3 Best Apps to Reduce Photo File Size on Android Devices

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When we buy another smartphone, we make our decision by taking different factors into consideration. One such factor is the camera, because we take a ton of pictures. However, unlike the past, smartphones today, feature high resolution cameras, which produce photographs that are in MBs. Now that might not sound like an issue but it indeed is, particularly when you are sharing photographs in bulk on WhatsApp or Facebook. Sharing numerous high resolution photographs take up a lot of your bandwidth and these photographs also take up a ton of storage on your phone. Thus, it’s no surprise, if you are looking for applications to reduce photograph file size.

There are some awesome applications that reduce photograph size on Android and we have tested their resizing abilities with a photo of size 4.6 MB (4048 x 3036 pixels), taken from the Google Pixel. You can check out the full size original photograph on Imgur or the resized however unadulterated photo below:


Presently, we have utilized the applications listed below to compress or resize the photo. We kept a check on the size that was cut down while additionally checking if there was any quality loss. We have additionally posted the resulting photograph from the additionally below, so that you can take a look for yourself. So, with no further ado, here are the 3 best apps to reduce photo size on Android:

1. Photo Compress 2.0

Unlike different applications that reduce the photograph size by simply resizing the photo, Photo Compress 2.0 gives you to compress a photo to reduce file size. The application brings you different compress qualities to choose from like low, medium and high. You can just pick one quality and hit the compress button to see the size difference. For example, we set the compress quality to low, which reduced the photograph size from 4.6 MB to 1.16 MBwhile maintaining the 4048x1536p resolution, which is really incredible.

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When it comes to the quality, there was almost no difference at all between the compressed and the original photo, which is extraordinary. Photo Compress 2.0 also gives you to resize, crop and resize numerous photographs. The application is also accessible in a Pro version, which gives you to keep EXIF data of photos and brings you more alternatives.

Install: (FreePro $0.99)

2. Reduce Photo Size

While the application is dubbed “Reduce Photo Size”, it doesn’t compress photographs and instead resizes it to reduce the size of photographs. The application provides a lot of resolutions to choose from or you could just go ahead and set a custom resolution. However, it does reduce the file size of photographs pretty well. We reduced our photo to 2024x1518p and the size of the photograph was 677 KB, which is incredible. Additionally, the photograph looks almost the same as the original.



Other than photograph resizing and size reduction, the application gives you to crop photographs or rotate them. The application is accessible for free version but includes non-intrusive ads.


Install: (Free)

3. Photo & Picture Resizer

As the name recommends, Photo & Picture Resizer reduces the size of a photograph by resizing the photo. Like the Reduce Photo Size app, the highly popular application offers you different dimensions to choose from, while also telling you the percentage reduction in various dimensions. For example, we reduced our photo to 2024x1518p and it reduced the size of the photo to 1.1 MB, which ought to be good sufficient. The application also lets you pick a custom size for a photo and crop the photo as well. The quality of the resized photos remains the same and chances are, you won’t see any difference.

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It’s accessible for free but includes non-intrusive ads, but you can remove them through an in-app purchase.

Install: (Free with in-app purchases)

Try these Apps to Reduce Photo Size or Compress Them

There are numerous other apps that reduce photo file size but we find the aforementioned three the best out of the lot. So, if you want to compress images or reduce size of photos, these are the apps to install on your Android smartphone.


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Venkatesan Prabu

Venkatesan Prabu

Wikitechy Founder, Author, International Speaker, and Job Consultant. My role as the CEO of Wikitechy, I help businesses build their next generation digital platforms and help with their product innovation and growth strategy. I'm a frequent speaker at tech conferences and events.