If you want to send multiple images via email or upload them to a social media platform, resizing can help a lot as it takes less time to send those images. There are three ways to resize your JPEG images.
JPEG resizing 3 ways
1. JPEG Resize an image online
There are a number of good websites that allow you to quickly edit your JPEG images to the size you want. Take Canva, for example.
- Visit Canva.com to resize your JPEG image
- After registering using your email address, you will see a number of templates for different creatives on the Home screen.
- You will see the “Create Design” tab in the upper right corner.
- Select an option and slide it to the Custom Size at the end of the list.
- Set the width and height of our image. It should fit the size you want.
- Click Create New Design.
- You will be taken to a new page with a blank template for your image.
- In the left corner you will see the “Downloads” option. Click on it.
- Download the image from your media library and select the image you want to resize.
- Once the image is uploaded, drag it to the blank dimension chart and release it.
- Extend or fold it to fit exactly the size you gave earlier.
- When done, you will see the Download option in the upper right.
- Click on it and select the JPEG format of your image.
- Your image will start downloading and will be ready to use.
Resize JPEG Image in Windows Paint
- To resize your JPEG image in Paint, first copy the image so that you can save the original later.
- Paint is a free image editor installed in every version of Windows. To open your image in Paint, right-click on the image and select “Edit” and then “Open with Paint”.
- Press Ctrl + A to select the entire image you want to resize. When your image is selected, you will see a dotted line around the edges.
- On the main tab, you will find the ‘Resize’ option. Click on it.
- When you turn on the resize option, you can change the image size in percentages or pixels.
- By selecting the pixels, you must enter the exact size of the image you want.
- By selecting percentages, you can enter percentages greater than 100 to increase the image size.
- Paint maintains an aspect ratio as standard to prevent the image from bending or folding too much.
- Delete the “Save Aspect Ratio” option to set your horizontal and vertical aspect ratio.
- After resizing the image, click OK to save your changes.
- If you are not satisfied with the result, press Ctrl + Z to undo the changes.
- If you are satisfied with the new image size, go to the upper left corner and select “Save As” from the File option.
- Select Save as JPEG image.
- Give your file a name and select a destination to save it to.
Resize JPEG Image in MacBook Preview
- To resize a JPEG image on a MacBook, make a copy of the original file before making any changes. Select the file and press Command + C, then press Command + V to copy and paste the image to the same location.
- Click on the image you want to change and right-click on the file. To open the file, go to the “Open with Preview” section.
- Go to the Tools menu and select “Adjust Size”. You will be redirected to a new window where you can automatically resize the image.
- To make changes, select the drop-down menu and select units. As in Paint, you can choose to change the image size in pixels or percentages.
- To change both vertical and horizontal dimensions without saving the aspect ratio, uncheck the “Scale in proportion” box.
- Click OK to save the changes to your image. If you do not get the results you want, press Command + Z to return to the original size.
- To save your file, click the File menu and select “Save” to save your new JPEG image.
Always keep in mind that resizing an image can reduce the quality, and lengthening the image can make the pixels appear blocky and grainy.