Photos taken with the phone’s camera may be wider than 1000 pixels. To set your favorite image as an Instagram, WhatsApp or Facebook DP, you may have to resize it manually. Apart from social media apps, there are 100s of other websites and apps that allow users to upload images of fixed size only.
Why developers don’t add resize option to their applications? The code that resizes the images uses a large amount of CPU. To make sure that the performance of the application doesn’t suffer from this, websites don’t provide a resize option.
Resizing not only changes the dimensions but also reduces its size. Imagine you’ve saved 1000s of pictures on the phone. If you resize all the pictures, you’ll free heaps of storage memory.
Here’s the list of best free image resizer apps for the Android operating system:
Not all images on the phone or MicroSD card are large. To make sure you don’t end up wasting your time in resizing a small picture, PC displays the size of the image on the thumbnail when you’re browsing the gallery so that you identify and choose unoptimized photos only.
Once you select photos, PC will display an option to adjust the quality. The app will do its job when you tap the “Start Compress” button. Users can configure PC to ignore the pictures of specific sizes and delete the original image after compression. The app doesn’t have advertisements. It lets you work with pictures saved in certain folders. Its size is just 1.4 megabytes.Download PC
Photo Resizer HD
PRH is one of the best tools on our list. It works in two modes – batch and normal. Before optimizing the photos, you can configure PRH to save images to a folder of your choice and remove/preserve its EXIF data while processing the photo. PRH enables users to set the format and the quality of the resized photos. It allows you to sharpen, crop, flip, rotate the image.Download from Play Store
Farluner’s Picture Resizer
FPR is a free application that allows you to change the dimensions of one or multiple images at a time. It provides an option to select one of the following dimensions:
- 240 x 320, 384 x 512, 480 x 640
- 720 x 960, 600 x 800,768 x 1024
- 1024 x 1365, 1200 x 1600 and many more.
Once Farluner resizes the picture, it displays the new size of the image, an option to rename the picture & overwrite the older picture with the newer one. FPR lets users specify the folder where it should save the resized images. It also allows users to share the images on other apps. It displays ads when you’re not using it in offline mode.
Quality: The quality of the picture is reduced slightly if you resize a large picture into a smaller one.Download from Play Store
No Crop Pic
NCP is a free app that provides 400 smileys which you can use to make your picture look more interesting, funny, etc. It also offers 150+ attractive background patterns and a text inserter tool. NCP allows users to crop, rotate and resize images for free. No Crop Pic is a larger app compared to FPR but it offers more features.Download NCP
Also see: Best photo editing apps
Compress Image Size
If you’re searching for a lightweight app that will reduce the size of your photos without making them look dull or ugly, try CIS. The application works like a charm but it doesn’t support batch operations. You’ll have to manually choose a picture and resize click on the “Start” button several times until you’re done.Download CIS
Want to upload square shaped images on Instagram, FB, etc? Try Square Pic. Although SP is a small application, it provides 10 different tools which include a collage maker, cropper, brightness/contrast adjuster. Square Pic enables to change the layout of the picture. You can fit an image into the layout by pinching the screen. SP has an option to add a color background and border to the photo. It ships with around 20 filters and 50 stickers.Download from Play Store