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Cropping means you're cutting out part of a picture, and that will work if it's appropriate. I.e., you have a person and a background. and you only want the person.
You're more likely to want the entire picture in a smaller size.
My camera's native format, for instance, is 2048 x 1536 at 72 pixels per inch.
That's about 9 MB, which is a bit too large. In most cases I use an editing app to change one dimension, like the width, to a smaller size, say 600 pixels. All editing programs will change the other dimension proportionally. This gives a size of 600 x 450, or 756 Kb, which is much more manageable. If I save it as a jpg at a lower quality, the size can be dramatically reduced further.
I don't know what image software you have available, but I'm sure there's a program that will do this.
 

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IF you have photoshop, i know you can open your image, go to file > save for web and choose the jpeg format and then move a slider along until its the size you need. This also reduces quality although not a noticeable amount above 60.
 
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