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Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder

$24.95
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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 45 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.2.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    42,665
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 09, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Delete-disabled); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    3.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    109
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder helps you root out duplicate images so you can remove them and subsequently save space on your hard drive. Rather than relying on file names or format to identify copies, this program compares images visually, and that leads to a more accurate analysis of what files may be duplicates.

Pros

Cross-format analysis: No matter what format your images are stored in, and particularly if they're in different formats in different places, this app can scan and compare them. It supports more than 400 file formats, including many from RAW camera files. So no matter why you wound up with duplicates, you'll be able to find and delete them.

Scan options: Each time you run a scan, you can choose to include images with smaller file sizes if the dimensions are equal, images with smaller dimensions, and images with smaller file sizes regardless of the dimensions, depending on what you're looking for and what kinds of images you'd like to remove. You can also search for certain file sizes and file extensions if you know more specifically what you're looking for.

Cons

Only manual selections: You can't use this app to automatically scan your whole computer. Instead, you have to enter specific folders or locations to scan, which may take some time if you're not sure where duplicate image files might be located.

Bottom Line

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder is an innovative program that can help you save space on your hard drive by eliminating unwanted duplicate photos. The visual approach it takes means that it can find duplicates other programs can't, as they may only look for duplicate file names. You can try this app for free, but you can't delete with the trial version, and only the first ten file names are displayed in the search results. Purchasing a full license costs $24.95.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 5.5.0.1.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Doing this manually would cost ages"

December 15, 2015  |  By daridari678

2015-12-15 05:55:01  |  By daridari678

 |  Version: Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 6.1.0.1

Pros

I was pointed to the free duplicate finder that this company provides and tried a bunch of the other tools they have - really impressive. I purchased this one and also the one for audio - I use them all the time - have not seen other tools that can mach the precision.

Cons

Don't miss any features.

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5 stars

"Fast and accurate"

December 15, 2015  |  By julia2233

2015-12-15 04:52:05  |  By julia2233

 |  Version: Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 6.1.0.1

Pros

This is the most accurate tool of all that I tested.

Cons

Nothing to mention - way better than any other tool.

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4 stars

"Fast search engine, supports JP2K"

November 06, 2015  |  By lgcharlot

2015-11-06 15:23:14  |  By lgcharlot

 |  Version: Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 6.1.0.1

Pros

Fast search engine, stable and reliable even on really huge photo archives, not a steep learning curve. Developer has been around for at least a decade, current version is v6, which indicates that this software is pretty mature and less likely to still be "buggy". Most important "Pro" is that this is one of very few Duplicate Image Finder programs that supports the less-popular image formats like JPEG2000. Can be configured to either Delete duplicates to the Recycle bin, or Move them to a different folder, which gives you a chance to change your mind before permanently deleting anything.

Cons

Not the cleanest, easiest to interpret user interface, but usable.

Summary

After an extensive search, I have failed to find any completely "free" Windows software for locating duplicate images by content similarity, that supports JPEG2000 and the other obscure, less popular file formats. This software supports the largest set of image file formats that I have found, bar none, and while I like freeware, I have nearly 10,000 JPEG2000 images in my 70,000 image collection, so shelling out the $25 for this software is probably my only viable option. NOTE: If you do in fact have a substantial inventory of JPEG2000 images, be prepared for the search to take a LONG time (hours, or even days if you have a terabyte of more of images on your hard drive). You are probably already aware of how slow JP2 files are for both reading and writing, but the good news is that the latest version of this software seems to have a pretty good JP2 algorithm; loading JP2's during the pre-processing stage of a duplicate search seems to be substantially faster than some of my other graphics software like IrfanView or PhotoShop. Anyway, if you do use JP2 for archival storage of digital photos, you have few software choices for a Duplicate Finder tool; at $25, this software isn't terribly expensive and it does work pretty good.

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1 stars

"Bunch of fake reviews!!!"

September 29, 2015  |  By ReviewerTracker

2015-09-29 21:19:36  |  By ReviewerTracker

 |  Version: Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 6.1.0.1

Pros

I don't know.

Cons

So I go through and look at a bunch of the reviews and check what other reviews the users have done. Interestingly many, if not all, have 4-5 reviews each. All done on the same day/user. All reviewing MindGems Software. All giving 5 stars. If that doesn't smell like the MindGems staff writing fake reviews I don't know what does.

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5 stars

"BIG Thank you for providing this tool."

April 05, 2015  |  By xyeaxl

2015-04-05 16:59:27  |  By xyeaxl

 |  Version: Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 5.6.0.1

Pros

This tool saved me months of work. I tried several others and was just about to give up as none of them worked and a friend of mine recommended this one. Believe me it has nothing to do with other similar tool - it is WAY ahead. Detection system is much more precise, the tool is much faster, the supported formats are much more...you name it...it is all there.
There is a free demo so you can see for yourself.

Cons

This field should not be mandatory - the tools is flawless for me.

Summary

If you have collected zillions of photos like me then this one will definitely do the job for you.

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5 stars

"Accurate and fast tool"

January 14, 2015  |  By yopokal

2015-01-14 14:56:15  |  By yopokal

 |  Version: Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 5.6.0.1

Pros

Many file formats, support for RAW, internal preview, image search, great design.

Cons

Works flawlessly - no issues so far.

Summary

This is great tool. As far as I read the comment from "michael.vanderveldt" it is absolute nonsense and does not provide any useful information. The answer to your nonsense is in your comment - this is a demo - it is designed to showcase the features of the tool - not to do a real job. If you want free stuff that do not work then install Linux, otherwise this tool is worth every penny I paid.

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1 stars

"Absolute Garbage"

January 08, 2015  |  By michael.vanderveldt

2015-01-08 21:43:02  |  By michael.vanderveldt

 |  Version: Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 5.6.0.1

Pros

Finds duplicate photos

Cons

Cannot delete or move duplicate photos

Cannot do literally anything with this software

Summary

The demo version is absolutely worthless. It only finds duplicate files, but does not tell you the name of the file nor does it allow you to delete or move them. I made an account on downloads.com JUST to give this product a bad review. It was not worth the time I spent on it. It was not worth the bandwidth I used to download it. I would have rather downloaded a trojan virus because It would provide more functionality than this terrible program. Please don't even give the developers a +1 to number of downloads. I hope they never work another project.

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5 stars

"Amazing tool - "must have" for media management"

December 04, 2014  |  By wilmajakes21

2014-12-04 19:09:17  |  By wilmajakes21

 |  Version: Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 5.6.0.1

Pros

Being able to find duplicates that may be saved in 400 different image formats is just amazing. No other tool is even close to such features.
Very accurate results.
Fast performance.

Cons

Nothing to remark here - great piece of software.

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5 stars

"Very accurate results compared to other tools"

November 17, 2014  |  By vdupqf

2014-11-17 00:58:39  |  By vdupqf

 |  Version: Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 5.6.0.1

Pros

This one does not rely on colors like other tools and does not list that much false positives - it performs a real image analysis indeed.
I was impressed by the results provided having tested a bunch of similar tools.

Cons

Nothing to complain about - I even think that this tool is rather cheap for the 300+ image formats that it supports.

Summary

Highly recommended.

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5 stars

"This tool is one on my favorites"

November 07, 2014  |  By TonyMcarter

2014-11-07 17:42:16  |  By TonyMcarter

 |  Version: Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 5.6.0.1

Pros

Since I ordered this one I have no problems with my photo library - the mess is OVER!
Keeps getting better in every version.

Cons

I do not have any complaints about this tool!

Summary

If you want to find similar and duplicate photos this one is for you. And yes nowadays these take a lot of space especially in RAW format.
So a single scan can save gigabytes of disk space.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.2.0.1
Version 6.2.0.1:
  • Added context menu for folders list that includes disable/enable self scan options and include/exclude from auto-check
  • Added context menu for folders list - Remove from list
  • Added new option "Automatically adjust preview images orientation"
  • Fixed: Preview window - does not reset zoom when switching to next image
  • Fixed: Folders panel could not be restored in rare cases
  • Fixed: Duplicates information above the grid was not updated correctly after search operation

General
Publisher MindGems
Publisher web site http://www.mindgems.com
Release Date February 09, 2016
Date Added February 09, 2016
Version 6.2.0.1
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.03MB
File Name VSDuplicateImageFinder.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 42,665
Downloads Last Week 109
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Delete-disabled
Price $24.95

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