How to resize a photo in the Gallery app on your Galaxy phone

After taking a photo with your Galaxy phone, if you want to change the size of the photo or make the size of the photo file smaller, you can easily adjust it using the photo editor in the Gallery app. Refer to the guide below for resizing photos.

Before you try the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated to the latest version. To update your mobile device's software, follow these steps: 

Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Resize a photo in the Gallery app


Most of the photos taken with the high-definition camera of the Galaxy phone are large. If you upload photos online and your photos are too large, you can simply resize them with the editing features of the Gallery app. Resize the photo by following the steps below.

Step 1. Open the Gallery app and select the photo you want to resize.

Step 2. Tap the Edit icon at the bottom of the screen.

Resize step 1

Step 3. Tap More options (the three vertical dots) at the top right.

Step 4. Select Resize.

Resize step 2

Step 5. Choose your preferred resized image percentage from the Resize image options, and then tap on Done to apply changes.

Step 6. When you're done editing, tap Save.

Resize step 3

When the photo is resized, you can see the size of the image file is reduced within the image details.

For Android 11, when you save the edited photo, the original photo will be overwritten instead of creating a new one. If you want to save it separately from the original, follow the steps below before tapping Save.

Step 1. Tap More options (the three vertical dots).

Step 2. Select Save copy. The edited photo will be saved separately from the original photo.

Resize copy step


  • Resizing the photo to be larger than its original size is not an option.
  • If you want to cancel after saving, you can revert at the editing step.
  • The resize feature may not be supported depending on the model version.
  • Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.

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