Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder

Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 63 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    168,433
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 13, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    495
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Duplicate images can take up a lot of space on your hard drive, but identifying and deleting them can be a major hassle. Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder promises to make this process easier, and it does, to some extent. Depending on the number of duplicates you have, this may or may not be the program for you.

The program's interface is attractive and intuitive. Users simply select the folders they want to scan for duplicates and then click the Start Search button. Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder scanned our hard drive quickly and then displayed the results as a list of file names, with duplicates listed side by side. A preview pane let us visually compare each set of images, and a similarity rating let us know exactly how similar the program found the images to be. This part of the program worked great; it was fast, and the results were thorough and accurate. The problem came when it was time to start deleting images. There's no way to delete them in batches, and if you're working with a large number of duplicates, it can get quite tedious to delete them one at a time. That said, those who don't mind deleting each duplicate individually will find little to complain about with Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder; the program works great otherwise. We also liked the fact that it supports JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP images. A Help file would have been nice, but it's not really necessary; anyone with basic computer literacy will be able to figure it out without problems.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 25 votes

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    • 4 star 7
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    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.2

    out of 63 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 14
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3 stars

"Works very fast"

November 06, 2011  |  By PETERJ1

 |  Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.0.1

Pros

very fast sorter, highly accurate

Cons

my computer (Vista) would not let e delete some found duplicate while in program. Deleting required individual permission outside the program.

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3 stars

"Fast and accurate, but limited"

October 04, 2012

 |  Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.0.1

Pros

Very fast and accurate! Great for finding duplicates!

Fast: It scanned an image archive with over 9,000 images in over 700 directories in just a few minutes and turned up over 1,000 matches. I was very impressed.

Accurate: Does a good job matching up a small thumbnail with its larger companion image, and even does a good job matching images of different formats with different levels of detail loss (ie: it'll match up a high resolution 1MB+ PNG24 with a low-resolution 10KB GIF thumbnail of the same image).

Cons

Managing duplicates is a painful, tedious process.

Let's say you found 1,000 duplicate images in your search, as I did. Instead of being able to select all of the 100% match duplicates and delete them all with one click, I had the miserable experience of having to manually delete EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. Sigh. That process took me 20-30 minutes. Really? That meant I had to go down a list of 1,000+ duplicates, click the delete icon for each one, and then confirm the delete in a pop-up dialog for each one. Really!? Even with keyboard shortcuts this was painful.

If there's feature that absolutely should be added, it would be a way to mass-delete all selected matches quickly and painlessly.

Summary

Despite the painful con I mention above, this is a great tool for weeding duplicates from your photo archive. I'd been amassing images for years in mine, and knew there were duplicates, but never knew how to address the problem. This great little tool helped me get there. After deleting duplicates, if you end up with blank directories, you should grab another tool that will help you find blank directories and delete them, as this tool won't do that.

But despite Awesome's limits on duplicate image management, I'd recommend it. Hopefully it improves over time.

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5 stars

"Very pleased, perfect for my needs"

August 10, 2012  |  By ahwahneeliz

 |  Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.0.1

Pros

Download and install were quick and flawless.
Found all the files, even those with several dupes.
Able to preview each pic including file name and size.
Allows file renaming in window.
Allows selection for various levels of similarity checking.
Choose a directory and it will scan sub-directories automatically.
I was able to begin reviewing and tagging files even while ADPF was scanning directories,

Cons

A little slow to respond, but considering the work it was doing, understandable.

Summary

I recently backed up my laptop and another computer onto a third. I'm into genealogy and had over 30,000 files of ancestors and grave markers. I felt I needed to view the files one by one, rather than have the program make these decisions for me because of file size differences, notes, etc. Because of this, multi-delete limitations listed by others were not of a concern to me. It did take a while to go through, file by file, but I would have had to do that anyway. I am extremely pleased. I can't imagine having had to search and compare any other way.

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4 stars

"Does what it says, but no more"

July 27, 2012  |  By hlintrup

 |  Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.0.1

Pros

Scanned 14.397 photos on my machine with no crashes.
Displays all necessary info for each comparison.
Shows similarity as a percentage.

Cons

No batch delete for duplicates of 100 % (or within a range).
Can't save the state for large result sets (i.e. thousands of duplicates to be reviewed).
Not possible to delete both photos in a comparison or rotate photos.
No keyboard shortcuts!

Summary

Handy app for smaller tasks.
Cumbersome to use with thousands of photos.

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4 stars

"Does exactly what it promises"

May 30, 2012  |  By yellowflag75

 |  Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.0.1

Pros

- two windows to eachother for good compare
- under picture is the size of it to delete the one with lower quality
- you can sort on similarity percentage

Cons

- after exact match, you have to click the next in line instead of moving down with cursor
- sometimes bit slow, than accelerates again and slows again
- no auto rotate pictures which are on side

Summary

very good, excellent for the job i did(comparing and deleting family pictures

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1 stars

"Good layout, but problematic..."

May 28, 2012  |  By BC_Animus

 |  Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.0.1

Pros

- Good clean easy to use UI.

Cons

- Does not seem to work with large number of files, with constant crashes and memory problems.

Summary

Unfortunately I find that the software is pretty much unable to deal with more than a few dozen pictures at a time - even with 16GB of RAM every time I try to use this I run into out of memory problems and application crashing errors, making this pretty much useless for large collection of pictures.

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5 stars

"The best I found so far"

May 22, 2012  |  By Mindstyle06

 |  Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.0.1

Pros

- Pretty fast at its job
- Finds resized images of an image
- Gives a preview of images under consideration with file size so that you know what image is it and what you are deleting
- Gives a percentage of similarity, which may not be much use but still good to have it than nothing.
- You don't HAVE to delete the duplicates, you can move them to another folder.
- Its free.

Cons

- User settings are very limited.
- Results can not be filtered on the file size.

Summary

Let me be honest, I don't give anything more than 4 stars unless its just superb. This program IS superb but lost a half star to its cons. Before using this program, I tried Picasa's experimental feature and VisiPics which is recommended all over the internet but found out this program and dupueguruPE. VisiPics is very slow and I had difficulty with comparing the results. dupeguruPE gave me very few results. VisiPics gave me a few more than dupeguruPE and this one gave me maximum results. The results are NOT crap and they were indeed duplicates or resized files (I had tons of them which I had completely forgotten).

Other reviewer have expressed dissatisfaction or more shortcomings but I STRONGLY recommend you to give it a try. If it doesn't fit your bill, you haven't wasted too much of time and processor cycles.

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2 stars

"It is a Program, Be very Careful."

April 17, 2012  |  By dark4ajaguar

 |  Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.0.1

Pros

Doesn't use too much Computer Power, can slow you down if you have thousands of pictures. Small, Effective, Basic Single Task Program.
It works great But,,,,<<<<

Cons

>The deleted photos often did not go to the Recycling<
>>>It displays 2 same pictures, but search file name, and they are actually different. <<<
Easy to delete family pictures forever because the program lied.


It helped me to delete allot of my home photos.
>>> This is Bad <<<
It shows Pics side by side and their file name and size.
It loaded many pictures that showed up as the same image, but when I checked the file name, they were 100% different.

Summary

It is a very effective program, but it does not display the images correctly, making it possible to delete precious pictures forever.

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4 stars

"pretty good"

April 10, 2012  |  By borden

 |  Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.0.1

Pros

nicely laid out, does the job well

Cons

takes some gettig used to the degree of similarity percentage

Summary

like it

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1 stars

"Pure Garbage"

March 22, 2012  |  By Box134

 |  Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.0.1

Pros

Easy to uninstall.

Cons

Matches pictures that are 13% similar. What use is that?
No preference setting.

Summary

I wonder if someone is having a joke. This software is USELESS because it matches pictures that are only marginally similar. To be any good at all, the user should be able to set a percentage similarity that will create a match. I don't know if this is someone's first attempt at writing software, all I can tell you is it's CRAP.

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1 stars

"why not get Auslogics duplicate file finder"

March 21, 2012  |  By Nuenue83

 |  Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.0.1

Pros

Not only does it find all photo duplicates but other files too.

Cons

Only seeks duplicate photo files.

Summary

Havent downloaded this program because i think its a waste if it only seeks out photo duplicates when Auslogics program found 460 other duplicate files!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.1
Version 1.0.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Duplicate Finder
Publisher web site http://www.duplicate-finder.com
Release Date March 12, 2011
Date Added March 13, 2011
Version 1.0.1
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.24MB
File Name awesome_photo_finder.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 168,433
Downloads Last Week 495
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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