FreeImage crazy slow on Android


I’m wondering why FreeImage would be so slow. There are two instances where it’s incredibly slow. I’m trying to load an image into memory and FreeImage takes upwards of two seconds on a new Nexus 5X. Then I’m also trying to save an FBO to an image file, and FreeImage takes 8 seconds. At first I thought nothing of it, but I decided to try and do my image compilation using ffmpeg on android and it takes under 3 seconds to load two images, overlay them, and then produce the final output. Is there anyway at all to improve the speed of FreeImage on Android?