How do I reduce the size of an image I need to upload?

How do I reduce the size of an image I need to upload?

If you are using a Mac
1. Open the image in ‘Preview’
2. Click on Tools > Adjust Size
3. Ensure ‘Scale proportionally’ is checked and then either select a smaller size from the ‘Fit into dropdown’ or enter a smaller Width or Height
4. Check the ‘Resulting size’ area to see if the image is now below 2.5MB
5. Click OK

If you are using Windows
1. Open the image in Microsoft Paint
2. Select Home > Resize
3. Ensure ‘Maintain aspect ratio’ is checked and then enter a smaller horizontal % and click OK
4. To save the new image, click File > Save
5. Go to Windows Explorer and check if the image is now below 2.5MB

Daniel Thompson
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