To make a JPEG smaller, reduce the resolution, reduce the image quality or crop it to make the surface area of the image smaller. Size JPEG digital images and pictures for a MySpace page or a personal Web site with the tips in this free video on digital imaging from an Internet design specialist.
Hello, my name is Luis Estrada and I'm a software developer. In this video, I'll show you how to make a JPEG smaller. I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS2. Photoshop is a registered trademark of Adobe, a company to which I have no affiliation. There are 4 things that you can do to make a JPEG image smaller. You can reduce the quality of the image, crop the image, resize it or finally, you can do all 3. If you decide to take the 3 steps, then you should start by cropping the image. Select the crop tool or press C on your keyboard. Now place your mouse arrow on the upper left side of the image and drag to the lower right side. What remains inside the box will be the new image. Whatever is outside the rectangle will be discarded. You can move the selection rectangle, turn it or make it bigger or smaller by click and drag from any of the small rectangles. Then press ENTER on the keyboard. Now let's resize the image. Right-click on top of the window and select image size. Then enter a percentage value for the size. For example, 50%. Finally let's save the image. Select File - Save As, enter a name and press Save. Now choose a lower quality setting to make the file size smaller. Start on 0 and move to the right until you are happy with the preview. Click OK. Go to the folder where you stored the file and you will see that in this example, we reduced a 1 megabyte picture to only a few kilobytes. I'm Luis Estrada and I've just shown you how to edit your digital images.