Pixelate your images


Please read carefully:

This shortcut was created with iOS 13 and is officially only compatible with this iOS version. An update for iOS 14 is planned but will take as long as Apple is able to fix the numerous bugs of iOS 14, which also affect the Shortcuts app.

Unfortunately, iOS 14 is one of the most disastrous operating system updates in recent years. There are hundreds of bugs that affect numerous areas (Apple Music, Mail, CarPlay, HomeKit, Shortcuts, Widgets, GPS, WiFi, Mobile Data and so on). And for this reason, I am not currently updating any of my devices to iOS 14.
Apple was for example not able to fix the "Show Web Page" action bug of the Shortcuts app during the whole developer and public beta phase. Even with the official release of iOS 14 the bug is still not fixed. In all current betas of iOS 14, which were released after the official release, there is no fix for the bug either.
So if you experience any issues using the shortcut, thank Apple. And of course, I'm sorry that you have to pay for Apple's bugs. But I don't see the point of investing time, temporarily rebuilding my shortcuts to work despite the bugs, only to undo everything again when the multi-billion dollar company Apple is able to do its job properly again.
Thanks for your understanding.

Made for iOS 13

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Pixelate your images with Pixelate™. Enter your favorite pixel size or choose from a list with suggested sizes. Import your image and pixelate it. That’s it! Works completely offline.

Video Demonstration (of the iOS 12 version)

Pixelate is 100% Malware Free


Important Note:

Since a bug in iOS 13 can cause the Shortcuts app to crash on some devices when the shortcut is executed, Pixelate™ 1.3 is now opened externally in Safari.


Welcome to Pixelate™

By firing up the Shortcut you’ll have four options to choose from:


1. Select Pixel Size

A list with a bunch of predefined pixel sizes appears—choose your favorite.

2. Enter Pixel Size

If you want to enter your own size, this is the place to enter it.

3. Pixelate™ Reference

Have a look at all predefined pixel sizes from the list and see the results (based on an image with 1000 x 1000 pixels).

4. Scale Source Image

The smaller the pixel size the longer the time you’ll have to wait for results. Same with the source image: The bigger it is the longer the wait. Please reduce the size of your source image if it takes to long pixelating it. Recommended size: up to 1500 pixels. Of course it also works fast with larger files if you choose big pixels.


Pixelate™ How To:

Choose or enter your preferred pixel size or resize the image (it will be automatically saved to your Photos) you want to pixelate.

Next a window appears where you will be prompted to choose the source image by hitting the Choose Image button (sources: Camera Roll, iCloud Drive or simply take a photo).

Wait until the image gets pixelated. If you don’t like the result, you can upload another image. If you want to try it with another pixel size, you have to restart Pixelate™ (see Pixelate™ Reference for reference results).

If you want to save your pixelated image, tap the Save Image button. The image will show up in another window. Simply hold your finger on that image and you’ll have the option to save it.


Light & Dark Mode Support:

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No third party Updater Shortcut required.

Pixelate™ has an integrated update mechanism called Embed-a-Update. Thanks to the embedded updater, Pixelate™ does not require any external updater shortcut. The shortcut checks for updates itself, so you'll always be up to date and never miss an update.

This Shortcut supports Embed-a-Update


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Latest Release Notes

1.3 - Oct. 22, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

• Due to a bug in iOS 13 that could cause the Shortcuts app to crash when running Pixelate, the shortcut is now opened in Safari. As soon as the bug is fixed, Pixelate will open again in the integrated browser window.

• Added Embed-a-Update Updater

Past versions