Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder

Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 61 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.1
File Size:
1.24MB
Date Added:
October 19, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
162,532
Downloads Last Week:
885
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.2

    out of 61 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 19
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 13
  • Current Version:

    2.8

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 7
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  • 4 stars

    "Does its job"

    April 15, 2014   |   By FullerxspectruM

    Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.1

    Pros

    1. Searchs images, despite file size/resolution
    2. Works as advertised

    Cons

    1. One imageset at a time
    ....That's it.

    Summary

    The malware these reviews speak of is from the CNET Downloader and not from this program's installer. Direct Download is your friend.

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  • 1 stars

    "awesome? awesome my... butt!"

    January 30, 2014   |   By shockblast187

    Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.1

    Pros

    it showed the images in comparison very large.

    Cons

    something that was no where near 100% a match, it was saying it was. it was either search for any dupe or 100%, nothing in between. it was the slowest dupe finder i had ever used. no other detail was mentioned besides location. no date, no size, nothing else.

    Summary

    i understand that this was a free program, but i felt cheated somehow

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  • 1 stars

    "Installs MALWARE! Do not use!"

    January 19, 2014   |   By jkmacr

    Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.1

    Pros

    App itself seems to work well

    Cons

    As noted by others and shame on me for missing the comments, the app installs the Search Conduit search redirection malware, taking over whatever browser you are using.
    Not the worst of malware, but a PITA to get rid of it. I used Malwarebytes and it did the job quickly.

    Shame on CNET for offering this software on their site!

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent simple tool"

    November 17, 2013   |   By Psychodad149

    Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.1

    Pros

    Intuitive interface, good accuracy

    Cons

    Can't save results; erratic accuracy below 100% similarity

    Summary

    #1 issue -- it would be very nice if this had a saveable log file so you could go back and sort through photos at your leisure. I have a MASSIVE photo collection, it took 12+ hours to sort through it, and at one point I accidentally close it! Had to run it all over again. Be VERY nice to have a simple Notepad file to refer back to.

    #2 - While this is highly accurate discovering 100% duplicates, after that the accuracy falls off and can be quite problematical. I found virtual duplicates which were only 1 or 2 kb off in size and were basically slightly cropped from larger pics,and this was showing them down in 5% similarity! Other pics, which were not related at all but would show similar subject matter, were showing anywhere between 2 and 3% on up to 40 or 50%, with little relation to apparent similarity to the eye and the calculated %. As I say, not so much a problem if all you're looking for are exact duplicates, but if you want to purge out near-dupes you really have to look at everything it gives you.

    3 - I have a hard time believing people are getting actual malware/viruses off of here. If you don't want toolbars etc., watch very carefully what the downloader/installer is doing! It DOES ask if you want to install toolbars and crap, which I do NOT like, but dealing with those is the cost of free stuff! If you're getting actual viruses/Trojans, then you need a better antivirus/firewall.

    4 - Bottom line, a winner. Simple and effective. Free.

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  • 1 stars

    "***Installed MALWARE, SPYWARE, and SEARCH HIJACK"

    October 15, 2013   |   By frank_f9

    Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.1

    Pros

    Used it briefly and it seemed to work well. I like the picture matching percentages provided based upon content.

    Cons

    Installed Conduit, KEYBAR, MALWARE and search hijacking. This is inexcusable. Corrupted my IE, FIREFOX, and CHROME setups.
    **Worst of all is that it was moderately difficult to remove.

    Summary

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD. I SPENT HOURS REMOVING SPYWARE AND MALWARE FROM MY PC AFTER INSTALLING.

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  • 4 stars

    "Outstanding Utility"

    September 29, 2013   |   By herrythomas709

    Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.1

    Pros

    Very handy wizard and helps to find duplicate graphics files on system.

    Cons

    The whole process is time consuming to display similarity pictures.

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  • 2 stars

    "Conduit Virus - Search.conduit.com Redirect Malware"

    May 05, 2013   |   By az23

    Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.1

    Pros

    The program itself works good.

    Cons

    Installs the "Conduit Virus - Search.conduit.com Redirect Malware", took me half an hour to get it of my system (I hope). This is the site I used to uninstall http://botcrawl.com/how-to-remove-conduit-search-malware/

    Summary



    Updated on May 5, 2013

    It's backkkkk !!! I'm at a lost, tried IObit Malware Fighter, Norton, MS Install/Uninstall, and IE Options. Still here. Looks like if I want to get rid of it I will either have to reinstall IE (which don't think it'll help) or take it to a pro to remove. :-(

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  • 5 stars

    "No email or other contact"

    April 07, 2013   |   By sramtenno

    Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.1

    Pros

    Matches the name quite well
    No malware or viruses that I've ever seen

    Cons

    No way to contact the creator from the webpage.

    The system freezes up with a repeating error code that requires the use of the task manager if you move the last matches instead of deleting one of them.

    Summary

    Excellent product!!

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  • 4 stars

    "Does the job."

    March 08, 2013   |   By bbpeters

    Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.1

    Pros

    Quickly finds duplicate and similar photos, presents them for you to compare and act on.

    Cons

    Only presents two at a time, so if there are 5 copies you deal with them in subsets. Does not present them in any order, such as always having the largest file size on one side of the screen. This makes comparing and selecting a bit more time consuming. It also asks you to confirm each deletion, another extra step when doing many deletions.

    Summary

    Does a good job with some annoying interface glitches. Like another reviewer, I would be willing to pay for an upgrade that corrects these.

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  • 4 stars

    "This thing is very fast and seems very accurate"

    March 05, 2013   |   By seamorob

    Version: Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder 1.1

    Pros

    very fast
    accurate
    user interface is good

    Cons

    none yet as far as I can tell

    Summary

    I like this one a lot and the price is free!

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