How to Reduce Size of Photos and Videos on Samsung Note 10 and Note 10Plus

Officially, Samsung has introduced the method to compress the file size video and image with the help of HEVC and HEIF formats. These formats consume less storage space compared to standard videos and images. Sometimes size reduction can be done up to 50%.

If you are facing storage issues, using both HEIF and HEVC format must be a better solution. However, not all the devices support this feature, don’t panic if you don’t find any option like this. Keep your device up to date and check for this feature.

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How to Reduce File Size of Photos on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10Plus

  • Tap Camera Icon.
  • Hit Settings Button located at the top left corner.
  • Swipe down and hit Save Options.
  • Turn ON the HEIF Picture Photo Option.

Now all the pic capture by Note 10 and Note 10Plus camera will have .heic extension rather of .jpg. Since HEIC is not supported by all the operating systems. Samsung device brings an option to change high competence images into standard JPG images. If you desire to do that, then follow the given below steps.

  • Go to Gallery.
  • Hit More Option.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Swipe down and enable the Convert HEIF Images when sharing options.

After performing the above steps you will know to convert high-efficiency photos back to JPG or JPEG. Also from now, you will attempt to pass the HEIF pic from your photo Gallery. Your Samsung Note 10 and Note 10Plus will change it JPEG before sharing.

How to Reduce File Size of Videos on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10Plus

  • Access the Camera App.
  • Hit Settings Icon located at Left Top Corner.
  • Select Advanced Recording Options.
  • Turn ON the High-Efficiency Video Option.

Doing so will convert all videos to HEVC format. Similarly like HEIC, HEVC will compact the file size of the video captured by your device. But this compressed video will not be in readable form by Windows OS. There is no need to worry because there is no need to convert your videos if you sharing it with other OS.

How to view high-efficiency images and videos on Windows

There are two ways to permit Windows to read HEVC and HEIF formats. One is by using third-party video play that is compatible with this format and another by using plugins from Microsoft.

If you want plugin for HEIF, follow the given below steps:

  • From your Windows computer, access a Web Browser.
  • Download the HEIF Image Extension.
  • Read the instructions to install the plugin.

If you want plugin for HEVC Video Extensions, follow the given below steps:

  • From your Windows computer, access a Web Browser.
  • Download the HEVC Extension for your respective web browser.
  • Read the instructions to install the plugin.

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