Photos Duplicate Cleaner

Developer: Systweak Software

Current Version: 1.7

Last Updated: 8 months ago

Download Size: 7.1 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.

What’s Special?
• 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.


Release Notes:

Minor bug fixes and improvements.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.7
Review by xJ3R3MYx

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!

Found helpful by 17 out of 18 people
Version 1.5.0
Review by Sadanapanda

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.

Found helpful by 69 out of 69 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.7
Review by Human 11

Works pretty well. Filters Need a Tweak - I downloaded and tried the app which worked pretty well. It took a minute to play with the interface to understand what I was doing, then it was pretty straight forward. So not bad. I used it to find dupes in my folders and then my library. The interface allows a quick comparison of duplicates along with the data of the selected photo making the review a little easier. There are preferences for filter selections which are set up pretty well, save for the one I wanted to change. It defaults to keeping the lastest copy of the photo. I wanted to keep the earliest. Unchecking the filter didn’t do that. It continued to choose the latest. Fortunately, you can command-click on multiple photos and right click on the group to mass unmark and mark to reverse this. I didn’t have a large group of photos that I was working with, but if I did, this could have become tedious. Other than that, it worked well and had a nice set of directions that popped up at the end to help locate the duplicates in Photos that were isolated for deletion.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 1.7
Review by PFjellman

Good app with critical flaw - This app was good at finding duplicates and quite fast considering the size of my photo library. It found over 3,800 duplicate images. However, scrolling through them is agonizingly slow, even on a new 5K iMac with max specs. The thumbnails are just placeholders and don't cache in until the scrolling stops, so it feels very laggy. I could live with this, but the BIG problem is that I get about 1/10th of the way down the list, making sure they are in fact duplicates, and then the program crashes. POOF. This has happened every time I try to use it. I could just trust it, mark all, and hit delete. But of course I have that nagging neccessity to look at the images and be sure they are in fact duplicates. Anyway, I expect these are just some cacheing and memory leak issues. If they could speed up the loading of image thumbnails and prevent crashing, this is a five star app. Unfortunately for now, unusable for me, and possible others with large (~50,000 image) libraries.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
Version 1.7
Review by DebKre

Works quickly & well - This free app was easy to install and quickly found almost 400 duplicates in my 11k photos. I went through them carefully because a couple included some photos I had recently edited & were not exact duplicates, in my opinion. But, for the most part, this app saved my a lot of time and effort and was very easy to use. It had good step-by-step instructions. Im very happy to have freed up some disc space.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.7
Review by on-d-go

Saved me a lot of squinting - This tool is an absolute must if you have a photo library of a reasonable size. I was pretty sure I had nailed down all the duplicates, but as it turned out, there were some that were of different names and in different folders. And this tool found, showed them to me, and had an auto-delete option that took care of deleting the duplicate ones. Neat!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.7
Review by Gander666

Works quickly, and seems solid - Having my photos library begin with the purchase of my first digital camera in 2003, and morph across every version of iPhoto until I pretty much broke iPhoto with my library size, then migrating to Aperture that was far more robust, until support for Aperture died, and finally into Photos, it can be easily said that my library is a mess. One weird quirk was that when moving from iPhoto to Aperture, the albums often duplicated images, leading to a shed-load of duplicates. I had manually fixed a lot of this, but gave up the Sisyphean task as too tedius. Photos Duplicate Cleaner came in and quickly found the pile of ducplicates, and made it trivial to cleanse them from my library. And it is free.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people