Popular aspect ratios and compressing JPEG

by Lina Thorne Lina Thorne Updated · Posted in What's New In Watermarkly

Hello, everyone!

We’ve got some exciting news that we’d like to share with you.

Firstly, we’ve added a new feature to our Photo Cropper app. Now, it is possible for you to choose one of three popular aspect ratios: 1:1, 16:9, 4:3. Aspect ratio is the ratio of width to height of an image. If you select one of these three options, the proportions of the cropping area will be locked. For example, with 1:1 aspect ratio the width is equal to the height. If you choose this aspect ratio and make cropping area wider, its height will be equally enlarged. Our app has the fourth option – “X:Y”. It allows you to choose any ratio of width to height as there won’t be any locked proportions. The buttons with the aspect ratios can be found at the top of the Crop Photo app.

Secondly, there is a new online tool for compressing JPEG images. It’s called Compress JPEG, but we also have a tool to compress GIF and a tool to compress PNG. If you want your images to occupy less space on your computer or server, you can compress them. This process allows you to make your images smaller in size, but look just as good as the high-quality originals. With our new tool you can compress your photos right in your browser – you won’t need to install or download anything. It is easy to use, too. Just open the app, upload your images, click on “Compress Images” and the compressing process will start. In a matter of minutes – or even less, depending on how large your batch is – you will be able to download a zip-archive with compressed copies.

Lastly, you can process more photos with our web-based apps. This goes for all of our online tools. Previously, you could upload around 300 images, but now it is possible to process a batch of up to 2000 photos in one go! Please note, that this update is available if you purchased one of our three editions. The free version allows you to upload only up to 10 photos at a time.

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