If you want to send images from your iPhone, you’re faced by one of two choices: either scale it down and lose the detail, or else spend forever sending it — and maybe chew through half your data plan. A new app called Beamr aims to solve that using a compression algorithm called JPEGmini. JPEGmini’s been available on the Mac for about a year, and is able to shrink images by as much as 5x, without any obvious quality loss. Beamr brings that tech to iOS.
Beamr claims to keep your images at full size — 8MP, or even a 28MP panorama — but allow you to share them at much higher speeds, and using much less bandwidth, than normal. The app lets you pick out as many of your photos as you want, and then combine them into a “magazine” which you can share as a link on Facebook, Twitter, or via email. The generated link takes users to the website where they can see the images in all their huge glory, but taking up much less space.