The Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder

Organizing photo gallery is a very daunting work. No matter how good you made it. There will be duplications ended up there eventually. That’s why a nice tool like the Duplicate Photo Finder is very much needed and could be useful and a huge time saver.

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It’s a free tool that has a very easy-to-use user interface with a strong search mechanism that finds duplicate photos based on their similarities. The main features of the tool include:

  • Extremely simple user interface
  • Finds similar or exact duplicate photos
  • Search through the following image types: JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF
  • Able to compare pictures that was resized or pictures with corrected colors (black and white photos etc.)
  • Add multiple folders or drives for scanning
  • Works with network drives and removable devices (USB etc.)
  • Support moving and deleting of duplicate photos.

It also has a portable version that doesn’t require installation process and additional DLLs to work with. You can save it in your toolbox and use it on any of your computers.

Using the tool is fairly straightforward. Launch the tool, add the folders using the big + button and click Start Search button to start the search process to find the duplicate photos in the selected folders. It could take a while to finish the search process, depending on how many photos found in the folder.

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Once finished, all discovered duplicated photos will be listed inside the tool that you can go through. On each highlighted photo, you can move it, preview it or delete it. Unfortunately, I don’t seem to be able to find a way to bulk delete. It would be nice if the tool had this feature built in.

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In the Settings window, you can select which types of pictures to scan, options to delete, or set to only search for 100% identical pictures.

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Verdict

If you have a lot of duplicate photos in your photo gallery and want to get rid of them to save your disk space, Duplicate Photo Finder is the tool that you should be using. The only complaint I have is that I wish I can bulk delete duplications inside the tool.

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 05/14/2016

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