How to Send Pictures in WhatsApp without Compression
1. Send Original Picture via WhatsApp by Renaming the Image
- Open any file explorer and rename the images to be sent from image.jpg (or .png or .jpeg) to image.pdf or image.doc.
- The explorer might show a warning message after renaming. Simply ignore it and proceed.
- Now the particular image becomes a pdf/doc file. You can easily attach this file as a document and send to the recipient.
- Ask receiver to again rename image.pdf to image.jpg using file explorer.
2. Creating Multiple Images as a ZIP
- This is helpful when you have more images to send. The recipient doesn’t have to rename every single file if you use this compression method.
- Use your file manager or any 3rd party zipping tool to compress the entire image folder to be sent.
- Now attach this ZIP as a document or directly share from the file manager itself.
- The recipient has to uncompress it at the other end.
- Image size won’t be reduced and hence, the clarity is maintained intact.
3. Attach Directly as a Document on WhatsApp
- This method is pretty straight forward. All you have to do is open WhatsApp and get into the recipient’s profile.
- Now choose to attach as a document and it will shop up the Documents explorer.
- From there, select Browse other docsand load the image folder from the menu.
- This will directly load the entire folder as a document.
- The images will be sent without any compression.
4. By Uploading to Cloud and Sharing the Link
- Though this is a not-so-convenient method, it works like a charm in some particular cases.
- In order to upload images to the cloud, you must have an account on any cloud storage services. I guess most of you have either Google Driveor Dropbox account.
- First of all, use the cloud mobile app (or use website) to upload the images to the server.
- You will get a shareable link after that. Jot down it and send this link to the recipient.
- If the images are confidential & private, make sure you set appropriate security measures while generating the link.
- You can also set request accessfeature view/edit the file if you use Google Drive.
5. Special Trick for iOS Users – Using iBooks for Converting Images to PDF
- Open the Photos app on your iOS device and choose the image files from the camera roll.
- Now Save the selected pictures to iBooks (Use sharing option for this).
- This converts the images to PDF.
- But the output can only be opened on iOS devices.
These are the methods I personally use to send original images via WhatsApp without compression. These tricks help you transfer pictures to your friends and family without compromising the image quality. I prefer these methods over sending via mail as it’s more faster and convenient.