How do I reduce the KB size of a picture on my phone?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

To reduce the KB size of a picture on your phone, you can follow these steps:

1. Download and Install a Compression App: Start by downloading and installing a reliable image compression app from the Play Store. One recommended app is ‘Compress image size,’ which is user-friendly and effective.

2. Open the App: Once the app is installed, open it to begin the image compression process.

3. Choose a Photo: Select the photo you want to reduce in size from your phone’s gallery or camera roll. The app will display the selected photo on the screen.

4. Check the Original Image Size: Before proceeding with compression, you have the option to check the original size of the image. This can help you understand how much reduction you need to achieve.

5. Enable Quality Toggle: Look for the quality toggle or option within the app. Enabling this feature will allow you to adjust the compression settings manually.

6. Reduce Image Size: Use the slider provided by the app to reduce the image size. As you move the slider, you’ll notice the corresponding decrease in the KB size of the image. Find a balance between reducing the size and maintaining acceptable image quality. It’s important to note that reducing the file size too much may result in a noticeable loss of quality.

7. Preview and Compare: Some compression apps offer a preview feature that allows you to compare the original and compressed versions side by side. This can help you determine if the image quality meets your requirements.

8. Save the Compressed Image: Once you are satisfied with the compression level, save the compressed image to your phone’s gallery or camera roll. The app will usually prompt you to choose a save location and provide a new file name for the compressed image.

9. Check the Compressed Image Size: After saving the compressed image, you can check its new size to confirm that it has been effectively reduced in KB.

By following these steps, you can successfully reduce the KB size of a picture on your phone using a compression app. Remember to strike a balance between size reduction and image quality to ensure the final result meets your needs.