How To Resize Photos With a Shortcut On Your iPhone or iPad

If you want to share a photo from your Photos Library or a file on your iPhone or iPad, you can use this Shortcut to resize it and convert it first. A very simple Shortcut can be used to do it for one photo, and a slightly more complex one can do it for multiple photos.

This is the simple one-file shortcut:
This is the shortcut that works with multiple files:



Download it here:
Resize Photo Shortcut

Comments: 24 Responses to “How To Resize Photos With a Shortcut On Your iPhone or iPad”

    Dan Wieder
    1 year ago

    Thanks for this shortcut. I'm wondering if I'm missing something on the Mac side. I have the shortcut, which works fine under ios, showing up on my mac as well. However, when I click on an image in the finder, or in Photos, I don't have the Save to Files option for saving. Is that a feature of IOS only?

    1 year ago

    Dan: macOS is very different. This Shortcut is for iOS. macOS doesn't have a simple "Files" app as handling files is much more central to using a Mac. You'd need a different Shortcut. But of course you have the Preview app on the Mac so you can just use that to resize an image. You don't have that on the iPhone thus the need for a Shortcut like this.

    Dan Wieder
    1 year ago

    Got it. Thanks. Always looking for that universal shortcut. :-)

    Mark
    1 year ago

    Excellent shortcut. I'm experiencing one issue on the iPad. When I run the shortcut by tapping on the shortcut I am only allowed to select one photo. As soon as I select one photo the shortcut runs to completion. However, if I first select the photos from the photo app then choose "Resize Photos" it resizes all selected photos. But unfortunately this is not the case when I run the shortcut first. Am I doing something wrong?

    1 year ago

    Mark: No, I think that's all you can do.

    Matt
    11 months ago

    I followed the steps to create the shortcut then when I get to the stage to select an image I click the share button bottom left but there isnā€™t a resize image tab there anywhere?

    11 months ago

    Matt: Are you using the Share button with an image selected like I show starting at 7:13?

    Fabian
    10 months ago

    Unfortunately this shortcut always just resizes 3 pictures instead of all. Any idea what i did wrong?

    10 months ago

    Fabian: So if you select 4 it just stops after 3? I wonder if it is timing out on you, like quitting after it isn't finished after x seconds. Then the number would depend on the speed of your Mac and the size of the images.

    Fabian
    10 months ago

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I took 12 photos i wanted to resize.
    It will always just resize the same 3 photos no matter how many or which pictures i select.
    Interesting is that these are the 3 pictures i drew numbers in it with the marking tool.
    Otherwise all the pictures are exatcly the same.

    Even if i use the resize shortcut for 1 photo it only works on one of these 3 pictures.

    Fabian
    10 months ago

    I tested around a little bit and it seems this shortcut has a problem with RAW photos.
    All oder photos i took work, Just not the RAW ones.
    With an exception being the 3 RAW photos i used the marker tool on.

    Any idea why?

    Fabian
    10 months ago

    I found a work around that works.
    I convert them to JPG before i resize them and everything works.

    10 months ago

    Fabian: Yes, converting to jpg would do the trick. Drawing in the photos would have forced that so this explains it.

    Amber
    9 months ago

    I thought I did everything right, but I always get multiple copies. If I select 3, I get 9 copies. If I select 5, I get 20. If I select 4, I got 12; If 8, I got 64

    Justin
    8 months ago

    Hi Gary, Nice stuff above...So i have my photos saving to my icloud....i tried to mess with your script above to ALSO Rename the photos when they are in the folder where i put them...Thoughts? I want to use something like..IMG - 6000 - date taken... so for 3 Photos IMT - 6000, IMG - 6001, IMG - 6002 and at the end each photo the Date taken....i got it to partially work...but i think im doing something wrong. Thank you sir! Semper Fi

    8 months ago

    Justin: Hard to guess where it could be going wrong. Is there a difference between the photos that work and don't? Maybe some were cached and others only in iCloud? Just keep working at it.

    Justin Lawton LaMantia
    8 months ago

    Good Morning Gary. I think the Rename is in the wrong spot Above pictures u have im using the second one...In that, after repeat and Before share results i have the Rename. So it goes thru, and resizes them...but only renames the Last image to the perimeters ive set.

    Justin
    8 months ago

    Dare i ask that you try it on your end...and post a Screen shot like you did above with it Renaming the Saved results, if you get it working on your end sir?

    8 months ago

    Justin; Sorry, not following you as there is no "rename" in the Shortcut.

    Justin LaMantia
    8 months ago

    Edit Shortcut, and in the search at the bottom...search for Rename File

    8 months ago

    Justin: Not getting you. Neither the screenshots above nor the Shortcut you can download above includes rename.

    Justin
    8 months ago

    Gary...I understand...i am Trying to modify Your Second Pic above (Multiple photos) to Rename the files also when the shortcut is run...Im Trying to Add the "Rename file" Function to the Multiple selection of photos.

    Justin
    8 months ago

    Sorry if i wasnt clear sir.

    8 months ago

    Justin: Ah, well to do that things will get quite a bit more complex. No easy way to guide you. Perhaps just use this to change the size of the photos and then the Finder's batch rename tool to rename them afterward.

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