Developer: Gwinno Software, Inc.

Current Version: 3.2.0

Last Updated: 24 days ago

Download Size: 19.9 MB - Download


*** The brand-new version with a bunch of unique features and improvements ***

PhotoSweeper is a fast, precise & super efficient tool to eliminate similar or duplicate photos even in huge photo collections. It works with photos from Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, PhaseOne Capture One and Adobe Lightroom libraries as well as photos from your hard drives and external storages.

“Swift, easy to use, thorough, analyzes specific libraries, can search according to various criteria, offers choices in photo handling” TheNextWeb
"PhotoSweeper packs a powerful punch in de-cluttering any size collection. 9/10" Mac.AppStorm
"PhotoSweeper is a simple and efficient utility for organizing photos. 4.5/5" Macworld
"The interface is a breeze to use. 9/10" MacNews
"I do like this app, it works really well and under the hood is written to utilize the abilities of your Mac." MacTricksAndTips

PhotoSweeper will help you if:

• You take a series of shots of the same scene trying to get the perfect one.
• You edit photos with software like Photoshop, Pixelmator etc., and make backups just in case.
• You have photos scattered on external hard drives and local disks, in Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture or Lightroom libraries.
• You have a mess in your photo collection or just want to free disk space by removing junk photos.


• Easy search of photos
Just drag and drop folders from your Mac to allow PhotoSweeper to find all photos inside. Add more photos from your Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, Capture One or Lightroom library via the Media Browser window.

• Flexible comparison settings
Powerful multi-settings to easily find duplicates, similar photos, series of shots. The app finds duplicate photos, even those edited in external programs such Photoshop, regardless of image size or format.

• “Side to Side” comparison
Find duplicates between two groups of photos while ignoring those inside each group. It allow you to compare the contents of two folders with each other or find similar photos to a single image.

• High speed and quality
PhotoSweeper was developed as a tool for extremely fast comparison of a huge number of photos. Cutting-edge technologies and unique algorithms make searching duplicates incredibly fast and gives excellent comparison results.

• Efficiency
You can regroup the results without re-comparing photos by changing matching level with a slider. Using caches makes the next comparison much faster.

• Marking duplicates automatically
Mark photos you want to get rid of manually, or use the "Auto Mark" feature to mark duplicates automatically based on the list of rules you can adjust to your needs in the Preferences.

• Comfortable viewing results
PhotoSweeper provides 3 modes for reviewing results: “One by One”, ”Face-to-Face" - one or two large photos with an opportunity to mark a photo with just a click, “All in One“ - all groups of duplicates in one list.

• Great photo browsing
PhotoSweeper also serves as an up-to-date photo browser with a built-in search of photos by metadata, Quick Look preview, the "Info" panel with a detailed photo description, including histogram and image metadata (EXIF, IPTC etc.).

A comprehensive user manual is available on our site:


Release Notes:

+ Added compatibility with Lightroom Classic.
+ Made PhotoSweeper even more awesome by fixing issues reported by our customers.

We would like to thank all users who participated in development and improvement of PhotoSweeper.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 0
Review by Ramatsu

The only one worth getting - Actually, I may not have tried *every* other solution, but none of the others I’ve tried came even close to Photosweeper. I threw a 160Gb Aperture library at it and it didn’t blink. WIth the library on an SSHD, it was amazingly fast at finding - for all practical purposes - all the duplicates. A few minutes, really. (Expect a much longer process if using a disk drive instead of SSHD, but that’s nothing that any program can cut down for you.) At least one of the other popular solutions out there marks duplicates but doesn’t let you see them side by side with all the info you need to make decisions, which Photosweeper does. You can also just let it go to town and delete based on your criteria after you’ve tightened it up enough to feel that you can trust the results. (Pretty important when trying to merge and purge a bunch of old iPhoto/Aperture libraries with about an 80% overlap, like I needed to do.) A lifesaver. Actually, it’s saved the recorded history of everyone in my family, so that’s a bunch of lives.

Found helpful by 20 out of 21 people
Version 2.0.3
Review by whabib

Doesn’t work with Photos - Kind of weird that this was promoted just as Photos came out, which would lead you to believe it woks with Photos (and in fact it strongly implies it does in their tutorial). It doesn’t, which makes it sort of useless at this point, so I’d strongly recommend waiting on this purchase, or at least get a trial version and see if will work on your target photo collection first.

Found helpful by 8 out of 11 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.2.0
Review by Adam B in MA

Great for cleaning Google Photos duplicates - I was a user of Picasa Web, Apple Photos and Google Photos and eventually had lots of duplicates show up in my Google Photos account. I was able to install Google Backup and Sync to synchronize all of my Google Photos account onto my harddrive. Then I used this great program to scan my Google Photos folder on my harddrive to find the duplicates. I was able to tweak it to just the right amount of similarity detection such that I was able to go through tens of thousands of images, using PhotoSweeper, in about two hours. I removed about a few thousand duplicates, which I never could or would have done manually. This program worked great!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.2.0
Review by mprx60

Never worked - This new update is just like the past updates, it does not work. It seems it worked for 41 people , but not for 3. I have 900,000 photos, which span, 20 years. 12 hours into the process, its still loading, and it seems when the screen goes out it stops working. I do not late my mac sleep. So when 18 hours is past and its still only 1/4 of the way loaded. This version like the others is a fail. You can’t trust it will handle the photos correctly. IPhoto was not Apples greatest program/app. It handles photos without any send of intelligence. This app, attempts to fix that, but again, never seems to work. Maybe if you have 100 photos, it works, but I have 900,000 and thats seems to be to many. Tech support does not reply. Hence , this review.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.2.0
Review by mythrenegade

Simply stellar - We had photos on three different computers. A couple of years ago I consolidated all of them to one computer, but the process created a huge number of duplicates. With 70,000 photos in the library, this was a problem. Enter photosweeper. Using the strictest possible settings it removed 3500 duplicates in a matter of minutes. Now I can relax the settings and find the similar photos with different names, different sizes, etc. This process takes longer because it requires my involvement, but it’s still vastly better than doing it by hand. If you have a lot of photos to sort through, this app is a massive timesaver. This app is totally worth the money. Bravo!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people