Visual Watermark Resizer allows you to resize your images quickly and effortlessly. You can process up to 10 photos per day completely free of charge. The app supports JPEG, PNG, WEBP, HEIC, GIF, BMP formats. Since our online image resizer is browser-based, it can work on any operating system as long as you have an internet connection.
How to Resize an Image Using Our App:
To upload your photos, click on the “Add Images” button in the top left corner or on “Select Images” in the center of the screen. You can also drag and drop your files with your cursor. If you click on either of the two buttons, you will see a small menu of four options, where you can upload your images from: “From my computer”, “From Google Drive”, “From Google Photos”, “From Dropbox”.
An image of any size can be uploaded into the app, but make sure that there is enough space in your memory storage to download resized copies.
If you clicked on “From my computer”, choose the necessary folder in the popped-up dialog box and pick photos that you want to resize. Press Ctrl + A (on Windows) or Cmd + A (on Mac) to select all the photos in the folder.
After you click on one of the following options - “From Google Drive”, “From Google Photos” or “From DropBox” a dialog window asking you to give access to your online storage will open. Click on “Allow Access”.
By clicking on “Add Images” you can upload more photos in addition to those that have already been uploaded. The “Clear Images” button allows you to remove all photos from the Image Resize tool.
Once all of your images are uploaded into the app, click on “Resize Images” in the upper right corner. This will open the output settings.
You can set the desired format of your resized copies by choosing “Original format”, “Convert to JPEG” or “Convert to JPEG and compress” in the “File format” drop-down menu. Please, keep in mind that lowering the quality of your images may result in the removal of some details and the addition of noise. But files of a smaller size will save you some memory space.
Next, you need to choose how your images will be resized.
If you select “Fit width”, you need to enter the desired value of max width in pixels into the bar below. The height will be adjusted automatically. Similarly, you can select “Fit height” and enter the value of max height in pixels. Then the image resizer will calculate and change the width.
Choose “Fit into rectangle” if you want to change both the width and the height of your images. You will need to enter the necessary dimensions in pixels into the two bars below.
The “Percentage” option allows you to set the level of the overall reduction. In other words, how much of the original image quality you want to keep. For example, if you type in 70%, it means that the width and height of the original image will be reduced by 30%.
Your output settings will be saved in the app’s memory. It is very convenient if you constantly need to resize your images in the same way. You won’t have to enter your values again and again.
Now, all you have to do is click on “Resize Images”.
You can upload the resized copies to your computer, Google Drive or Dropbox.
With our online image resizer, you can process up to 10 photos per day. But, if you have large batches of images for resizing, it might be worth purchasing the paid version. It will allow you to resize up to 2000 photos in one go.
Why You Should Resize an Image
Since high-resolution cameras appeared on the market, we’ve had to deal with a large amount of data. For example, a good-quality JPEG photo can be up to 5 MB in size and have dimensions of 4200 x 2800 pixels. Such a highly detailed image would be perfect for printing or displaying on a big screen.
But you don’t usually need photos of the highest quality if you want to post them on the internet or social media platforms. In fact, files of smaller size have some significant advantages: they are faster to transfer as well as easier to open, view and store. Thus, a user-friendly app that will resize your images in a matter of minutes can be a great addition to your toolkit.
Here are the three most common cases when image resizing is necessary.
Posting on your website
Both the standard resolution of a computer screen and the image size are measured in pixels. At the same time, the most popular screen sizes, such as 1024 x 768, 1152 x 864, 1280 x 960, can be 2 or more times smaller than the dimensions of a high-quality photo. If a high-resolution photo is uploaded onto your website and its original size hadn’t been reduced, the browser will be forced to compress it, so that the visitors would have a better visual experience. This might significantly slow down its work.
Large files that haven’t been resized can take an extremely long time to fully load on a web page, and it is more difficult to download them onto your computer. All of these things can scare away a considerable number of your website visitors. In addition, browsers don’t usually do a good job at compressing images properly, which might lead to them looking blurry, unappealing, and unprofessional. You can avoid this by processing your images in a special image resizer. Smaller copies will look just as good as the originals.
It’s worth mentioning that web pages with large, high-resolution images aren’t indexed well by search engines, because of their slow loading. Last, but not least, don’t forget that some people may view your website on their smartphones. In the mobile version, your images can get misplaced due to their poorly selected size, and your customers will get a bad impression of your website’s layout.
Therefore, if you want your visual content to look good and professional without compromising your website’s loading speed, it is necessary to resize your images before publishing them.
Posting on social media
When sharing your visual content on social media, it is very important to take the recommended image sizes for posts, ads, headers, or profile pictures into consideration. If your original photo is smaller than the necessary dimensions, it will be stretched out and become a bit blurry. If it is larger, then it will be automatically compressed, which may result in a substantial quality reduction or it being awkwardly cropped out.
Here are the most important image sizes for popular social networks.
Image for external links: 500 × 261 px. Post: 1200 × 630 px. Page cover: 820 × 312 px. Profile image: 170 × 170 px.
Square post: 1080 × 1080 px. Portrait post: 1080 x 1350 px. Landscape post 1080 x 566 px. Instagram Stories: 1080 × 1920 px. Profile picture: at least 110 × 110 px.
Image for a tweet: 1024 × 512 px. Cover: 1500 × 500 px. Profile picture: 400 × 400 px.
Thumbnail: 1280 × 720 px. Channel cover: 2560 × 1440 px. Profile picture: 800 × 800 px.
If you don’t want to deal with all these different dimensions and prepare your visual content for every social media platform separately, you can simply resize an image to 1024 x 512 px. In most cases, it will be displayed correctly.
Sending as an email attachment
As you may know, email services have size limits for attached files. For example, Gmail’s size limit is 50 MB for an incoming letter. But if you want to send an email, you can attach a file or a group of files no more than 25 MB. The larger the size of your image, the more difficult it is to send it via email, especially if you have several of them.
Hence, resizing your images may be one of the solutions to this problem. If you need to send a batch of images, first, use our Image Resize tool to change their width and height without compromising their quality. Then zip all the resized copies up into a compressed folder (.zip) and attach it to your letter.
What’s Great About Our Image Resizer
It’s perfectly possible to resize images for free, without putting in much effort and in a blink of an eye. You might be thinking that, to achieve this, you’ll have to spend a lot of time searching for the right app, installing it, then suffering through a steep learning curve to master it. However, there’s no need for any of that. Visual Watermark is not only unthinkably simple to use, but also extraordinarily fast.
Our free image resizer will process your files in less than a couple of minutes.
Here’s why you should choose Visual Watermark:
Its simplicity and convenience. You don’t need to be a skilled image editor to use our app. In fact, you can be a complete novice. There are no extra features that make the whole process unnecessarily complicated. The ads-free interface is easy to navigate through. You can also find detailed instructions on how to use our app in this very article. We made sure that anyone – even a child – would be able to use our online resizer.
It can be used on any device. Since our resizer is a browser-based app, you won’t have to download and install it. It works on all common operating systems for computers – Windows, Mac, Linux – as well as on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. You will simply need to open our website and get started.
It’s 100% safe and secure. All of our online tools process images in your browser. Hence, they will never leave your computer, reach our servers or get stored on them. We’ll never gain access to your files. With us, your photos will be well-protected from any potential thieves.
It’s free! On our website, you can resize image online for free. However, please keep in mind that there’s a teeny-tiny limitation. You will be able to resize a batch of only 10 images in one go. If you don’t mind this or if you need to process just a couple of photos anyway, the free version will be more than enough to suffice your needs.
Below, you will find some of the most popular questions regarding our image resizer and answers to them.
1. How can I resize an image without losing quality?
It’s nearly impossible to resize an image without any loss of quality whatsoever. However, what’s more important is whether this loss will be noticeable. It is possible for a resized image to retain excellent quality. Downsizing a high-resolution image won’t substantially affect its quality in a negative way. In other words, your photo will still look good, even though its size will be smaller.
But trying to upsize a small file that has a mediocre or low resolution will definitely result in a blurry and unsharp photo. You can try to experiment with different sizes for different photos in our free Image Resizer and see which version you’ll like the best. Our online tool never changes original files, so you’ll be able to try out various settings as much as you want.
2. How can I downsize a photo?
First, upload your photos into our app. You can type in the desired number of pixels for height, then the width will be changed automatically, and vice versa. It’s also possible for you to enter a new number of pixels for both height and width.
We offer one more option – downsizing your image by percentage. For example, its size can be decreased by 30%. This is perfect if you simply want to make your image smaller without dealing with pixel dimensions.
3. How can I resize images online for free?
It can be easily down in our online Image Resizer. Scroll up to the top of the page, import your images, specify the settings and click on “Resize Images”. Your processed copies will be ready for downloading in a heartbeat. Our Image Resizer is completely free and available to everyone. There will be no need for you to create an account, provide your email address or any other personal information. Installation of any plugins isn’t required. You’ll be able get to work as soon as you open the app.
4. How do I resize an image properly?
The most important thing is to pay attention to the aspect ratio of your image. For instance, if you have a landscape-oriented photo that has the 3:2 aspect ratio and the pixel dimensions of 6000x4000, then your resized copy cannot be, 5000x3500px, because that’s not the 3:2 aspect ratio.
If you enter these pixel dimensions or the dimensions where the height is larger than the width – even though you have a landscape-oriented photo – our app will place your image against its enlarged, blurred version. To avoid this, make sure not to mess up the aspect ratio when specifying the settings.
If you want to change the size and aspect ratio of your photo, use our Image Cropper.
5. How can I resize an image to make its file size smaller?
If pixel dimensions of your resized image will be smaller than of your original image, then its file size will also be reduced. For example, if your original image is 6000x4000px, you can change its pixel dimensions to 4000x2000px, and as the result, the file size of your resized image will decrease, as well.
In addition to this, you can change the file format and slightly lower the quality. In the “File Format” drop-down menu choose “Convert to JPEG and compress”. This option will produce a compressed image with new pixel dimensions and lower file size. If you don’t know what compression is, you can learn more about it here.