How to Convert a JPG to a Thumbnail

By Tracy Moore

Thumbnails are a smaller version of jpg images, in physical size as well as file size. Thumbnails are used to preview an image and take up less space whether in your own files on your PC or on a Web page. Many Web pages use thumbnails for fast viewing and less download time. Many free websites are available that let you make a thumbnail from a saved photo or online image.

TJs Home Online Image Editor

Step 1

Click the "Create Icon/Thumbnail" option on the main page of the Online Image Editor (See Resource 1).

Step 2

Scroll to the end of the options and click "Browse" to select your photo to be converted into a thumbnail.

Step 3

Click "Submit" after locating your photo. After a few seconds, a page will load with your new thumbnail on it. Right-click on the image and choose "Save Image As" to save to your computer.

Iaza

Step 1

Navigate to the Iaza website (see Resources). Click the orange button with the black arrow. Underneath it will say "Click to load image" on the Iaza main page. Click "browse" on the next page to select your photo. You can also choose to use a photo from a Web page by typing in the URL.

Step 2

Click "Load" after you have selected your photo.

Step 3

Scroll to the bottom of the page you were just directed to and click "thumbnail" under "resize." Right-click to "save image as" or click once to view the photo and save in the same manner.

Picture Resize Online Image Converter

Step 1

Click "Browse" on the Picture Resize site (See Resources) to select your photo to be resized.

Step 2

Check the "resize image" box, then click "150x112 (thumbnail)" under the drop-down box below it. Choose "good", "better" or "best" to select the image quality you desire. "Best" will have the biggest file size, while "Good" will have low quality and a smaller file size.

Step 3

Click "Convert Now." A page will appear with many options. You can can download by clicking the green "Download" link. Or you can choose a code to use for a direct link, widget code, forum code, alt forum code and html code. Copy and paste to use them on the appropriate Web page.