Best duplicate digital photo finder that's free on Windows

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Bill Davies, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Bill Davies

    Bill Davies Guest

    Is there better Windows freeware for finding duplicate digital photographs?

    Currently I use VisiPics V1.30 but I was wondering if there's better
    software for finding duplicate photographs of different file sizes and CRC

    I think VisiPics heuristically compares photographs but does not look at
    the EXIF data. Is there a better free duplicate JPEG finder out there?
    Bill Davies, Dec 8, 2008
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    Johnw Guest

    Bill Davies explained :
    No idea if it's the best.

    Duplicate Cleaner
    Johnw, Dec 8, 2008
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    hummingbird Guest

    I have a copy of Duplicate Detector v3.201 ("Dup Detector")
    and have used it for this. It has adjustable levels of heuristic
    analysis. Obviously trial/error is necessary using settings.

    Here's a link to v3.1 but I suggest you look for a later version:

    It might also be available thru
    hummingbird, Dec 8, 2008
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    Bill Davies Guest

    Duplicate Cleaner works great but NOT for photographs (except exact CRC
    matches or filename or filesize matches).

    The only special file type Duplicate Cleaner handles is MP3 files because
    it looks at the ID3 tags.

    But Duplicate Cleaner does not look at JPEG EXIF tags so it's not a
    specialized duplicate photo finder like VisiPics is which uses heruristics,
    I think, to locate similar photo files.
    Bill Davies, Dec 8, 2008
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    Susan Bugher Guest

    I recommend Dup Detector too - I use and like it. Softpedia has an older
    version. Get the last Freeware version here:

    Program: Dup Detector (Pricelessware 2008)
    Company: Prismatic Software
    Author: William L. Hunt
    Windows 95; 98; NT; ME; 2000; XP; (Vista)
    Ware: (Freeware) LFW (v 3.201+ (2005-10-24))
    (731 KB) (MD5: 9B3283734909C0CA319E4C41D65161C2)
    (Re "v 3.201+": the author forgot to change the version number when he
    created the final version.)

    FYI more image duplicate detectors that have been mentioned in ACF are
    listed here:

    Posted to alt.comp.freeware
    Search alt.comp.freeware (or read it online):
    Pricelessware & ACF:
    Pricelessware: (not maintained)
    Susan Bugher, Dec 8, 2008
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    Thip Guest

    I use DupPicFinder:
    Thip, Dec 9, 2008
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    Apr 5, 2009
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    Duplicate Image Finder

    MindGems provides the best duplicate file finders.
    There are the free Fast Duplicate File Finder, Audio Dedupe and Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder.

    Please look for them on google as I can not post links.

    allancass, May 23, 2010
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    abcd.123, Jan 7, 2012
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    Nov 2, 2012
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    Try this!!

    Well, I will suggest that you try Duplicate Files Deleter. You can carefully decide which drives you want to be scanned for duplicate files and also specify file types. this makes the job easier. After the scan is complete, you are free to decide what you want to do with the duplicate files. Thank you :)
    ketlin2, Nov 2, 2012
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