Finding duplicate photos on large photo galleries?

In summary: There are several duplicate photo finder software available. Google is one of the best free duplicate photo finder software.
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I was wondering if there is there any kind of program that identifies duplicate photos in large galleries saved on your computer?

I've got several galleries that contain more than 1,000 photos and I'd like to delete any and all duplicates.

It's extremely difficult to do this manually.
 
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how do you name and catalog your photos ?

for example ... I own 5 or 6 digital cameras
each camera has its own folder with subfolders for month and year ...

fotofolders.JPG


Ohhh OK 9 digital cameras ;)

individual files are dated yyyymmdd(photo number) eg 20141212(0015) for files that I edit there will often be a description name that follows
I'm moving away from that a lot, specially with the Canon 5D3 and I make use of Lightroom and its keyword abilities. Its a great way to be able to find pics across many folders with a common theme :)

All the original pic's from the cameras are in those folders you see in the file tree
The only duplicates of them are the backups on other drives
NEVER alter your originals.
If your camera can produce RAW files ALWAYS use that option if it can do RAW + JPG great
There's only rare times when JPG is the only mode you may want to use ... namely when shooting high speed multiple frames ... eg sports /action events

back to your original Q, I don't know of any specific software for finding dupe's if they have been renamed differently
hence why I always keep the date and pic number assoc with each image ... makes it easy to find copies of same file

sorry not a direct answer for you, but hopefully it will help in future when you get into a good labelling system :)

Dave
 
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These photos were not taken with a camera, but rather JPEG's saved from websites like twitter, facebook, etc..
 
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ElliotSmith said:
Does it visually scan each photo to find duplicates, or does it do it by name?
Not sure exactly how as I don't use them. Try one and see how it works.
 

1. How can I find duplicate photos on a large photo gallery?

There are a few different methods you can use to find duplicate photos on a large photo gallery. One option is to use a duplicate photo finder software, which can scan your entire gallery and identify duplicate images based on their file names, sizes, and other characteristics. Another option is to manually compare photos within the gallery and delete any duplicates you find.

2. Is there a way to automatically delete duplicate photos on a large photo gallery?

Yes, there are duplicate photo finder software programs that have the option to automatically delete duplicates. However, it is recommended to review the identified duplicates before deleting them to ensure no valuable photos are accidentally deleted.

3. How do I prevent duplicate photos from being added to my large photo gallery?

To prevent duplicate photos from being added to your gallery, you can establish a naming convention for your photos and consistently follow it. This can help avoid creating multiple versions of the same photo with slightly different file names. Additionally, regularly organizing and decluttering your photo gallery can also prevent duplicates from accumulating.

4. Will finding duplicate photos affect the quality of my photos?

No, finding duplicate photos will not affect the quality of your photos. The duplicate photo finder software only identifies and removes duplicate files, without altering the original photos in any way.

5. Can I find duplicate photos on a cloud-based photo gallery?

Yes, you can find duplicate photos on a cloud-based photo gallery. Many duplicate photo finder software programs offer the option to scan and detect duplicates on cloud storage platforms such as Google Drive or Dropbox. However, the process may take longer depending on the speed of your internet connection.

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