How to Shrink an Image File

Edited by Pat Bitton

February 9, 2021

Are high-quality photos taking up too much space on your hard drive? Want to send vacation pics to a friend but they’re too large for your email client? To solve these problems, you need an image size shrinker. Movavi Picverse Photo Editor is the perfect choice for shrinking and editing images.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to shrink photo sizes using Movavi Picverse. The program runs on all recent versions of Windows and macOS.

Step 1. Install the Software

Open the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen. Once the installation is complete, launch the program.

Step 2. Add Images

Choose the file for which you want to shrink the picture size and drag them to the workspace or add them by clicking Browse for Images.

Step 3. Shrink Images

Handling high-definition photos always means dealing with large file sizes. Use Movavi Picverse to learn how to shrink an image file size easily.

On the main toolbar, click the Resize icon. For your convenience, you can choose from the Preset Sizes list or define a custom width and height in the corresponding boxes. If you want to scale image width and height dimensions independently, click the Keep aspect ratio icon. Click the Apply button to make the changes to your image.

Step 4. Save Your Pictures

Once you set the desired photo size, click the Save button in the top right-hand corner of the program to export the image in an appropriate file format.

You can also reduce the size of large PNG or TIFF pictures by changing the format and output quality. In the Saving photo dialog box, choose Image JPEG and move the Quality slider to the left to shrink the photo size. A high compression ratio will result in poor image quality, so we recommend you to set this value to no less than 90%.

*The free version of Movavi Picverse has the following restrictions: you can save up to 10 images with added watermark, screenshots are disabled. Learn more

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