How to Resize Images — Ultimate WeChat Stickers Guide

Looking to create your own WeChat stickers but don’t know how? This series of guides covers everything you need to know about making customized stickers.

To start with, you need a picture that can be uploaded to Wechat successfully. In this article, we will show you multiple ways to compress your photos.

A. If you are using a Mac

Open the picture you would like to compress by viewing it with Preview.

1. Click “Markup Toolbar”.

2. Choose “Adjust Size”.

3. You can change the unit to pixels so that you can control the size better.

4. Click OK and save the new photo.

B. If you are using a PC

1. Open the picture you would like to compress by viewing it with Microsoft Photo Gallery.

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2. In the upper right-hand corner of the picture, click Open and choose Microsoft Office Photo Manager.

3. Click Edit Pictures from the options located directly above the photo. This will open a sidebar menu with a number of editing choices. Click Compress Picture.

4. You will see in the sidebar menu that there are compression options for Documents, Web Pages, and Email Messages. Usually, Web Pages is perfect for compressing to a file size that is optimal for web loading and viewing. Then clickOK.

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5. Finally, save your compressed photo by clicking File, then Save.

NOTE: The “Compress Pictures” options it’s only available for Windows 2010. If you have a newer version, you can resize the picture at the photo editor.

C. If you are using a smartphone

You can use some apps to help you resize the photos.

For example, Photo Size — Express.

1. Select a photo from your album and it will show the original size.

2. Once you select a percentage for the new photo, it will be saved automatically to your phone.

In this example, the initial photo is 1000 X 1000 and I choose 50%, so the new one is 500 X 500.

Another app is called Photo Compress.

1. Add a photo from your phone.

2. Adjust the image quality and size.

3. Click “Preview” and you can see both the original and the new images.

4. You can save the new image by clicking “Photo Compress” and choosing “ Continue”.

5. The last step, choose or create an album for the new image. You can also delete the original one.

Photo Compress can only compress JPG format. Others will be kept in original.

D. Online resizing tools

You can also compress the images with online resizing tools.

For example,

When you go to the webpage, select up to 20 .jpg or .jpeg images or drag files to the drop area. Download compressed images either separately or get them all, grouped in a ZIP archive.

Or try

1. Click the browse button, select a photo and select the compression level between 0–99. Select if you want to resize the image and provide a new image width. Click “Optimize Photo”.

2. Now you can click the image and choose “Save Image As…” and name your new photo.

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