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Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 6.4.0.1 Detects Similar Photos Even if Frames or Borders Are Added

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Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 6.4.0.1 Brings New Features For The Holidays – Find Similar Photos Even if Some Of Them Have Borders/Frames And The Others No

Two major new features are added to VSDIF – an option for detecting similar photos with borders/frames and an auto-check feature for selecting images with shorter file names.

Auto-check Images With Shorter File Names

The name of the feature is quite self-explanatory – it will mark the files with the shortest file names first leaving the one with the longest name unmarked. Some users prefer to rename their photos by adding descriptive file names and this feature helps exactly in such cases. One ca easily remove the files that are not renamed as those are usually with short file names generated automatically by the camera. VSDIF already has an option to auto-mark files with longer file names for cases where the user wants to remove duplicate copies that usually are named COPY (X) of….

Detect Similar Images With Solid Borders

While this new feature is not a miracle and it may fail with multi-color complex frames that alter the appearance of the image completely, it does quite a good job when the word comes for simple frames and borders. It comes handy also in cases where the photos are scanned – this process usually generates extra borders around the images. As this new feature is not resource-intensive it is enabled by default in the application settings. Though it will not make noticeable difference in terms of performance for medium-sized image libraries it can be turned off in the application settings if one intends to compare large quantities of photos that are known not to include borders. The feature also helps to detect images that are saved or captured from the web and usually include part of the background.

You can download the latest version demo here: Duplicate Photo Finder

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Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.9.0.1 – Greatly Improved Speed in “100% Equal Files” mode

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The 4.9.0.1 Update of Fast Duplicate File Finder Provides Even Faster Scan Without Compromising Precision

Fast Duplicate File Finder is the leading duplicate file finder tool on the market and provides accuracy, performance and plenty of features. While most duplicate finders compare MD5, CRC, size, dates, names and other unreliable properties in order to find duplicates FDFF guarantees faultless results. Fast Duplicate File Finder (FDFF) performs real byte-to-byte comparison and guarantees that the identified files are 100% duplicates.

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A list of all the new features can be found on the Duplicate File Finder’s What’s new page.

Greatly Improved Duplicate Finder Performance

The application performance and its precision are the two most important aspects of Fast Duplicate File Finder and MindGems continues to improve the tool in both aspects.

The scan speed in the “100% equal files” mode is greatly improved. The performance impact is most evident when comparing large files with different content.

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Added two new “After Scan” options – “Save project and display results” and “Save project and close application”

The “Save project and display results” and “Save project and close application” features are handy when performing a large scan and leaving the computer unattended. These features guarantee that the results will be saved even if a power failure occur and as a result the computer shuts down or restarts. The “After Scan” options are performed as the name suggests immediately after the scan process is completed.

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Create Web Photo Galleries For Free – Easy Web Gallery Builder 2.0.0.1 Is Released

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Easy Web Gallery Builder 2.0.0.1 Now Support Latest Windows Operating Systems – Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

Easy Web Gallery Builder creates dazzling HTML image galleries for online and offline viewing. It will not only generate the HTML code for the galleries, but also convert the images to a format supported by the web browsers and generate high quality thumbnails of the full-sized images in order to load faster and save bandwidth. The supported input image formats is huge (hundreds of image formats) and includes also camera RAW formats.

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Virtually all the settings of the gallery can be customized including titles, descriptions, colors, alignments, thumbnail sizes and many more. The watermarking feature can be used to add image or text watermark to every image.

Easy Web Gallery Builder is a highly customizable professional gallery building tool. A free version with some small limitations is available for personal use: Photo Gallery Builder

This new release includes support for the latest Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 operating systems and adds full Unicode support. This means that the generated galleries can contain text in multiple languages simultaneously. Some small bug fixes are also applied.

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Create Image Thumbnails And Add Watermarks

An example of the web galleries that Easy Web Gallery Builder creates can be found here: Web Photo Galleries

Tutorials on How to Create Web Galleries are also available.

Find Similar Photos – VSDIF 6.2.0.1 Available For Download

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Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 6.2.0.1 Provides Flexibility In The Folders List And Can Automatically Adjust The Orientation Of The Preview Images

The duplicate photo finder tool is already flexible with plenty of filtering options and duplicate search algorithms, but this new release adds some extra flexibility by providing an easy way of altering the “Exclude from auto-check”, “Disable self-scan” and “Remove from list” by providing a context menu which operates on all the currently selected items.

 

The new option “Automatically adjust preview images orientation” is located in the settings and tells the application to use the EXIF image information to properly preview an image by automatically rotating the image. Such option will not work on images generated by old camera models that do not have sensor for camera orientation or on images that have their EXIF meta-data removed. Of course such images can be manually rotated using an external tool in order to face the desired direction.

 

A user interface fix addresses a rare issue that is present when using “Large fonts” and low resolution and causes the folders panel to disappear. A fix for the duplicates information above the duplicates list is also available. The information was not properly updated after using the “Image Search” feature.

You can download the latest version demo here: Duplicate Photo Finder

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Duplicate Image Finder 6.1.0.1 – New Features For Automatically Selecting Duplicate Photos

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VSDIF 6.1.0.1 Makes It Easier To Automatically Select Duplicate Photos

VSDIF is the number one choice for a tool that finds similar and duplicate images for most professional photographers. The multiple scan modes, duplicate photo auto-check, filtering options and settings make it flexible enough to fit even the most specific tasks. Of course the precision of the results provided by Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder makes it stand out from the crowd and is the most important reason why it is the favorite choice of those who want to keep an organized photo collection.

The key new features and fixes in this release include:

New Features In Duplicate Photo List

There are two new menu items in the duplicate image list – “Remove from list” and “Remove group from list”. These options are extremely useful while working with large results list in order to remove items and groups that are already processed. The “Delete” menu shortcut is now also updated accordingly and is now assigned the Shift+Del shortcut and the “Remove from list” feature now uses the Del key.

New Auto-check Method For Selecting Duplicate Images

There is a new auto-check selection method based on file name length – “Images with longer file names”. This feature is very useful as copied files usually have “copy (x) of” appended by Windows Explorer automatically to their file names. Also edited files usually are stored with some letter or number appended to the file name as “Logo.jpg”, “Logo 1.jpg”, “Logo 1a.jpg”, “Logo new.jpg” and so on.

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Duplicate Photo Finder Fixes And Improvements

Some minor fixes and improvements are also included in this release. The multiple images preview wasn’t updated with the first found group after the scan was complete. On some systems where the small icon size is different than 16×16 the shell associated icons in the results grid were not loaded properly.

The “After scan” actions box is now enabled during scan and can be used to set the application to save the results and shut down the computer even if the scan is already running.

A short list of all the changes in this release can be found at the Duplicate Photo Finder What’s New Page.

Do not forget the take a look at the updated Duplicate Image Finder Tutorial.

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Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 6 Can Find Similar And Duplicate EXIF Tags Like Description, Comment and Camera Model.

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The Best Duplicate Photo Finder Got Even Better By Providing A New EXIF Tag Comparison Mode Which Can Find Both Similar And Duplicate EXIF Tags

VSDIF has proven over the years as the best tool for finding similar and duplicate images. Its flexible scan modes, filters, auto-check and settings make it suitable for a vast variety of tasks. This new major release adds another powerful scan method to the already vast arsenal of the tool. Though this is a very nice new feature, the improvements do not end there. A “Multi preview” makes it easy to compare the images if there are more than two duplicates in a group. The flexible new panel lists all the duplicate images at once and provides options for customizations.

Find Similar And Duplicate EXIF Tags

The new scan method makes it possible to find and group together photos that have similar and duplicate EXIF Tags. The ways this feature can be used are limitless as it works on all the available EXIF Tags. While the most common use would be to search for similar and duplicate comments or descriptions the feature may also be used to search for duplicate camera model in order to find all the photos shot with a certain type of equipment. Searching for duplicate EXIF Date can reveal all the photos from e certain photo shootout.

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Preview Multiple Duplicate Photos Simultaneously

This release includes a new preview panel that lists all the duplicate photos in a group together. The panel can be resized to order the thumbnails in a single or multiple rows and the thumbnail size can be altered using the mouse wheel. The thumbnails also include a check-box in order to denote the photo’s checked state and also can be used to toggle that state.

In some cases it may be more convenient to preview two images at a time so the old preview panel is preserved in the new release. It can still be used if one prefers to see a larger preview of the selected items.

An improvement now automatically adjusts the orientation of the previewed image if such information exists in the EXIF data.

 

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Preview Multiple Similar Photos

Standard Preview Panel

New Duplicate Photo Finder Features

There are plenty of new features and improvements in this release. Some of the more important ones is the fact that the EXIF tags list is now sorted by tag name by default and the sort order can be reversed by clicking the column title.

DICOM tags – files used in the medical industry are now supported in the Corporate version of the tool.

Another improvement now makes it possible to preserve the order of the duplicate groups for multiple save/load sessions. This is especially handy while working with large projects where a user analyses a bunch of groups and wishes to continue later with the rest.

And of course as always please comment below if you miss a feature or you have a suggestion for improvement. We will be glad to hear from you!

Remove Duplicate Files For Free – Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.7.0.1

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Fast Duplicate File Finder 4.7.0.1 Adds Extra Flexibility By Utilizing Accessed, Modified And Created Dates

Fast Duplicate File Finder is recognized as the fastest and the most reliable and feature-rich duplicate finder on the market. Common duplicate finders compare MD5, CRC, size, dates, names and other unreliable properties in order to find duplicates which may lead to loss of data. Fast Duplicate File Finder (FDFF) performs real byte-to-byte comparison and guarantees that the identified files are 100% duplicates.

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The key improvements in this release extracted directly from the Duplicate File Finder’s What’s new page:

Version 4.7.0.1:

  • Extended date options in Auto Check, Filter, Quick Check and Exclude from Auto Check, so that created, modified or last accessed file date can now be used.
  • Added separate columns Created, Modified and Accessed to show each individual file date.
  • Created, Modified and Accessed file dates are saved to the exported projects.
  • Fixed – similarity slider can be now increased to 100% using the mouse.
  • Fixed order of duplicate groups – preserved on load/save
  • Fixed loading projects where decimal separator is different from the current locale decimal separator.
  • Fixed moving files from UNC paths like \\Server\Path\

Not all improvements are listed above, but these are just a few of the new features and fixes in this release.

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The Key New Features Of The Duplicate File Finder Tool

Filtering Duplicate Files by Accessed, Created And Modified Dates

The Created, Accessed and Modified dates are a property of every file and folder. The tool utilized only the Modified date in the past, but sometimes using the Created and Accessed dates may be necessary. Fulfilling the wish of our users we have added all the three dates in the application. The Modified, Accessed and Created dates are now listed in the results table. Of course if one does not need all those dates, they can be easily hidden in the application settings in order not to clutter the display.

The corresponding changes are applied everywhere in the application and those include the Filter Dialog, Auto Check, Quick Check and Advanced Auto Check options.

The newly added date fields are also included in the export features.

This release fixes also some bugs and provides improvements. An issue that prevented the move operation on network shares in certain cases is now fixed. An improvement in the project save/load functionality preserves the groups order. A fix for the similarity slider makes it possible to set 100% using the mouse buttons or wheel – this was possible only by typing the number manually in the past releases.

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Find Similar And Duplicate Songs By Title, Artist And Album – Organize Songs Easily Using ID3 Tags

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Audio Dedupe 3.7.0.1 Provides Similarity Search By ID3 Title, Artis And Album

Audio Dedupe can already find similar files saved in various file formats by performing true audio analysis that does not require any ID3 tags. It “Listens” to the audio files in order to find similarities. The tool is able to identify exact duplicates or remixes of the same song stored in various audio file formats. Support for most of the popular audio formats  is present and it is easy to organize songs in iTunes, iPod, iPad, iPhone or other mp3 player devices. Here are some of the supported file formats: MP3, MP2, MP1, MPA, WAV, OGG, AIFF, AAC, MP4, FLAC, AC3, WavPack (WV), Musepack (MPC) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) file formats.

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Three New Audio Search Methods

Yes we have added three new search methods and those are search by similar or duplicate “ID3 Title”, “ID3 Artist” and “ID3 Album”. Though the current search method of Audio Dedupe does not require any ID3 tags and recognizes the similarities between the files by comparing the actual audio content, the new scan methods may be pretty useful in certain cases.

What is cool about this new feature is the fact that it finds also similar items and not just exact duplicates. For example the titles “Take The Power Back”, “Take The Power Back [Remastered]” and “Take The Power Back – Live” will all be matched as similar if the similarity level is set at 70%. This makes it easy to find different versions of the same song.

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This release also includes several bug fixes that are listed below.

The key improvements in this release extracted directly from the Duplicate MP3 Finder’s What’s new page:

Version 3.7.0.1:

  • Added new compare methods for finding similar or duplicate “ID3 Title”, “ID3 Artist”, “ID3 Album”
  • Fixed loading projects where decimal separator is different from the current locale decimal separator.
  • Fixed moving files from UNC paths like \\Server\Path\
  • Fixed: Group order is now preserved on project load.
  • Fixed: Similarity level can be set to 100% using the mouse wheel or spin-edit buttons. (was possible only by entering it manually)

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Audio Dedupe 3.3.0.1 – Find Similar Songs 20% Faster

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Audio Dedupe 3.3.0.1 – 20% Faster, More Stable And Provides Information For Potentially Damaged Audio Files

Audio Dedupe is the fastest and the most precise tool for finding similar and duplicate songs and can recognize similar audio regardless of the file format. It “Listens” to the audio files in order to find similarities. The tool is able to identify exact duplicates or remixes of the same song stored in various audio file formats. Support for most of the popular audio formats  is present and it is easy to organize songs in iTunes, iPod, iPad, iPhone or other mp3 player devices. Here are some of the supported file formats: Supports MP3, MP2, MP1, MPA, WAV, OGG, AIFF, AAC, MP4, FLAC, AC3, WavPack (WV), Musepack (MPC) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) file formats.

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This release does not add much features and is mostly oriented towards STABILITY and PERFORMANCE.

The key improvements in this release extracted directly from the Duplicate MP3 Finder’s What’s new page:

Version 3.3.0.1:

  • 20% faster performance
  • Stability improvements
  • Added support for reading UTF8 encoded tags
  • Fixed log file saving issues
  • Log file now contains error codes for files that can not be loaded

 

Not all improvements are listed above, but these are just a few of the new features and fixes in this release.

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The log file now provides extra details about damaged audio files that may be present in your audio collection. If you have issues with freezing you can enable logging in settings and after the scan check the log file content which is located in “My Documents” folder and named “AudioDedupe_Log.txt”. Even if you do not have any issues with the Audio Dedupe application it is a good idea to run a scan with the log file enabled in order to identify damaged files and clean your audio collection by removing or repairing them. It is recommended to disable this feature if not needed as it will degrade the performance a bit.

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Organize Music Libraries, Find Similar Songs – Audio Dedupe 3.2.0.1 Is Released

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Audio Dedupe 3.2.0.1 – Find Similar Songs And Duplicate Audio Files In Any File Format

Audio Dedupe is popular for its features that go beyond the standard duplicate file finders. Audio Dedupe can find similar and duplicate songs regardless of the file format. It analyzes the files and “Listens” to the audio file in order to find similarities. It can identify exact duplicates or remixes of the same song stored in various audio file formats. The tool supports most of the popular aduio formats and will put an end to the mess in you music collection, iTunes, iPod, iPad, iPhone or other mp3 player devices. Here are some of the supported file formats: Supports MP3, MP2, MP1, MPA, WAV, OGG, AIFF, AAC, MP4, FLAC, AC3, WavPack (WV), Musepack (MPC) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) file formats.

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The key improvements in this release extracted directly from the Duplicate MP3 Finder’s What’s new page:

Version 3.2.0.1:

  • In Filter dialog added option to filter folders by name
  • Clicking on the folders grid header icons now checks/unchecks all folders
  • Browse for folder dialog is updated – if no folders are checked the currently selected folder is added
  • If delete/move file operation fails, hex error code is displayed in the log

Not all improvements are listed above, but these are just a few of the new features and fixes in this release.

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The Key New Features Of The Duplicate Audio Finder Tool

Filtering Duplicate Audio Files

The filtering panel provides a handy new option that makes it possible to filter folders by a phrase including wildcards. If the text “original” is entered – all the folders that contain “original” in the name will be matched. Vertical line e.g.: “copy|backup|bckp” can be used in order to specify and combine several phrases. Using the above example all the folders that contain “copy”,“backup” or “bckp” will be matched. A more sophisticated example is “b??(*)*” – it will match all folders starting with “b” followed by two characters then an opening bracket followed by one character and then a closing bracket followed by any number of characters.

The asterisk denotes that zero or more characters should be present and the question mark denotes that exactly one character should be present at that position. There are unlimited number of combinations that can be created in order to match a specific folder name. A screenshot of the new filtering window is available below:

Duplicate File Finder Filter

Filter Duplicate Music Files

Duplicate Music Finder User Interface And Features Improvements

Exclusion from “Auto-check” or from “Self-scan” can now be set for all folders in the list by clicking on the header of the corresponding column. The browse for folder dialog is also updated. If no folders are checked, the currently selected folder is added. This makes it easier to add a single folder to the list and saves the extra click to check it.

Every delete/move file operation that fails displays a HEX (hexadecimal) error code. That makes it easier to isolate the issue e.g. if the files is locked by another application, if the user account used to start the application does not have sufficient permissions to manipulate the file, if the file is stored on a read only media and so on. All the error codes can be found at the Duplicate MP3 Finder FAQ page

“Keep Folder Structure while moving files” is now optional. In previous versions of Audio Dedupe it was ON by default. Name conflicts in cases where there are more files with the same name from different locations that should be moved to the same backup folder are also solved. If the file “Intro.mp3” for example is moved to the same folder from multiple locations the extra copies will be moved with the name “Intro (1).mp3”, “Intro (2).mp3” and so on. While it does not make much sense if the source files are exact duplicates it is useful to preserve the source files if they are similar versions, but not 100% duplicates.

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