If you’ve ever spent an entire flight deleting old photos to make room for new ones, this is the one app you need to download before your next trip. It’s called Avast Photo Space, and it made its App store debut yesterday.
This new photo storage app shrinks 7 GBs of photos down to only 1 GB, without compromising the quality of your pictures.
According to a survey of 5,211 people across the globe, more than half of iOS users have phones with 16 GBs or less—and just as many have encountered storage issues. The survey also indicated that 19 percent of users attempt to solve the problem by deleting photos from their mobile devices.
To save people from the headache of a storage shortage (and having to play eeny meeny miney moe with favorite vacation pics) Avast Photo Space uploads the high-quality version of your images to the cloud, while replacing those on your device with a smaller, lower-quality file.
The result? You still have offline access to every single one of your pictures, while greatly increasing the size of your available memory.
“Users shouldn’t have to choose between freeing space and keeping old photos,” said the app’s president of mobile, Gagan Singh. Now, you don’t even have to choose between keeping your photos or paying a premium for additional memory.
As an added bonus, the app doesn’t force users to use iCloud or a specific cloud service. Instead, you can choose between free cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive.
The free program is currently only available for iOS devices, though Android-equipped phones can use Avast Cleanup to optimize storage.