How to resize a picture on iPhone.

change picture size on iphone

Something I like about the iPhone and just about any Apple product is their simplicity. You can just pick up any of their device, and without much technical knowledge, you’re usually able to figure things out pretty quickly – my mom is the living proof of this.

Simplicity usually comes with trade offs though, and the iPhone is no different. For example, have you ever tried to precisely resize an image on your iPhone? While you can crop the image, effectively reducing its size, you can’t change the resolution of a picture to a specific size.

This is where third party apps come into play. There are many apps out there that will let you change the size of a photo on your iPhone so I’m not saying the one I used in this post is the one and only, but it’s one that I’ve found to work particularly well, and of course one that has been updated for iOS 7.

In this post, I will show you how to resize a picture on your iPhone using Image Resizer+

Step 1: Download Image Resizer+ from the App Store (other options are provided below, but Image Resizer+ is my favorite)

Resize photos on iPhone

Step 2: Launch the app, and tap on the “Photos” option. It will bring up all the albums on your device, including Camera Roll and Photo Stream (as you can tell from the above screenshot, you can also load an image directly from your Dropbox). Select the album and then pick the photo you want to resize.

Step 3: Once the image has been loaded into the app, slide to the right in order to bring up the resizing options. At this point, you will have the option to resize the picture in percent or in pixels.

Adjust the resolution in percent (left screenshot above): If you want to resize in percent, just use the slider to reduce the image size to your liking. You will notice that as you slide to increase or decrease the size, the width and height of the image will be adjusted automatically.

Adjust the resolution in pixels (right screenshot above): If you want to get exact control over the size of the picture, you can choose to resize in pixels. This will let you type in the exact width or height you want your image to be resized to.

Note that by default, the app is set to resize the image proportionally, but you have the option to make it unproportional, as you can see on the screenshot above.

Step 4: Once you’re done resizing your image to your liking, hit the “Resize” button. As you can tell from the screenshot below, not only the picture has been shrunk to a smaller size, but the file size has also dropped from 4.7 MB to 1.4 MB, while keeping the same aspect ratio.

Change iamge resolution iPhone

Step 5: Once the image has been resized, hit the Share button and select what you want to do with it. You can of course save it to your Camera Roll, but you can also share it to various services including Twitter, Facebook, etc.

It’s as simple as that. Of course, as I mentioned above, there are many different applications that can allow you to change the size of a photo on your iPhone, so here are a few other options:

Watch an iPhone sort M&Ms by color.

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Not everyone has Minecraft-creator Markus “Notch” Persson’s money (or candy room) so the rest of us have to devise our own methods of sorting M&Ms by color. The English blogger behind reviewmylife has an idea that combines, among other things, an iPhone 5s, an Arduino and an eBay-sourced 12V 80RPM motor to do the menial task. Oh, and an awful lot of ingenuity, foam-board and hot glue was involved too — but you kind of figured that already, right? Unlike the Lego-powered contraption we’ve seen before, this one takes advantage of the Cupertino smartphone lens’ color sensor to ID the candy’s hue during free-fall after it leaves the hopper. The author has a step-by-step breakdown replete with his or her hardships (apparently finding the right motors and magnets took some experimenting) and photos detailing each part of the process, in case you’re curious. Or, because maybe you’d just like to spend Christmas building your own.

However, there is a caveat: if your favorite M&M happens to be brown you’re out of luck. Reviewmylife notes that chocolate’s natural color is pretty hard to distinguish from orange and shadow, but that could probably be fixed with LED lighting and some tweaks to the software. Oh well, no one really likes the brown ones anyway. Or do they? Let us know in the comments.

Apple Now Allows You To Report iMessage Spam.

iPhone-5-iMessage

Do you get frustrating iMessage spam from people you’ve never met, or companies you’ve never heard of? You’re not the only one. Until now, you could either make friends with them and save yourself from loneliness on those cold winter nights, or you could ignore them and hope that they don’t text again.

But now you can report them to Apple, too.

Apple has published a new support document on its website, which was first spotted by MacStories, that explains the procedure for reporting iMessage spam. These are the steps you should take:

To report unwanted iMessage messages to Apple, please send an email with the following details to: imessage.spam@icloud.com

  1. Include a screenshot of the message you have received.
  2. Include the full email address or phone number you received the unwanted message from.
  3. Include the date and time that you received the message.

Apple then goes on to explain how to take screenshots on a Mac or iOS device, and how you can distinguish iMessages from traditional SMS and MMS messages.

Fortunately, I’ve never received iMessage spam, and I don’t know anyone who has. But clearly it’s an issue big enough to warrant an Apple support document. It’s unclear what Apple does with your report, but I’m assuming it has the facility to block frequent spammers from sending iMessages.

 

Source: Cult of Mac.