How To Reduce Image Size Using Gimp – Step By Step

How To Reduce Image Size Using Gimp – Step By Step

Gimp is an open source and versatile image editor. You could do almost any type of image editing in this program. You can download it for free at http://www.gimp.org/.

In this post, I am going to show you, step by step, how you could reduce image file size and also image dimensions (ie width and height). I have an image which is 4928 x 3264 and file size is 9.9 MB

Reducing Image File Size

  • Open and drag image in Gimp. In Menu Bar, click on File>>Export As… and enter the file name you would like to save reduced image under. Here I am saving as camera_reduced_file_size.jpg and click on Export.
  • A window pops up. Click on Check Box “Show preview in image window” and you would see File size 9.1 MB at 98 Quality.
  • At this point you have to reduce the quality to reduce the file size. So just move the slider to left and file size would reduce.
  • Here I moved slider to 75 quality and file size went down to 1.6 MB. You can play around what quality best works for you and then click Export and file would get saved in the folder location you chose. See images below.

 

 

 

 

 

Reducing Image dimensions

Open and drag image in Gimp. In Menu Bar, click on Image, scroll down and click on Scale Image… Next pop up says ‘Scale Image’. Here you can enter desired Width and Height and then click on Scale. After that you can go to File>>Export As… and then save the file. This way you can reduce dimensions of an image in Gimp. See images below.

 

 

 

Hope this post was helpful. Please share your thoughts below. Thank you.

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