While the increasing superiority of smartphone cameras is great, they can be a double-edged sword. Sure, we get great images that are crystal clear, but at what price? Storage space on your devices ends up paying the price for this luxury, filling up quickly due to the high-quality images and their grotesquely large size.
Not only that, but most photo editing applications only make it worse. Adding a few filters, changing the hue/saturation, or adding some text across the picture can all increase the size of each image, filling up your phone's storage space in the blink of an eye.
Image Optimizer uses two different techniques to optimize your images:
- It compresses all of your photos with a slight and mostly unnoticeable quality loss (to free up the largest amount of space), or...
- Optimizes your image while retaining the original quality (saves less space).
You can choose the quality and optimization levels in the settings, with the ability to support both JPEG and PNG files. The app also saves all your EXIF data so that the original date, time, location, and other information remains intact.
Image Optimizer is free to download from Google Play. Know of any other great space saving apps? Let us know in the comments below.
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