Using the New Convert Image Quick Action On a Mac

macOS Monterey includes a new Quick Action to convert images to other file types and resize them without launching an app.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Using the New Convert Image Quick Action On a Mac”

    Amir Glazer
    2 years ago

    Hi Gary, Great video!
    Any chance you can post a video showing how to use Shortcuts to Reduce PDF files size?

    2 years ago

    Amir: There's no action in Shortcuts for that.

    Carl geis
    2 years ago

    Thanks for the great video Gary. Is there a way to get my photos to come up in the Finder so that I can change the file format and size? I'm running Monterey but all of the folders in my finder appear to be empty.

    2 years ago

    Carl: So do you have your photos in the Photos app now? You wouldn't want to change the format and size of the original photo. Keep that as-is. If you want a copy at a different size and format, export it from Photos as you like and use that copy to upload or share or whatever.

    Lise MacDonald
    2 years ago

    I use my images in photo books, to send out to be printed etc. All these services require JPG. I am not sure I see a reason to keep the original HEI images. Is there a quick easy way to change all my images to JPG within Photos?

    2 years ago

    Lise: Keep them as-is in your library (smaller files, higher quality) and just export as jpegs when you need to upload them. Eventually any service that plans to keep going will accept HEIC too. Surprised they don't already.

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