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Photo: Rawpixel.com (Shutterstock) Photos and screenshots take up a lot of space on hard drives and cloud storage—in their unedited form, 5-6MB for an image file isn’t uncommon. If you’re trying to save space or just need to send smaller image files, you’ll want to compress them first. There are multiple ways to do shrink image files, and some will get the job done without even hurting the image quality that much. Here are a few ways to quickly do it on your Mac. Lower the resolution to reduce the file size Screenshot: Khamosh Pathak You might already know this part, but the higher the image resolution of any given image, the larger the file size will be. You can reduce the file size quite a bit by reducing the resolution. Depending on the image, taking a 4K file down to 720p or 1080p will not reduce the quality by much, but it will end up saving quite a lot of storage space. To do it, open the image in the Preview app and click Edit . Here, click Resize . Then, you can try out different resolutions and see how it affects the file size in the section below. Export images in a lower quality Screenshot: Khamosh Pathak You can also use Preview to export lower-quality images, as long as you use the JPEG format. Open the image in Preview (this will work with multiple images as well), and go to File > Export . Here, choose the […]