Photos Duplicate Cleaner
Developer: Systweak Software
Current Version: 1.8
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Download Size: 8.1 MB - Download
Photos Duplicate Cleaner minimizes the tedious efforts used for searching your entire system for duplicate photos. Instead of searching your Mac manually for duplicates, select a particular folder and let this cleaner do its work. As a result, you’ll save ample of space on your Mac. Photos Duplicate Cleaner creates groups of duplicate photos so that it is easy to find out the number of occurrences of similar photos and clean selected duplicates. All copies of a photo are deleted except the original one. This can save you invaluable disk space not just on your Mac but even on any external storage device.
Photos Duplicate Cleaner works on:
• Pictures that are exactly the same regardless of their names.
• Duplicate photos on any external storage device.
• Multiple copies created of a photograph.
• User friendly interface.
• No manual efforts required to search and delete duplicates in a folder.
• Recover up to gigabytes of disk space by cleaning all duplicate photos.
• One-click cleaner feature saves you time.
• You can select or unselect groups of duplicate photos before cleaning them.
Bug fixes and few improvements.
Most Helpful Reviews
Great, from someone who is pretty critical - I’m a software engineer myself, so I’m pretty picky about my applications. (Yeah, I know that sounds elitist, but I’m trying to make a point…). I don’t often rate apps, since I don’t have full confidence in the rating process — lots of ‘fixed’ reviews. Anyhow, when I do come across a great app, though, I need to talk it up. This one’s the latter. It does what it says it does, is super fast, light weight and easy to use. If I need to make a critique, it’s that I HATE popups on load, which tell me about BETTER software I can buy. It pretty much says “Hey, sucker — you just wasted your time searching for and downloading a good looking app, because here’s something better!” Sort of dings my ego, I s’pose. Insead, might I suggest that you put a link in the menu with a flow such as: “Like this app? Check out our others!” Since I do like your app, I’ll gladly check out your others. Anyhow, for those looking for a basic de-duper, this one is A-OK. To those whining about the strange process to delete dupes from Mac Photos/iPhoto, I can attest that this is a minor inconvenience, necessary due to the complex way Apple designed that app and its folder structure. The fact that this app can process an i/Photo/s library is FANTASTIC, and totally worth the extra 60 seconds it takes to read the screen and do what it tells you. Great job, Systweak Software!
Photos Duplicate Cleaner doesn’t work for Photos - I got all excited by the multitudinous 5~star reviews and installed the app before scrolling down and reading the sad truth: this app does not work for Photos, which is where my iPhoto library was migrated to as of today, April 12, 2015, once I updated Yosemite. It appears to work for iPhoto…too bad I didn’t know to do the clean~up BEFORE updating my OS. I really hope I can find something else to do the tedious work of deleting duplicates for me.
More Reviews for Current Version
Does the job as promised - I downloaded the newest version and ran it on my Photos library with over 65,000 photos. The program found over 3,000 duplicates, which were easily and successfully deleted. An earlier reviewer described a glitch where the program wouldn’t delete the duplicates, but that appears to be fixed. If you follow the instructions exactly as the program tells you, then it simply deletes the duplicate files. What a timesaver!!
Holy Cow, this works perfectly - Bottomline: This app is legit and it’s free and simple to use. I recently uploaded thousands of pictures into iCloud from numerous different sources. I knew there were duplicates but going through thousands of pictures isn’t really a viable option. This software successfully scanned my library, identified duplicates, and made it simple to select all duplicates at once and get them in position to be deleted from iCloud. I tried almost every app for iOS that claims to do this and not a single one worked as advertised. I wanted to get rid of REAL DUPLICATES, not pictures that are kinda sorta the same. This software is free, deleted actual duplcate photots, and did I mention free??
DO NOT BUY THIS APP!!! - This app worked once for one session of deletions of about 50 duplicates. After that it never deleted a duplicate again; every time I reran the program, the same duplicates I thought I had just deleted, kept coming back up. I finally decided to try the free 24/7 live help, and it was like calling into a sweatshop- it was so loud on the other end that i had to ask the customer service person to speak very loud into the microphone. We went through his process of fixing the situation, but hte situation never got fixed. Whats worse is that when i asked him to just refund my money, he did everyhting but help me accomplish that. He kept me on the phone EVEN SUGGESTED THAT I TRY ANOTHER DUPLICATE PHOTO REMOVING APP. But he wouldn’t just help me achieve a refund. I finally had to hang up on the guy. Now I have to figure out how to get refunded. DO NOT BUY THIS APP!!!
Worked fine on 50k+ library in minutes - cleared out about 3 gigabytes of duplicate images I had in a 53k size photo library - was surprisingly quick as well - I don’t normally bother to review things but was slightly scared of the 1 star reviews but it worked fine for me - recommended
Doesn't work; lousy tech support. Fugggetaboutit. - I downloaded (to my iMac runningfully updated software) bothPhotos Duplicate Cleaner and Duplicate Cleaner for iPhotos, and ran into the same problem for each. After the software successfully identified the duplicate photos, I could not execute the instruction for the last step in deleting them, because the dropdown for deleting duplicates would not appear in either Photos or iPhoto. I called customer support and they would not talk me through the problem without first extracting phone numbers and email address. Then they required authorization to access my computer, which I was unwilling to grant. So I’m out the cost of the upgrade, stuck with unusable software, and have given my contact information to a stranger. Great.