How to Change the File Size of Pictures and Videos on Galaxy S20

There’s a way for you to shrink the file size of videos on the new Samsung Galaxy smartphone. This will help you save more space and likewise make sharing of videos via email and messaging services easier. Here’s a quick guide on how to change the file size of pictures and videos on Galaxy S20.

The new flagship smartphones released by Samsung support 8K video recording, 120 Hz screens, 5G zoom cameras, and other high-specs. These camera features will allow you to take and record high quality, impressive photos and videos. This is made possible with the full-resolution 108-MP camera feature of the phone. While this sounds really great for users who are keen on taking photos and recording videos via smartphone, there’s also a downside to note of.

The more high-definition photos and videos are saved, the more storage space they consume. Recording a video in 7680 x 4320 definition, for example, has its disadvantages as it takes a significant amount of storage.

When this happens, your phone can run out of memory space in no time. This is when reducing file size of photos and images becomes a salient choice. Thankfully, there’s a way for you to evade from running out of storage. Read on to view more detailed instructions on what to do.

Easy steps to change the file size of pictures and videos on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 8 minutes

Outlined below are the steps and screenshots depicting the standard process of changing the file size of photos and videos on the new Samsung Galaxy s20 smartphone.

  1. Open the Camera app.

    Just go to the Home screen then look for the Camera icon and then tap on it to launch the app.


    change file size of pictures and videos galaxy s20 - open camera app

  2. From the Camera screen, tap the Settings icon on the top-left corner.

    A list of camera settings will then populate.

    change file size of pictures and videos galaxy s20 - camera settings

  3. Scroll down and select Rear video size from the given options.

    A new screen with a list of available video sizes and resolutions will be displayed.

    change file size of pictures and videos galaxy s20 - rear video file settings

  4. Tap on the preferred video size you want to use for videos and images taken with the rear camera.

    You will then see the radio button next to the selected video size turns blue.

    change file size of pictures and videos galaxy s20 - edit rear video size

  5. To save the recent changes, just tap the Back icon at the bottom right corner of the display.

    The file size of the video and photos taken with the Galaxy S20 rear camera is now changed.

    change file size of pictures and videos galaxy s20 - save rear video size changes

  6. To change the front video size, go back to Camera settings then tap Front video size.

    A list of front video sizes will be displayed.

    change file size of pictures and videos galaxy s20 - edit front video size

  7. Tap to select the preferred video file size then tap the Back key to save the new changes.

    The recent changes to the front video size is now changed.

    change file size of pictures and videos galaxy s20 - change front video file settings

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

Just follow the same steps if you need to make necessary changes to produce high-definition and high-resolution videos and photos on your phone.

Changing the file size of photos and videos is beneficial when it comes to memory management. Nonetheless, there’s also a downside from resorting to this memory-saving method as the quality of shrunken images and videos is not really that superb. But then again, this can still be deemed among other available options to free up some space, especially if deleting apps and other content isn’t viable.

Aside from adjusting the camera settings, you can also use third-party apps to reduce the file size of photos and videos on your Samsung galaxy s20. Among the widely used apps that are programmed to serve such purpose would include but not limited to Photo Compress 2.0, Reduce Photo Size, and Photo & Picture Resizer.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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