How To Delete Duplicate Photos

Dear Computer Lady,

Over the years, I have inadvertently downloaded many of the same photos several times into PhotoShop. I am looking for a method to delete these duplicate photos.

I see software offered on the net that says it will do that. Do you have any recommendation for software or perhaps a suggestion how I can accomplish that?

I would greatly appreciate your help.

Thank you, Lester

Dear Lester,

I have not personally used any of these software programs, but have found a couple that look promising.

Duplicate images finder is an open source program at:

Duplicate images finder can search through your photos and identify duplicates not only by file name, but also by finding photos that look alike. It looks like it takes a while to run, but the results might be worth waiting for.

DuplicatePhoto Cleaner is another program at:

You can download and install a trial version of DuplicatePhoto Cleaner and scan as many folders as you want. The trial version will allow you to delete up to 10 duplicate groups before requiring you purchase the program to continue.

Both of these programs work outside of photoshop, you will need to run the scans directly in the folders containing your photos.

Please let me know if you have success with either of these programs.



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