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How to Change Image Resolution on Shopify: Create High-Quality Product Images

Want better product photos on Shopify? Let us walk you through changing image resolution, step by step, so you can ramp up sales!

Elijah Adebayo - Writer for KeepShoppers
By Elijah Adebayo
Michelle Meyer - Editor for KeepShoppers
Edited by Michelle Meyer

Updated August 2, 2023.

Image re­solution refers to the numbe­r of pixels in an image and profoundly affects how sharp and clear your images look on different devices and screen sizes.

Benefits of high-resolution product images include:

Below, we show you step-by-step how to change the image resolution on Shopify, plus how the right app can simplify the entire process.

Manually Changing Image Resolution on Shopify

Manually changing the resolution of your Shopify images means using Shopify's built-in Image­ Editor. This intuitive tool allows you to make manual adjustments e­ffortlessly in just a few steps. He­re's how:

  1. Log in to your Shopify admin dashboard.
  2. The log in screen of Shopify
  3. Navigate to Products > All. Select a product and scroll down to the Media section.
  4. Screenshot of the products section on a Shopify admin dashboard
  5. Click on the product image you want to edit to access the Image Editor.
  6. Screen shot of the media section on a Shopify admin dashboard
  7. Find the adjustments section in the Image Editor on the bottom left of the screen. This section contains the Crop, Draw, and Resize tools.
  8. Screenshot of Shopify's Image Editor
  9. To change the image resolution, click the Resize tool.
  10. Screenshot of the resize tool in Shopify's Image Editor
  11. In the pop-up panel, enter the desired pixel dimensions for width and height. Make sure the Lock aspect ratio is unchecked. Shopify will automatically adjust the resolution based on the dimensions you set. Click Done.
  12. Screenshot of adjusting an image's pixels in Shopify's Image Editor
  13. Click the Save button to apply the new image resolution.
  14. Screenshot of finalizing the changes made to an image in Shopify's Image Editor

Using a Shopify App to Enhance Image Resolution

Shopify's Image Editor is a great tool for basic image editing, but it has its limitations. For example, you can't edit your images in bulk, and you can't remove backgrounds. For more functionality, we recommend using an app like Egnition's All-In-One Image Master.

All-In-One Image Master is a photo editing app that lets you optimize your product images in minutes without compromising on quality.

  • Edit images in bulk: Easily edit multiple images at once, saving you time and effort.
  • Remove and replace backgrounds: Get more flexibility in how you present your products.
  • Automatically generate alt text: Improve your SEO with relevant alt text for each image.

All-In-One Image Master

Boost Sales With High-Resolution Product Images

Optimizing image resolution is vital for creating an appealing online store with high-resolution product images, boosting credibility and sales. Shopify's Image Editor allows easy manual adjustments, while apps like Egnition's All-In-One Image Master offer advanced features like bulk editing, background removal, and automated alt text generation for better SEO. Utilizing these tools effectively enhances product presentation and elevates your online business.