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Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 18.104.22.168 adds support for DICOM Files. (Available only in Corporate version)
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is a standard for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information in medical imaging. It includes a file format definition and a network communications protocol. The communication protocol is an application protocol that uses TCP/IP to communicate between systems. DICOM files can be exchanged between two entities that are capable of receiving image and patient data in DICOM format.
The PRO and Corporate versions also provide a powerful filter functionality that will let you exclude certain files or folders from the scan and also an option to delete empty folders.
Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder-Filter
The new grid popup menu item Properties shows windows explorer file properties window. Another grid popup menu item “Check All Except Excluded” will check all files except the excluded ones from the Advanced dialog in Auto-check options or files which folder was disabled for auto-check. The popup menu item “Disable self-Scan For This Folder” is now available also in the Pro along with the Corporate one. The “100% Identical Files” scan method is now a lot faster which is also true for the Check Selected/Invert Selection/Uncheck All when there are a lot of files in the duplicates list . There are now two separate columns for File Name and Folder which allows easier navigation and sorting.
There are also a lot of fixes. Some of them are the fixed logging under Windows Vista/7, fixed auto-check when there are folders disabled for auto-check.
About 10% faster “preprocessing images” step on older 1-core processors. Owners of the corporate version of the program can register it using command-line parameters. See command-line help for details.
Our gift to you – our supportive users have now advanced into version 22.214.171.124. It is much faster and includes even more features. We are happy to give away this gem for free as a gift for your support during the years. The new version is the fastest available on the world wide web. We are glad to provide you again with the best tool as we have always put the focus to the quality. In addition to the speed increase the new version adds few useful features like the one for inverting the selection. The improved auto-check feature is now quicker and more precise.
The results now are not bloated with zero file sized files – you can exclude them from the scan.
A quick shortcut for selecting all files (CTRL+A) and inverting the checked files (CTRL+I) is also available.
Fast Duplicate File Finder is now way ahead its commercial competitors available on the internet. It is much faster and includes more flexible features for auto-checking duplicates.
We are glad to see that our first 126.96.36.199 release was so impressive that even Zdnet.nl put it on their featured download list. Many web sites and blog owners wrote positive reviews about our new contribution. We are glad that we are able to provide this tool for free and will be glad to hear all your feedbacks and suggestions.
Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 188.8.131.52 improves performance with extra 10-15% at the image comparing stage and fixes a bunch of issues. VSDIF also improves multi language OS support and now handles properly the file names containing characters from the current “Language for non-Unicode programs”.
The RAW processing feature is also improved and a fix for previewing 32-bit and 48-bit images is added.
Corporate version now doesn’t show main window after command-line scan. Some small fixes and changes are applied including floating point operation error on some white images.
Easy Web Gallery Builder is now packed with RAW support. You can now create galleries directly from your RAW camera images. The most popular supported extensions are – : *.crw; *.cr2; *.nef; *.raw; *.pef; *.raf; *.x3f; *.bay; *.orf; *.srf; *.mrw; *.dcr; *.sr2; *.dng; *.erf; *.mef; *.arw.
In addition to this big extension we have added also an option to remove EXIF information from output images. In case you want to preserve the EXIF information hidden you can use this option and the application will wipe it from the generated files.
In Thumbnail pages tab the option “Add navigation bar above the table” is added.
In Gallery Settings tab the option “Disable right mouse click in browsers” is available. This will disable the “view source” option in the user web browser so that you can protect your web gallery code from stealing.
Last project is not automatically loaded on startup. Use the MRU list from File menu to fast access to the projects.
The new version of Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder – 184.108.40.206 improves the RAW scan features adding also extra flexibility to the auto-check options. The raw improvements include some fixes to raw image formats loading. There were some wrong image dimensions reported for raw images that are now fixed. The bigger issue that is fixed is a memory leak in the raw image processing routines. The application now consumes less memory and performs faster. The extension to the auto check is also serious. A new dialog is added full of advanced features. Here you can see a screenshots of this new extension:
Do not mark file extensions list prevents auto-mark option from marking the selected image types. This will let you preserve your source images for example by excluding your RAW sources – .crw,.nef etc. Exclusion from the auto-mark can be also set based on file size and date. The last option in the advanced features dialog will allow specifying words or characters that if matched in the file name will also force the auto-check feature to skip them.
Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder version 220.127.116.11 is available for download. Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder is the only product of this kind that supports almost all common RAW digital camera image formats – Camera RAW (*.crw; *.cr2; *.nef; *.raw; *.pef; *.raf; *.x3f; *.bay; *.orf; *.srf; *.mrw; *.dcr; *.sr2; *.dng; *.erf; *.mef; *.arw) (only in Pro and Corporate versions)
Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder finds duplicate photos faster than ever. Now Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder is not only the most precise, but also the fastest duplicate image finder on the web. Extremely stable utilizing the resources of your system to the maximum the tool is the perfect choice for scanning your vast photo gallery. Check out our web site frequently as we are planning a RAW support in the upcoming version. This unique feature will save you even more time and will scan directly the raw material from your camera. Combined with the live preview that will let you get rid of the junk images immediately. Removing out of focus, exposure and underexposed pictures will be just a click away. A feature to find similar picture by sample is also something that we have planned for the upcoming releases. Where are my wedding photos? Oh I remember I sent one yo John. That is all I need – I will add that sample to Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder and it will find the rest from the set on my computer.
Support for multi-core CPU. VSDIF now uses all your CPU cores in the images preprocessing step.
Completely rewritten and highly optimized engine. Can scan over 10000 hi-res images on an average 1.8Ghz desktop PC within 10 minutes!
8 times smaller cache file sizes. VSDIF now uses less hard disk space.
New redesigned user interface shows all duplicate groups in different colors in one grid window.
Access to some of the options directly from the main window.
Using Delete key in folder list removes the selected folders from the list.
Added popup menu in the duplicate results grid with items Open, Open with Associated Program and Locate in Explorer (Available only in the registered version).
Added Auto Select tool button.
Added button to delete a cache file
Using Delete key in the duplicates list, after a confirmation dialog you can delete all selected files from the list and from the disk. (Available only in the Registered version). Note the difference between selected and checked duplicates.
The new version of the product is mainly optimized towards a better performance. We have customers with huge image databases that will be happy with the new improvements. Please read below for the list of changes.