Aside from endless battery life, what most users always wish for is to have enough storage space in their smartphones. Enter PhotoShrinker, the app that lets you free up some space on your Android or iOS device. It does this by compressing image files up to a tenth of their original size, allowing your smartphone more room for movies, videos, music files, games, apps, and many more.
Don't worry -- the compressed photos in your smartphone still look the same and will remain shareable, especially to social media sites like Instagram, Facebook,and Twitter. The only difference is that the pictures on your smartphone will not take as much storage space as before.
The introduction of PhotoShrinker could not be more impeccably timed, especially for iOS users. Recent information seems to suggest that upgrading from iOS 7 to iOS 8 has been slower than expected. Apple has disclosed that only 56 percent of iOS users have upgraded to iOS 8, and that percentage has only risen by 4 percent since the last month (compare that with the release of iOS 7, which managed an adoption rate of 78 percent at the highest). The possible reason: upgrading to iOS 8 (via over-the-air updates) requires users to free up a lot of space in their devices. They will have to remove a lot of data and who knows how many apps just to make room.
This is where PhotoShrinker comes in. Some apps let you browse your image library quickly, selecting which photos to delete or keep. With PhotoShrinker, you never need to delete anything -- the app lets you shrink your entire image library instead.
The app is very easy to use too. After installation is complete, you can launch the app and then either do the shrinking per individual photo, or just opt to select all photos and compress them all at once. You then confirm the compression and PhotoShrinker will automatically save the compressed images in your Camera Roll.
However, it should be noted that after the compression, the original photos will be deleted. So if you need to print high-quality copies of some photos, make sure you don't compress them. One suggestion is to uncheck these photos after selecting all items in your image library.
Also, on iOS, deleted originals are transferred to the Recently Deleted album. These are automatically erased by your device after 30 days. However, on Android, the originals are instantly deleted when you compress them using PhotoShrinker. So make sure you know which originals to keep before you use the app.
The PhotoShrinker app comes in two versions. The first version is free but limits users to 500 photos at a time and comes with banner ads. The second version is the paid version, which removes the limitations as well as the ads.
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