessage ZIP files." To put these worries at ease, let me tell you that it's very easy to send PDFs, ZIP, and other files through iMessage. You don't need additional third-party apps or services. Here's how to send files via iMessage on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to fix Apple Watch stuck on the Apple logo

Apple Watch stuck on Apple logo and with circular sync progress bar

If your Apple Watch is stuck on the Apple logo for a very long time or the syncing circular progress lines aren't moving, this tutorial will help. We will show you how to fix this issue and help you start using your Apple Watch again.

Periscope aka folded lens: What it is, how it works and why it’ll boost iPhone photography

A scene from Apple's showing Selena Gomez posing for a selfie with her iPhone 6s camera with a bunch of reporters in the background photographing her

A dedicated telephoto lens (aka zoom lens) found on some iPhones boosts iPhone photography with optical zoom capabilities. Future iPhones are rumored to allow for even deeper zoom by adopting a periscope lens (or foldable lens as it's sometimes referred to). At its core, this technology diverts light through a prism and into a telephoto lens set at a ninety-degree angle to a rear-facing lens and buried deep inside the chassis.

How to send pictures in full quality on iMessage, WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal

Same family picture in low and high quality with iMessage, WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal and iPhone icons on a light background

Instant messaging apps compress photos and videos to share them rapidly using less bandwidth. Compressing the images also ensures the recipient can download and view them as soon as possible, even on slow networks.

For most cases, media compression is great. But if you ever want to send an image of a document, text, group picture for printout, or any other serious purposes, you might want to stick with the highest resolution. If you don't, the final image can be blurry, unclear, unprofessional, and with finer details lost.

To address this, here are several ways to send a picture or video clip in full, uncompressed quality on iMessage, WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal from your iPhone or iPad.