ADD For iPhoto

Developer: Blue Pill Software Ltd.

Current Version: 3.4.5

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 1.6 MB - Download


Do you use iPhoto on your mac for your photos and images? Do you have duplicate images sitting in your library? Enter ADD For iPhoto. It is designed to work with iPhoto '11 (version 9.3) and will scan your library for duplicates that have accumulated over time and waste hard drive space.

ADD for iPhoto was designed from the ground up to be safe. Safe with respect to your images and the iPhoto library. ADD uses only approved Apple APIs. It communicates directly with iPhoto in order to get its job done; guaranteeing that there will be no “funny business”. We have not reverse engineered the iPhoto database in order to achieve our goals. We certainly had the option to do that; but decided it was too risky of a proposition given that the structure changes with almost every update to iPhoto. The APIs on the other hand have remained stable. The bottom line is that ADD for iPhoto is the safest way available to remove duplicates from your library.

ADD for iPhoto will never delete anything with its default settings. Detected duplicates are simply tagged with keywords. They are: •ADD Unique •ADD Processed •Date Duplicate •Filename Duplicate •Hash Duplicate •Hash Original •Hash [x] Set:[] •ADD Similar [x]

√ Full Library Scanning
√ Scan a selection of images
√ Finds absolute duplicates and potential duplicates.
√ Find visually similar images with Auto-ImageIQ
√ ImageIQ a selection of images to find visually similar pictures.
√ Many Advanced Options
√ Ultimate in safety. ADD For iPhoto only uses iPhoto APIs to do its job.

√ Get organized!
√ Save space.
√ Speed up iPhoto.

When processing is complete, check your keywords for Hash Duplicate, Date Duplicate, or Filename Duplicate. . . . If you've used ImageIQ look for "ADD Similar 0" through to "ADD Similar 8".

Basic usage guidelines are available at our support website. There is also a tutorial on what to do once ADD for iPhoto has finished its job.

It certainly makes the chore of de-duping easier.

ADD For iPhoto REQUIRES iPhoto '11 (Version 9.0 or greater).


Release Notes:

Bug fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.3
Review by eyebytes

It works… sloooowwly - On my early 2008 Macbook Pro running iPhoto 9 this software works, but at a snail's pace. I did a small batch at first, just as a test, and even finding duplicates 70 images took over 5 minutes to process. I'm running a batch now that contains all of my photos from 2010 (about 4500 pictures), and it started at 8am this morning and it's at about 70% complete now at at 5pm. I still have about 10,000 more pictures to process, and I don't look forward to the long wait. That said... this application is cheap, and it does what I want it t do. I just wish is was a bit faster.

Found helpful by 14 out of 14 people
Version 3.1.1
Review by lantern314

Not automatic enough - After an incident where I had to rebuild my iPhoto library I had many duplicates or triplicates. I got this to help with the process of removing them. The biggest problem was, every few photos it would tell me I needed to click on a button to allow it access to a file. It eventually stalled out and didn't finish the job.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.4.5
Review by gretas

Rip Off - Although I know I have hundreds of duplicates, this app found none, but kept pushing other app add ons to find duplicates. A total waste of time and money.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people