Highly Effective iPhone Clean & Clear App Now Supports Compressing Photos for iPhones; Often a Users’ Best Solution to Restore Enough Storage Space for an iOS 8 Update

VANCOUVER, October 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — SafeEraser – a desktop software that keeps iDevices clean, secure and optimized today announced an update which offers users the ability to significantly reduce the size of photos on their iDevices. Using an advanced photo recompressing technology, the popular software from Wondershare enables users to free up valuable space on their iDevices without affecting their photos’ perceptual quality. SafeEraser is also the world’s first application to support downsizing photos for iPhones.

As measured by the Apple App Store earlier this month, only 47% of actively used iDevices are running iOS 8. Half of the iDevices have not updated to iOS 8. The iOS 8 update requires nearly 5 GB storage depending on the iDevice model. Updating to the latest iOS 8 over the cloud can be difficult especially for those with only 16GB of storage space. 5 GB means a big chunk of photos, videos, music and apps. Therefore, in order to install iOS 8, most people have to delete their photos, apps, music and more to make room for the upgrade. In which, photos usually account for the majority of the space taken.

“Data from SafeEraser’s large base of users has shown that the average number of photos users store in their iPhones’ camera roll can be around 700-800, the total size can amount to about 1.68 G or more”, said Dreamy Zhao, Product Manager of SafeEraser.

“Not to mention snap shot addicts who love to take photos anywhere and everywhere with their iPhones. Not only does a large photo library cause the pain of having to delete something for users, their iPhone becomes slow too. SafeEraser saves the day by offering a technique to compress to the maximum extent possible by removing redundancies and abandoning the parts of the photo data that most users don’t care about anyway.”

To help with this situation, SafeEraser is capable of reducing the file size of JPEG photos taken by iDevices by up to 4X, or 75% reduction on size while the resulting photos are visually identical to the original photos. A JPEG encoding algorithm is adopted in SafeEraser to imitate the perceptual qualities of the human visual system to determine the maximum amount of compression which can be applied to each individual photo without loss of quality.

Users can now compress all the photos taken by an iDevice in one-click and automatically downsize the iPhoto camera roll’s size by up to 75%. Meanwhile, an intact backup of the original photos will be saved on PC for future hi-res use.

Benefits of SafeEraser’s photo compress feature at a glance:

  • Free up valuable space on iDevices, perfect for those who want to update their iDevice to iOS 8 but don’t have enough free space.
  • Downsize thousands of photos taken by iDevice’s default camera to a reasonable size in one-click, users can upload photos to the cloud, share photos to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr etc. much faster without comprising quality, and actually increase the quality of the photo sharing.
  • Save a copy of the original photos in the PC for future hi-res use.
  • Store more photos both in their iDevices and in their online photo accounts after applying the photo compression.

No. of the Camera Roll Photos

Before Compression

After Compression

750 photos


425MB (1.2GB saved)

1000 photos


573MB (1.68GB saved)

2000 photos


1.12GB (3.36GB saved)

Pricing and Availability

Wondershare SafeEraser for Win Version 3.2.0 is available for $39.95 from the Wondershare online store. Its Mac counterpart will be available with the photo compression feature in the near future.

Users can downsize 100 photos for free with the free trial version from the Wondershare website now.

Learn more about Wondershare’s entire lineup of award winning mobile, multi-media, business productivity, PDF, and system utility software products at Wondershare.com.

About Wondershare

Wondershare, an IDG invested company, is an innovative software developer dedicated to delivering the very best in software products and services to the worldwide consumer and business market segments. Wondershare has branch offices in Canada, China and Japan. Wondershare has been honored as Deloitte Tech Fast 500 Asia Pacific and China 50 for three consecutive years and Forbes Business Potential of China for two consecutive years. For more information about Wondershare and its products, please visit www.wondershare.com.

Wondershare is a registered trademark of Wondershare Software Co., Ltd. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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