Developer: Gwinno Software, Inc.

Current Version: 3.0.3

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 17.7 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:

The brand-new version with a bunch of unique features and improvements:
+ NEW: Side to Side mode – in PhotoSweeper ONLY! – compare two folders or media libraries, or find similar photos to selected images.
+ NEW: Restore Last Session option – continue from where you stopped last time.
+ NEW: Touch Bar support for the new MacBook Pro.
+ Significant improvement of memory usage and overall performance.
+ Usability improved – immediate access to any comparison mode from the new startup screen, simplified workflow at every stage.
+ Fresh app icon – enjoy new version of the familiar brand.
+ Numerous fixes and improvements: PhotoSweeper has been redesigned in many areas literally from scratch to bring you more power & simplicity in less time.


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 3.0.3
Review by Brooklyngirl8

PhotoSweeper saved my digital life - I have been struggling for years with how to handle old iPhotos libraries that crashed, hard copies of pictures I had scanned and all the digital life that photos have and seem to catch up without us know or with us knowingly enabling the mess. I have tried to do things manually and gave up. I tried to write a script through Automator with no luck and I have tried the odd suggestions from friends and people in the same boat but was never able to find the one thing that can easily locate my duplicates and make sense of the mess that I had created. Well look no further… PhotoSweeper does it all. I had over 194,000 images and many of them were duplicates, triplicates, Octuplets you name it and I had it. I worked with Adam Reyna (who is AMAZING) at Apple to help me rebuild my broken iMac and then when we had exhausted all options for an easy fix I gave Jon at the Overmacs team a shout and he worked for several days with me on how to load the libraries and odd folders and get them sorted. My first goal was to eliminate any duplicates, keeping the important Metadata. My next goal will be to find series of shots based on a specific intervals and eliminate blurry pictures or photos that are not worth keeping. PhotoSweeper has the ability to work with your pictures no matter how many or how few and based on the perameters you set for your search, it will get it done in minutes or seconds. Having access to assistance is wonderful for me because I am not a reader of instructions when they get down into the complicated stuff. I will say they do have good instructions but there are a few glitches they need to tweak such as PhotoSweeper still referring to iPhoto instead of Photos when deciding to finally delete my duplicated images. Overmacs would benefit strongly from hiring someone who has the ability to understand the application inside and out and write a simple set of easy to follow instruction (with pictures) that can keep up with how fast updates and such come out. But aside from that I am so happy to be a PhotoSweeper customer and if you are a digital mess as I was look for further for your savior.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 3.0.3
Review by Oilywax

Exactly what I wanted - This program compares same pictures in multiple formats. This is exactly what I was looking for. It allows me to make several versions of a picture, then compare them and delet the one(s) I don’t want. It’s perfect for my needs. Love the side-by-side comparison of the pictures. I would recommend it.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.0.3
Review by LastSlash

Easy to use and effective - There have been continual improvements in this program to make comparing photos easier and getting the junk out of your Photos library more efficient. They have paid attention to the details and you will be able to get up to speed quickly in removing redundant photos and reclaming tons of space.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.0.3
Review by CoffeeFein

Unbelievable!!! - I’m not one to write reviews, but PhotoSweeper deserves an excellent review! I’ve been looking for a great software for a long time, (trying out about 10 or more), and I could never find something that did the job. Well, PhotoSweeper did the job right, and it’s worth the $10. The trial version will prove it! It’s easy to use, has perfect manuals and step-by-step instructions, and youtube videos to show you more about the software. It found and deleted 1,163 duplicate photos, saving 4.5 GB in no time. You have control of selection through not selecting auto-mark or let the software do the work and select through auto-mark. You can also view the photos before removing, and then after sending to the trash you can review them. All photos are time/date stamped, and preferences allows you to select specific auto-mark selection criteria. You can find exact photos or similar photos, which is perfect when looking for burst photos. Overall, I highly suggest PhotoSweeper!!!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.0.3
Review by Rparmig

Good application - I think it is difficult to use only becuase I am not certian where all these photos i have accumulated over the years are actually located.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people