If you take a look at the size of photos in your iPhone’s Camera Roll, you are sure to notice that a lot of file sizes are in MBs. While this might not appear to be too much at first glance, even a 1MB file can appear to be very large if you are using your data connection to share it. Apart from that, iOS almost always has trouble when it comes to sharing relatively large photos via MMS. There is no way of knowing the size of the image being sent beforehand, and if it exceeds your carrier limit, you might end up inadvertently sending multiple MMS. Thanks to the jailbreak community, there is now an easy solution to that problem. Small4MMS is a Cydia tweak that compresses photos in your jailbroken iPhone or iPad, trimming them down to standard MMS size (less than 100 kB in most cases). The tweak saves the compressed photos as new copies of existing ones, so you don’t have to worry about irreversibly altering photos in your iPhone.
Internet has become a vast community that, just a few decades ago, not many had thought would turn into what it is now. You can instantly communicate with friends, family, coworkers, acquaintances, professionals and even strangers on social media, VoIP or IM apps, approach your clients online without actually meeting them, exchange emails with your colleagues, play games, and do a bunch of other stuff you like. Among the many advantages internet provides, sharing photos is probably one used by a vast majority - even those who don't use many other online services. But sometimes, sharing photos can become quite a tedious task due to image size limitation of the photo sharing or file transfer service that you employ or even worse, if your monthly internet data cap is already dipping in the lows. That’s where tools like VJC come to rescue because if you can’t share the original file, why not just compress it first? Read More
With all the high-resolution cameras out there these days, most of the images we capture are in resolutions much higher than our display devices. Having a 2560p image to view on a 720p or 1080p screen does not offer any benefit when it comes to the picture quality, and having many such images can consume significantly high amounts of storage space. Image resizing is also very important if need to frequently upload images online, because larger images take more time to upload and consume more space on the server. Moreover, people visiting your website will have to wait longer for the images to be properly loaded and displayed. SendTo-Convert lets you quickly resize multiple images from the 'Send to' option in the right-click menu or via drag and drop, based on a profile you can configure. Read More
Everyone knows that if you want to compress your photos before sharing, there has to be some compromise on quality. JPEGmini is a service that seemingly defies this norm and compresses images without causing any degradation in quality as seen from the human eye. While you can transfer photos from iPhone to your computer and then use JPEGmini, the developers behind the service offer their own beamr app for users who want to batch share photos in full resolution right from iOS devices. beamr shares images in a magazine-like interface, and the recipients can download all the photos in a particular album in high definition. The app has sharing options that include email, Facebook and Twitter. beamr also solves the longstanding problem of the stock Mail app’s lack of support for multiple attachments in a single message. Read More
Whenever it comes to file compression, most people believe the notion that the process would result in loss of quality in some manner. Well, this is not always the case. There is a whole variety of file optimization tools that perform the said function via thoughtfully designed compression engines. For instance, some of them let you reduce the PNG file size whilst keeping the degree of pixel loss to minimum, such as our previously covered PNGGauntlet. And then, there are those that optimally compress a PDF without compromising (much) on its quality. The real nuisance, however, is to find a separate tool for each file type. Wouldn’t it be better if you could resize, well, most of the file extensions using a single software? FileOptimizer does exactly that. It is a lossless file resizing and optimization utility that can reduce file size of a number of popular formats pertaining to images, audio files, PDF, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, EPUP, Adobe AIR documents and more. The list of supported file extensions is huge, and includes the likes of AIR, APK, APNG, BMP, DOCX, APPX, CBZ, EXE, DLL, EPUB, GIF, GZ, JPEG, MP3, PPTX, ODT, PUB, SCR, SWF, OGG, and I’m just getting started! Read More