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Reducing a document photo image size to 1MB for uploading

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When you need to upload a photo into the student record system you need to ensure the picture / file size is below 1MB (megabyte).  Please follow the guidance below:
 
 

Android

 

Lower the megapixel (MP) size of the photos you take in the Settings of Camera app > Picture quality > choose a medium or lowest quality possible. This will significantly reduce the picture size, check it is below 1MB.

 

Choose and download an image resizing app, there are many available, and use this to create a smaller image size below 1MB.

 

iPhone

 

When uploading from an iPhone to the University website you will be prompted by the photo app to select the image size, choose one below 1MB.

 

Alternatively, from your Photo album select the option to email the image to yourself and chose an image size below 1MB.  From the email ‘Sent’ folder, select the image and use the upload icon to ‘save image’.  This will copy it to your photo album and it should be the last displayed version, this can then be used for the upload.  

 

Choose and download an image resizing app, there are many available, and use this to create a smaller image size below 1MB.

 

All photo images – crop a distance photo

 

In all cases a simple solution is to take a distanced photo of your document so it only occupies the middle of the picture image.  You can then crop this to the exact document outline using the photo editing options and the version created will be significantly smaller in size, check it is below 1MB. 

 

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