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#1 blizeH

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 19:14

Hi,

Between my iPhone, Dropbox, Photostream and also the ones I've manually copied across, I now have an enormous amount of duplicates. I'm trying to sort everything out, and have a new system which will help with all future photos, but for now it's a bit of a mess.

In particular I have around 1,000 photos on Dropbox, and I would like to remove *all* photos that are already in My Pictures, is that possible?

Also, it'd be fantastic to have some software that would search My Pictures for duplicates, show me both locations (ideally with thumbnails so I can confirm!) and then I can remove the duplicates that way too?

I've found some good software for duplicates, but nothing that'll let me compare two directories, nor with thumbnails... is there anything out there? :)

Thanks


#2 OP blizeH

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 14:39

Bump, anyone have any suggestions? Thanks :)

#3 +BudMan

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 15:27

here are 5 different ways

http://www.makeuseof...mputer-windows/

#4 OP blizeH

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 20:08

Many thanks Bud :) Looks like VisiPics is the best option then, though I'm quite like Picasa 3 too!

#5 moloko

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:03

I love Visipics and used it on my 20k plus collection of photos.

#6 Shiranui

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:16

If you are only concerned about the image FILES, then any of a number of duplicate file finders will suffice.
However, if you are talking about visual similarity (but with possibly different dimensions) then, yes, one more vote for visipics (helped trim my porn stash down nicely).