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Resize and Compress Photos on Mobile Phones with Free Android Apps

Photograph after compression
Samyak Lalit | June 8, 2017 (Last update: January 28, 2021)

Samyak Lalit is an Indian author and disability rights activist. He is the principal author and founder of projects like TechWelkin, WeCapable, Viklangta, Kavita Kosh among many others.

Gone are the days when a selective set of people were avid photographers and loved to click photos. These days anybody and everybody is into photography. Thanks to the smartphones that come with excellent built-in camera. People are ever ready to click selfies, landscapes, nature et al.  The built-in high-resolution cameras produce large sized pictures. I mean size in MBs, and it is mostly a source of concern while sharing photos on social networking sites or on chatting apps. It is difficult to upload heavy photos using slow Internet connections and also it uses a lot of mobile data. However, quite a few effective Android apps are available to help you resize your photos without losing quality.

I will list a few apps that effectively resize photos. However, as a user you have to decide on the app that best meets your requirement.

Photo Compress 2.0

Photo Compress 2.0 is a free app and you can download it from Play Store, and the good news is that it is an ad free app.

Use this app if you want to compress your large pictures into smaller sized pictures without compromising on the picture quality. Besides compressing, you can also resize and crop the images as required. It is a simple and easy to use app with intuitive options. You can share the compressed or resized photos right from the app. If for some reason you are not satisfied with the changes made, you can always Reset Changes and try out the compression or resize using different values.

Photograph after compression

The image above is the compressed version. Check the original image below. Do you think there is a difference in the quality? You are unable to decide, right? Well this could be the app that you are looking for! Go for it.

Original photograph before compression

After resizing, compressing or cropping the photo you can save it with a new or original name and Exit the app.  Alternatively, you can replace the edited photo with the original photo or automatically save in a separate Photo Compress folder.

Resize Multiple Photos in Your Mobile

To compress or resize multiple photos:

  1. Go to the phone’s photo gallery or to the app that allows you to select and share multiple photos.
  2. Select the photos and share them with Photo Compress.
  3. Now open the Photo Compress app and resize or compress the photos as required.

This app also includes a well-documented online help. With the free app, you can use the multiple resize for 10 photos only but there is no limit for the pro version available for $0.99. There is no limit for the multiple compression. The pro version also allows you to keep EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) data.

Photo and Picture Resizer

This free app from the Play Store resizes the pictures and reduces the size and crops. This app also ensure that there no or only little loss of the picture quality. I found this app to be good because it did what I wanted to do with my pictures.  I wanted to resize my photo displayed below of 1920 x 2560 – 1.1 MB to a lesser size for sharing.

Original photo of the room

I resized the image to 768 x 1024 and the size was reduced to 124 KB without any change in the resolution. Check out the resultant resized photo below to help you decide whether it meets your requirement.

resizing photograph in the app

The resized photo saves automatically in the Gallery under the PhotoResizer folder. The app supports batch conversion as well. This free app includes non-intrusive ads, to avoid them you can opt for an in-app purchase.

Reduce Photo Size

This free app from the Play Store does not compress the pictures but resizes them to reduce the byte size of the picture. The resized image result is excellent but the drawback is that you can only share the resized images over social media but not save them on your phone. It does not support batch resizing either, so exiting the app to select a photo each time can sometimes be challenging.

Besides the above-mentioned popular apps, there are quite a few other apps too that you can download from the Play Store, like Image Resizer, Resize MyPix, Quick ImageResizer etc. I have come across mixed reviews about these apps but have not used them. If I do, I would definitely share the experience. Alternatively, if you guys have used these apps, please do share the details with us.

Should you have any question on this topic, please feel free to ask in the comments section. We, at TechWelkin and our reader community will try to assist you. Thank you for using TechWelkin!


One response to “Resize and Compress Photos on Mobile Phones with Free Android Apps”

  1. Thomas O'Dell Jervey says:

    Photo Compress 2.0 seems to have been made for Android as it existed in 2016. It does not run on current versions.

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