Smartphones are much more than communication devices, mostly if your interests revolve around photography, graphic design and social media. For the ones eager to capture the best shots, the camera is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a new phone.
Nowadays, nearly all smartphones have high-resolution cameras. The pictures taken by these cameras are far from weightless, and this can become a problem when you start to share your images in bulk on various social media platforms. There you have it: amazing photos on one side and a huge bandwidth and storage consumption, on the other.
We come to the rescue by putting together a list of 9 great apps for resizing and compressing your high-quality pics*:
This app allows you to resize your images quickly and easily, and you can also specify the output format: inches, centimeters, millimeters or pixels. With Image Size you can save, email, print or share the final image.
2. Photo Compress 2.0
As its name already suggests, Photo Compress 2.0 allows you to compress a photo without affecting its quality. Isn’t this something we all want? The app, also, allows you to set the compression level to low, medium, or high. Just choose the compression type you’d like to experiment with and press the button to check the difference in size between the original photo and its lighter version.
3. Photo and Picture Resizer
The Photo and Picture Resizer app is swift. Don’t take our word for it, just try it yourself! This tool reduces the size of your image and, also, has the option to share the final version on social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram. If you’re looking for an app that shrinks your pictures without affecting their quality, you should check Photo and Picture Resizer. Designed to maintain picture aspect ratio by providing the resolution list based on the camera, this application is one of the best and smartest resizing tools. And that’s the reason it was downloaded more than 43,000 times.
4. Resize Me
The Resize Me app can be customized to quickly adjust the size of your photos with a single click. Using this tool, you can crop, rotate, and set your pictures as wallpaper. Want to add your personal watermark? Then you’re in for a treat, as Resize Me enables you to do just that!
5. Pixlr Express
Why is Pixlr Express one of the most popular photo editing apps out there? Because it has numerous features and offers more than 600 special effects for easy editing. If you want to do some advanced editing, with Pixlr Express you can adjust the contrast and brightness of your photos, you can work on the colors of the images and, also, remove the red-eye effect.
This free app helps you resize multiple pictures at once. It allows you to choose between a fixed and a variable aspect ratio. Want to give it a go?
Even if it doesn’t compress pictures, this free app resizes and crops your original image, creating a great result. The only downside is that you have to share the picture on social media directly, without saving it on your phone.
Do you want to change the width and height of your photo however you like? Then Image Shrink Lite might be the app you’re looking for! You can, also, keep or remove your GPS data, EXIF tags and other information regarding the moment the photo was taken.
Are you an emoji lover? This app helps you give life to your photos by adding emojis, funny effects, blur effect, stickers and…you guessed, filters! Do you want to make your pictures square-sized? Are you a fan of collages and frames? Then this picture editor will make your day!
Resize, compress, filter, change colors…in one word, play with your photos as you please, without leaving the comfort of your smartphone! If this is what you seek, then we hope this list makes choosing the perfect apps for your needs a bit easier.
Dev Bhatt is the head of digital marketing at OnlyMobiles. He is a tech enthusiast and loves to review and write about gadgets of all sorts – smartphones, tablets, or any electronics, for that matter. He’s always the first to check what’s new on the market and to share his findings with his readers. Dev’s goal is to help people make informed decisions when buying electronic devices. Apart from his love for gadgets, Dev is an avid gamer that lives to travel.