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August 29, 2018
1:23 am
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Hans Schmid
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I am applying for a visa to an African country. The online application requires to upload passport page, passport photo and health certificate. I took photos of these documents but their size is about 1.2MB. The visa application only allows file size max. 250KB.

How can I shrink my files?

August 29, 2018
4:49 pm
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Are you using a Windows 10 computer?

If so, you can

  1. open the photo in the native photos app
  2. Click the 3-dot menu in upper right
  3. Resize
  4. Choose Small, or Medium
  5. Choose a location to save the resized photo

I chose Medium and it converted a 1.2MB picture into 250K

If you’re not using Windows 10, you could use a web-resizing service like https://bulkresizephotos.com/

Hope that helps.

July 12, 2019
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Richard Stewart Mortimer
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Hello,

 The above thread is not my question, but I have the same problem – can’t resize.

  I have windows 10 and there is no 3 dot menu in my native app.  Now what?

 

thanks

July 14, 2019
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You need to open the photo and make sure it is opening in “Photos” for Windows

To be sure – try this

  1. Click on the Windows icon in lower left 
  2. In the alphabetical list of programs, scroll down to P – Photos and open that. This is what I call the Native photos app.
  3. Find the photo you want, if it’s not right at the top of the dated collection of photos, you may need to click on the “Folders”
  4. Double-click that photo
  5. You should now see 3 dots in the upper right – just below the X for closing the windos

Did that work for you?

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