How to Split an Image in Half: A Step-by-Step Guide

Instasize Team
July 2, 2024

How to Split an Image in Half: A Step-by-Step Guide

So, you want to split an image in half?

Maybe it's for a collage, a social media post, or just for fun.

Either way, I've got you covered.

Let's get into it.

Why Split an Image in Half?

Before we dive into the how, let’s talk about the why:

  • Creates balanced images for social media
  • Easy formatting for blog posts or presentations
  • Cool effect for collages

Splitting an image could be for anything.

Using Built-in Editing Tools

Most devices come with basic editing tools.

Here's how you can use them:

On Your Computer

  1. Open the default photo editor.
  2. Select your image.
  3. Use the crop tool to split the image in half.
  4. Save both halves as separate files.

On Your Phone

  1. Open your photo gallery app.
  2. Select the image and tap on edit.
  3. Use the crop tool to divide the image.
  4. Save each half as a new image.

These methods work, but they’re not always perfect.

Online Tools for Splitting Images

Online tools make it easier.

Here are some popular ones:


  • Go to Imagy.
  • Upload your image.
  • Select the split option and choose half.
  • Download the split images.


  • Visit PineTools.
  • Upload your image.
  • Choose horizontal or vertical split.
  • Download the separate images.

A piece of cake, right?

Using Mobile Apps

If you prefer apps, there are plenty.


PerfectCrop is available on iOS.

Here's how to use it:

  1. Download it from the App Store.
  2. Open the app and upload your image.
  3. Select the split option and confirm.
  4. Save the split images to your gallery.

Why Instasize is the Best Tool for The Job

I’ve been saving the best for last.

Instasize makes this super easy and offers more features.

Benefits of Using Instasize

  • Simple Splitting: Easily split images in half.
  • More Options: Resize, crop, and even add filters.
  • Magic Fill: Extend your image if needed.
  • Cloud Storage: Save your work in the cloud.
  • Optimization: Optimizes images for better quality.

How’s that for convenience?

How to Split an Image in Half Using Instasize

  1. Download Instasize on iOS, Android, or use the Web.
  2. Open the app and upload your image.
  3. Use the split tool to divide your image.
  4. Save the split images to your device or cloud.

You’ll be done in minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I split images into more than two parts?

Yes, many tools allow for custom splits.

What file formats are supported?

Most tools support common formats like JPG, PNG, and GIF.

Can I do this on both mobile and desktop?

Absolutely! Use any of the tools mentioned above, including Instasize.

Do I need to pay for these tools?

Most basic features are free, but advanced features may require payment.

Splitting an image in half is dead simple with the right tools.

Got more questions?

Drop them in the comments below!

Happy editing!