Reduce for Windows Phone compresses your photos but keeps the quality

Reduce for Windows Phone compresses your photos but keeps the quality
In the Windows Phone Store is a dandy app for photographers called Reduce. No, it won't make heavyset photographers thin. But what it will do is compress your JPEGs by as much as 80%. That saves you a ton of storage space. And on a device without a microSD slot, Reduce is like manna from Heaven. With this app installed, you will be able to take 2-4 times the number of pictures than you would be able to snap and store without this app.

While Reduce compresses your photos, it won't degrade the quality of your snapshots. And while we haven't mentioned it yet, Reduce is a free download although you are offered in-app purchases to make. Once you install the app, you will have the opportunity to buy photo compression packages for 100, 300 or 1000 photos.

You can use Reduce on any handset running Windows Phone 8.1, and this includes some of the outstanding camera-centric models like the Nokia Lumia 1020 and its 41MP PureView snapper, or the Nokia Lumia 930 with its 20MP camera. And there is the 8.7MP camera on the Nokia Lumia 928. With an aperture of f/2.0, the camera takes great photos under low-light conditions.

You can download the app by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: Reduce (WindowsPhone) via WMPoweruser



1. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Tell that to the photography buffs, lol

15. waddup121 unregistered

cool cool

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Anyone knows the Android/iOS equivalent of this app?

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Dont know really I use PS if I need this kind of feature.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5804; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I use original for Google Photos auto-backup But there's an option for "high quality" where it compresses your photo "without losing quality" It seems to work very well, here's a thread discussing it You could upload, and redownload your photos Google should add their compression feature to their Photo apps' editor iCloud also has a similar compression feature (can't remember how well it works, probably similar) As for equivalent apps (I haven't actually tried these)

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

thats a lenghty procedure Vince... it works good with not much loss in quality but a dedicated app like Reduce is much better to have... I hope they will bring Reduce to play store

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5804; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, that's why I said: "Google should add their compression feature to their Photo apps' editor" i.e. so you can select images and compress them straight away, without having to do upload/download Yea, hopefully this one does come to the Play Store But there's already plenty of similar apps on the Play Store (or AppStore) e.g.

12. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Doesn't iTunes already do this? Please correct me if I'm wrong here. All I know is that the equivalent amount of photos on my galaxy S5 is a lot more than what it is on my iPhone

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5804; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Both iCloud and Google Photos give you the option to choose quality you want to back up your photos Either original quality, which counts towards your total storage allowance Or "high quality", which is where it compresses it "without losing quality" (unlimited for Google Photos, I can't remember if its also unlimited for iCloud, I don't think so) Its also because your S5 has a higher resolution camera (16MP vs 8MP, which is 2x), which means the photos will be larger in size

3. gaming64 unregistered

I recently got an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.3 and it runs like a beauty. The build quality is superior than the iPhone 6 Plus/iPhone 6. The camera isn't even bad for an 8 MP camera. Even when you zoom, you would barely see any degrade in the photo. Keyboard also is a beauty. The screen is absolutely gorgeous even for a 4" screen. Just like what Apple said, retina display allows you to use your phone without noticing individual pixels. Note: Retina Display is a marketing term whereas no individual pixel can be noticed on screen.

5. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

This has nothing to do with the article...

6. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

please keep your marketing away bro... apple is not going to give you a commission on the sale of each ip5... now ip5/5s are good phones with current price tag... But and a BIG BUT, before it was overly priced, lowly specd midrange phone(Like all apple phones are)... Now come to the article please, Alan is there any equal app in play store? Reduce sounds to be a great App

11. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

What happened to you? Why the sudden marketing in the comment sections?

10. epdm2be

Posts: 830; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"Reduce is a free... to buy photo compression packages for 100, 300 or 1000 photos" That's not free. That's ransomware :-( A scheme to sell data-storage (or in this case data-services). I reckon the decompression algorithm is also "free" and requires the same "opportunity to buy photo compression packages for 100, 300 or 1000 photos." :-( Morons

13. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Should make one for these unshareable videos on Windows Phone

14. material

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

They Bought the 'Middle Out' Algorithm from Pied Piper Co.

16. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Until we see what compression algorithm they use, I think its false advertisement that they say we reduce the size without losing quality. If it's a lossy codec. Then quality is lost. And if it's a lossless codec. That can squeeze down to 80% of actual size without throwing any information away, then I think that would be called magic.

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