There is definitely no shortage of duplicate file finders for the Windows operating system. Most of the programs on the other hand are complicated to use which may confuse or irritate some users. Other programs may use comparison methods that may not be sufficient for your tasks, for instance if only names are checked and not file sizes or hashes.
Duplicate Photo Finder is a comfortable and easy to use application to find and manage duplicate images stored on the PC.
The interface of the application can be best described as minimalistic but sufficient for most users. You start with the selection of one of three available comparison methods at the top. Duplicate Photo Finder supports comparison by file sizes or file hashes.
The first option compares files by size only which is less reliable than the two other options which compare using hashes. The difference between the two hash comparison algorithms is that the first includes EXIF differences while the second excludes them).
You need to select two folders that you want to compare with each other. It is possible to select the same folder if you want the program to compare files found in a single folder on your system.
Once selected click on the compare photos now button to get started. The scan may take some time depending on the number of pictures that are stored in the selected folder structure.
Note: the program won't go through the folder structure recursively. If you are making use of many subfolders, it may not be the right program for you as you need to scan each folder individually then.
All duplicate images that are found in the process are displayed in a listing at the bottom of the screen. The interesting option here is that it is possible to select them to display both photos next to each other in the interface so that you can analyze all images that have been detected as duplicates before you decide whether you want to delete or keep them.
The program offers controls to delete some or all of the duplicate images at once. Duplicate Photo Finder is handy software program for the Windows operating system. It requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 and runs fine on 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows. Downloads are available at the homepage of the developer.
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