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VSDIF 8.3.0.1 – Professional Duplicate Photo Finder

Find Similar Photos – Best Duplicate Image Finder

Remove Duplicate Photos Using A Professional Duplicate Image Finder

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder is a professional duplicate photo finder tool. It is the choice of many professional photographers because of its performance and precision. With the release of version 8.0.0.1, it finds duplicate photos 20 times faster utilizing SSSE 3 and SSE4.2 instructions.  Version 8.2.0.1 provided improved loading, saving, and exporting huge projects and was tested with 1 million files and 1 Terabyte of data. Now version 8.3.0.1 provides extra features and improvements.

Our dedicated duplicate photo finder LOOKS at your images in order to find similarities – this is not something that a standard duplicate file finder can do. Here is a detailed explanation about Which duplicate file finder to choose.

Duplicate Photo Finder

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Extra Duplicate Photo Search Performance Improvements

In the last major release, we provided 20 times performance improvements for CPUs that support SSSE3 (SSE3S) and SSE4.2 instructions. The speed improvements can reach even 40 times, but 20 times are guaranteed for most systems. In this release, we have provided optimizations for older CPUs that do not support SSSE3 (SSE3S) and those can achieve the 20 times performance increase too.

Exact Duplicate Photo Finding Performance and Precision Improvements

We have optimized the “100% Identical Files” mode which works way faster than before. This mode is much faster than the similarity mode as it does not require heavy computations and image analysis. It is good to use it first in order to remove the exact duplicates and reduce scan time for the similarity mode. The improvements also provide better precision in detecting twin files.

Duplicate Photo Finder Preview Improvements

We have added an option to pan the image using the left mouse button in the large preview window. It now uses separate “Auto stretch”, “Auto shrink” and “Smooth resize” options than the small preview.

There was a small issue that the results would disappear if you start the delete operation and cancel it. This is not something that most users will do, but it is fixed in this release. Please note that if the delete operation was canceled the rest of the results were not deleted at the point of interruption. Only the results in the grid were removed and you had to perform the scan operation again or reload the project in order to display them.

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

Please comment below if you miss a feature or you have a suggestion for improvement. We value our customers and we will be glad to hear from you!

Best Duplicate Image Finder – VSDIF 8.2.0.1 Tested With 1 Million Images

Best Duplicate Image Finder

Best Duplicate Image Finder

The Best Duplicate Image Finder of 2020 Can Handle 1 Million Photos

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder is well known for its performance and precision. The last 8.0.0.1 release will find duplicate photos 20 times faster.  Now version 8.2.0.1 improves loading, saving, and exporting huge projects. Do not forget that our dedicated duplicate photo finder LOOKS at your images in order to find similarities – this is not something that a standard duplicate file finder can do. Here is a detailed explanation about Which duplicate file finder to choose.

Faster Save, Load, Export of Large Duplicate Image Finder Projects

Saving, loading, and exporting project files is now hundreds of times faster and uses minimum memory. As the latest version of VSDIF is extremely fast and allows scanning of huge image collections the results list can grow quite large. Saving and loading hundreds of thousands of results could take quite some time and memory. Version 8.2.0.1 is tested and can now handle over 1 million images and export the results in a timely manner.

Improved Symbolic Links

Improved handling of symbolic links and hard-links to folders prevents adding duplicate entries in the search pointing to the same images. Extra improvements to prevent adding duplicate folders are applied too.

Duplicate Photo Finder – Image Search

The “Image Search” button in VSDIF can find similar images of one or more sample photos. We have added many fixes and improvements in this functionality. Along with those you can now add the sample photos in the “Image Search” panel by dragging them inside from Windows Explorer.

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Extra Fixes And Improvements

We have improved the error reporting for file operations. As a result, it provides extra information in case of move, delete, and copy issues. Therefore, it will let you faster understand if the issue is related to permissions, locked files, or anything else.

This update includes also a fix for some 32 Bit operating systems. While we do support 32 bit operating systems, we strongly recommend using a 64-bit. However if you are on an old 32 Bit system you should download this update.

You can now add sidecar extensions both with or without a prepended dot. For example “xmp|exf” or “.xmp|.exf”. This will move, delete, or copy the sidecar file that has the same name as the image and having one of the listed extensions.

In addition to the above, there are many small improvements and fixes that are not worth listing in detail.

You can find all the changes in this release on the Duplicate Image Finder What’s New Page

We have planned exciting new features and improvements for the upcoming 8.x.x.x releases. Do you have suggestions and feedback? Please drop them in the comments section below.

You can download the latest version demo here: Find Similar Photos NOW!

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Find Similar MP3 – Audio Dedupe 4.5.0.1

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Find Similar MP3 – Audio Dedupe

Audio Dedupe 4.5.0.1 – Find Similar MP3

Audio Dedupe is the best tool for finding similar and duplicate MP3 files. It compares the audio inside your music files and can find similar songs even if they are not stored in the same audio format. No standard duplicate finder can find similar audio files if they are stored in different formats. The tool does not need the files to have correct artist and title tags, but if those are available it can search for similar and duplicate title and artist names too. Find what is new in this release below. This release provides three new auto-check options along with some bug-fixes. Removing duplicate songs will free up disk space and improve the performance of your computer by reducing the count of unused files.

Auto-check “Shorter file names”

As the name suggests this option will mark all the files with shorter file names and leave un-checked the one with the longest name.

Auto-check “Longer file names”

This option does the opposite of the option “Shorter file names”. It will leave un-checked the file with the shortest name in every group and tick the ones with the longer names.

Auto-check “Bigger file sizes”

An option to mark the files with the “Smaller file sizes” was already available in the tool and it was handy when you want to get rid of the lower-quality files – those are usually (but not necessarily) the ones with the smaller sizes. The “Bigger file sizes” option will leave un-ticked the file with the smallest size in the group.

Download: Find Duplicate MP3

Find Similar MP3 – Screenshot

Find Similar MP3

Find Similar MP3

All improvements in this release can be found on the Duplicate MP3 Finder’s What’s new page

Do you have suggestions? Do you miss a feature? Let us know in the comments below. We will be glad to hear from you!

Find Similar Photos In Adobe Lightroom – VSDIF 8.0.0.1 Is 20 Times Faster

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder - Now 20 Times Faster! Find Similar Photos In Adobe Lightroom!

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder – Now 20 Times Faster!

The Fastest Duplicate Image Finder of 2020 Is Here – Find Similar Photos in Adobe Lightroom

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder was already known for its high performance and precision but we never stop improving our tools. In this major release, we provide exciting new features and extreme performance improvements. In addition to the immense performance optimizations, this release will find similar photos in Adobe Lightroom. Do not forget that our dedicated duplicate photo finder LOOKS at your images in order to find similarities – this is not something that a standard duplicate file finder can do. Here is a detailed explanation about Which duplicate file finder to choose.

Find Duplicate Images in Adobe Lightroom

This new feature allows you to scan an Adobe Lightroom catalog for similar and duplicate images. All features of the application are available and can be used as usual except that instead of selecting folders as a source you select an Adobe Lightroom catalog. We prefer not to alter the content of any third-party application so VSDIF will not modify the catalog. If you delete or move any images in the results a quick info panel will tell you how to refresh the catalog in Adobe Lightroom in order to synchronize your changes. Finding similar photos in Adobe Lightroom has never been easier.

Up to 20 Times Faster Image Comparison Stage

The image comparison stage is tremendously improved using SSE3 CPU instructions. If you are not aware of what SSE3 is, do not worry – most contemporary computer processors support it. These are special new instructions that may improve complex mathematical calculations. The measured performance improvement is between 1500% and 2000% which equates to 15 – 20 times faster scan in the second stage of the comparison. For example, a scan that took 1 hour in the second stage now can be completed in 3 minutes. This is especially true for large image collections. We are proud to note that this optimization has no negative impact on the precision of the scan.

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Extra Preview Settings For Duplicate Images

Three new options are available both in Preview and Large Preview windows.

  • Auto stretch – this option will stretch the images automatically to fit in the corresponding area if their size is smaller
  • Auto shrink – this option will automatically shrink the image to fit in the preview area
  • Smooth resize – this option enables and disables the antialiasing in the preview area. Disabling the antialiasing will make the images look grainier.

All the above options are enabled by default which was the standard VSDIF behavior. There are cases where such options are needed – medical research, graphics design, and many more.

Auto-check Images by Path Length

Two new auto-check options are provided in this release – “Shorter path” and “Longer path”. The options are pretty self-explanatory. The first one will automatically mark the images with a shorter path. The second one will mark those with the longer paths. Auto-chek as you already know will always leave one item in a group un-checked in order to preserve it. This option makes it very easy to preserve files in a folder if its path is shorter or longer than the rest in the list.

New Keyboard Shortcuts, Selection Features, UI Improvements

We have added Delete Key and Control+Delete keyboard shortcuts for easier file manipulation. The first one will remove an entry from the list while the second one will remove the entry and delete the corresponding image file.

A popup menu item “Select Checked” is added in the results grid. This makes it easy to select the items that are checked in order to delete or remove them from the list.

A button “Select” to select all items that match the criteria in the Quick Check dialog is now added. This allows the Quick Check dialog to be used for selecting items rather than ticking their check-boxes.

In “EXIF Date Time Original” mode the grid shows the time difference in seconds. As the similarity percentage in this mode is not necessary it is replaced by information about the time difference between the images.

Fixed: Auto-check not working correctly when “Match full path” is checked and “File names…” is unchecked. This was not a serious issue, but both options had to be disabled in order to disable the feature.

Exciting new features and improvements are planned for the upcoming 8.x.x.x releases. As usual, we are glad to hear your suggestions and feedback. Please drop them in the comments section below.

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Fast Duplicate File Finder 5.9.0.1

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Free Duplicate File Finder

Version 5.9.0.1 of the best duplicate file finder on the market is now available for download.

We provide a free version of Fast Duplicate File Finder too so hit the download link below and free up disk space by removing useless duplicates.

This version provides some bug-fixes and useful new features.

 

 

What’s new in version 5.9.0.1?

Fixed group numbering issue after move/delete

There was an issue where if only some of the groups were moved/deleted the group numbers were incorrect due to the removed items. This issue generally should not cause any major problems, but messages like “All files in group XXX are checked for delete/move” were displaying incorrect group number.

“Compare only files with same extensions” and “Do not compare file extensions” are saved to the project file

The above options are now saved to the project file. Those options were already available in the application but were not stored per-project.

Quick-Check option “Match full path” in “File names containing” section

There is a new option In the “Quick-Check” dialog that allows the full path of a file to be matched – “Match full path”. You can specify a wildcard pattern like *mytext* that will match all items that contain “mytext” in the name. If “Match full path” is ticked items that contain “mytext” anywhere in the file path will be matched too.

We are glad to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Please share them in the comments section below.

Best Windows 10 Duplicate Image Finder – VSDIF 7.9.0.4

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder

The Best Duplicate Image Finder for Windows 10

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder supports all Windows operating systems, but it is tested and optimized for the latest Windows 10 too.

VSDIF is recognized as the best tool for finding similar images and duplicate photos. It supports 40+ popular image formats including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop PSD. There are also more than 300 Cameras RAW image formats supported for professionals and hobbyists.

VSDIF Versions 7.9.0.1 to 7.9.0.4 provide mainly bugfixes and performance improvements. Below you can find the latest fixes and improvements.

 

Version 7.9.0.4:

  • Fixed: “File names containing” in advanced auto-check options could not be turned off if “Match full path” is checked.
  • Fixed: Progress bar position while scanning/deleting files
  • Fixed: Compare Folders doesn’t add all user-selected folders

Version 7.9.0.3:

  • Fixed: “100% Identical Files” mode performance and progress
  • Fixed: Corporate version not listing results on a new empty database
  • Fixed: Include in Auto-check/Exclude from Auto-check popup menu functionality
  • Fixed: Enable Self-scan/Disable Self-scan popup menu functionality

Version 7.9.0.2:

  • Fixed: Filtering displayed date encoding error message on some systems

We are glad to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Please share them in the comments section below.

Best Duplicate Image Finder 2020 – Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 7.9.0.1

Best Duplicate Image Finder

Best Duplicate Image Finder

The Best Duplicate Image Finder of 2020 Is Here

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder is recognized as the best tool for finding similar images and duplicate photos. It supports 40+ popular image formats including Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop PSD. There are also more than 300 Cameras RAW image formats supported for professionals and hobbyists.

VSDIF Version 7.9.0.1 provides extra performance improvements for drives with a huge count of images and also extends the data stored in the project files.

Performance Improvements

We have completely redesigned the core scan functionality of VSDIF in order to squeeze even more performance. This improvement will be mainly noticeable on drives that have a large count of files.  Of course, it will be beneficial for all systems in general.

Filtering Improvements

By optimizing the search engine we have optimized also the filtering of the duplicate images. Filters that you apply prior to running a scan, now work faster and will reduce the scan duration further.

Image Finder Project Files

We save the options “Do not compare file extensions” and “Compare only files with same extensions”. They are stored both in the settings and in the project files in this new release.

Deduplicating an image collection is not something that a common duplicate file finder can do. if you have stored your photos in varying photo formats no duplicate finder that is specifically designed for images will be able to help. That is why we provide a dedicated tool to solve the problem of duplicate photos. Here is a detailed explanation about Which duplicate file finder to choose.

VSDIF provides optimized algorithms and “looks” at your photos in order to find similarities. It is the tools with the highest precision, fastest performance and the one with the largest quantity of supported image formats. If a tool can not load an image it can not compare and identify it as a duplicate either. So the more image formats a tool supports the more clones it can find.

We are glad to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Please share them in the comments section below.

Find Similar RAW Photos – .cr3, .fff, .cap, .eip, .dcs, .drf, .ptx, .pxn, .mdc, .obm – VSDIF 7.7.0.1

Find Similar RAW Photos

Find Similar RAW Photos

Find Similar RAW Images

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 7.7.0.1 Provides Support For Extra 10 New RAW Formats – Canon *.cr3, *.fff, *.cap, *.eip, *.dcs, *.drf, *.ptx, *.pxn, *.mdc, *.obm

VSDIF supports more than 300 Camera RAW Formats. It is the most advanced Duplicate Image Finder on the market and we are constantly improving it. This is an exceptional FREE update for our registered users as we provide 10 new RAW formats in this release.

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You may also be interested to read about other formats that we have recently included:

How To Find Duplicate HEIC, HEIF, HEVC Photos
Find Similar And Duplicate WebP Images

Find Similar RAW – Canon CR3 Files

A CR3 file is an image created by select Canon digital cameras, such as the Canon EOS M50. It may store uncompressed RAW image data exactly how it was captured by the CCD or compressed RAW (C-RAW) image data depending on the camera setting selected. CR3 files were introduced in 2018 with the release of the Canon EOS M50, replacing .CR2 files.

Canon, like other manufacturers, uses file extensions to separate their digital image files from the competitors. This extension tells the computer program if it can use it or not. The CR3 file is a Canon Raw format, which has the highest quality reproduction of the scene you are shooting.

As the CR3 file is a relatively new file format, your computer might not let you preview CR3 file type images. To edit CR3 files, you need access to an editing software platform that can read them.

Many raw file formats, including IIQ (Phase One), 3FR (Hasselblad), DCR, K25, KDC (Kodak), CRW CR2 CR3 (Canon), ERF (Epson), MEF (Mamiya), MOS (Leaf), NEF NRW (Nikon), ORF (Olympus), PEF (Pentax), RW2 (Panasonic) and ARW, SRF, SR2 (Sony), are based on the TIFF file format. These files may deviate from the TIFF standard in a number of ways, including the use of a non-standard file header, the inclusion of additional image tags and the encryption of some of the tagged data.

Find Similar RAW – Hasselblad FFF Files

An FFF file is a raw camera image created by various Hasselblad digital camera models, including H6D-400C MS and X1D II 50C. It stores uncompressed image data exactly how it was captured by the CCD, which allows for higher resolution images than compressed image data. FFF files are typically used by professional photographers because they store higher quality images that can be more accurately edited.

Victor Hasselblad AB is a Swedish manufacturer of medium format cameras, photographic equipment and image scanners based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company originally became known for its classic analog medium format cameras that used a unique waist level viewfinder. Perhaps the most famous use of the Hasselblad camera was during the Apollo program missions when the first humans landed on the Moon. Almost all of the still photographs taken during these missions used modified Hasselblad cameras. In 2016, Hasselblad introduced the world’s first digital compact mirrorless medium format camera, the X1D-50c, changing the portability of medium format photography. Hasselblad only produces about 10,000 cameras a year out of a small three story building.

Find Similar RAW – .cap .iiq .eip (Phase_One)

Phase One is a Danish company specializing in high-end digital photography equipment and software. They manufacture open platform based medium format camera systems and solutions. Their own RAW processing software, Capture One, supports many DSLRs besides their backs.

PODAS workshops (Phase One Digital Artist Series) is a series of worldwide photography workshops designed for digital photographers interested in working with medium format, high-resolution cameras. PODAS is a part of the Phase One educational division. Each attendee receives a Phase One digital camera system for the duration of the workshop.

On 18 February 2014, it was announced that UK-based private equity firm Silverfleet Capital would acquire a 60% majority stake in the company.

On June 17th, 2019, Phase One A/S was once again sold, this time to the Danish investment company Axcel.

Find Similar RAW – .dcs .dcr .drf .k25 .kdc (Kodak)

The Eastman Kodak Company (referred to simply as Kodak /ˈkoʊdæk/) is an American technology company that produces camera-related products with its historic basis on photography. The company is headquartered in Rochester, New York, and is incorporated in New Jersey. Kodak provides packaging, functional printing, graphic communications and professional services for businesses around the world. Its main business segments are Print Systems, Enterprise Inkjet Systems, Micro 3D Printing and Packaging, Software and Solutions, and Consumer and Film.It is best known for photographic film products.

Kodak was founded by George Eastman and Henry A. Strong on September 4, 1888. During most of the 20th century, Kodak held a dominant position in photographic film. The company’s ubiquity was such that its “Kodak moment” tagline entered the common lexicon to describe a personal event that was demanded to be recorded for posterity. Kodak began to struggle financially in the late 1990s, as a result of the decline in sales of photographic film and its slowness in transitioning to digital photography, despite developing the first self-contained digital camera. As a part of a turnaround strategy, Kodak began to focus on digital photography and digital printing, and attempted to generate revenues through aggressive patent litigation.

Find Similar RAW – .pef .ptx (Pentax)

Pentax (ペンタックス Pentakkusu) is a brand name used primarily by Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company Ricoh for cameras, sport optics (including binoculars and rifle scopes), and CCTV optics. The brand is also used by Hoya Corporation for medical products & services, TI Asahi for surveying instruments, and Seiko Optical Products for certain optical lenses.

The company was founded as Asahi Kogaku Goshi Kaisha in November 1919 by Kumao Kajiwara, at a shop in the Toshima suburb of Tokyo, and began producing spectacle lenses (which it still manufactures). In 1938 it changed its name to Asahi Optical Co., Ltd. (旭光学工業株式会社 Asahi Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha), and by this time it was also manufacturing camera/cine lenses. In the lead-up to World War II, Asahi Optical devoted much of its time to fulfilling military contracts for optical instruments. At the end of the war Asahi Optical was disbanded by the occupying powers, being allowed to re-form in 1948. The company resumed its pre-war activities, manufacturing binoculars and consumer camera lenses for Konishiroku and Chiyoda Kōgaku Seikō (later Konica and Minolta respectively).

Find Similar RAW –  .pxn (Logitech)

Logitech International S.A. (/ˈlɒdʒɪtɛk/ LO-ji-tek; often shortened to Logi) is an American-Swiss provider of personal computer and mobile peripherals, with dual headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and Newark, California. The company has offices throughout Europe, Asia and the rest of the Americas. Logitech’s sales and marketing activities are organized into four geographic regions: Americas, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific.

The company develops and markets personal peripherals for PC navigation, video communication and collaboration, music and smart homes. This includes products like keyboards, mice, tablet accessories, webcams, Bluetooth speakers, universal remotes and more.

The name Logitech is derived from the French word for software, “logiciel”. In Japan, Logitech was established as Logicool to avoid conflict with the Logitec brand.
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Find Similar RAW –  .mdc (Minolta, Agfa)

Minolta Co., Ltd. (ミノルタ Minoruta) was a Japanese manufacturer of cameras, camera accessories, photocopiers, fax machines, and laser printers. Minolta was founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1928 as Nichi-Doku Shashinki Shōten (日独写真機商店, meaning Japanese-German camera shop). It is perhaps best known for making the first integrated autofocus 35 mm SLR camera system. In 1931, the company adopted its current name, an acronym for “Mechanism, Instruments, Optics, and Lenses by Tashima”. In 1933, the brand name first appeared on a camera, a copy of the Plaubel Makina simply called “Minolta”.

In 2003, Minolta merged with Konica to form Konica Minolta. On 19 January 2006, Konica Minolta announced that it was leaving the camera and photo business, and that it would sell a portion of its SLR camera business to Sony as part of its move to pull completely out of the business of selling cameras and photographic film.

Agfa-Gevaert N.V. (Agfa) is a Belgian-German multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, and distributes analogue and digital imaging products and systems, as well as IT solutions.[buzzword] The company has three divisions. Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress and industrial inkjet systems to the printing and graphics industries. Agfa HealthCare supplies hospitals and other care organisations with imaging products and systems, as well as information systems. Agfa Specialty Products supplies products to various industrial markets. It is part of the Agfa Materials organization. In addition to the Agfa Specialty Products activities, Agfa Materials also supplies film and related products to Agfa Graphics and Agfa HealthCare.

Agfa film and cameras were once prominent consumer products. However, in 2004, the consumer imaging division was sold to a company founded via management buyout. AgfaPhoto GmbH, as the new company was called, filed for bankruptcy after just one year. The brands are now licensed to other companies by AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH, a holding firm. Following this sale, Agfa-Gevaert’s commerce today is 100% business-to-business.

Free Duplicate Finder 5.8.0.1 – Auto-check shortest/longest paths

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Free Duplicate File Finder

The best duplicate finder on the market got even better with version 5.8.0.1. Finding and eliminating duplicates is a breeze even for novice users. Unlike other duplicate finder tools, FDFF can find similar files and similar file names. Its precision and performance are unmatched and that is the reason why millions of users and IT professionals have chosen to use it.

Download: Duplicate File Finder

Why Use Free Duplicate Finder?

Reclaim wasted disk space on your HDD, SSD and speed up your computer by removing duplicate files today. Free Duplicate Finder is a powerful app that uses smart technology to identify all kinds of duplicate files. It’s super simple drag-and-drop interface and intuitive scan modes make removing identical files a breeze!

What’s new in version 5.8.0.1?

The change-log may not seem long,  but this version has lots of improvements. There are some fixes and new features, but performance optimizations are what we value the most. Fast Duplicate File Finder is already the fastest tool on the market, but we continue to improve it with every new release.

Auto-check Longest/Shortest Paths

In previous versions, we provided an option to auto-select duplicates based on file name length. Now we added two more options to extend this functionality –  auto-check by path length. Auto-checking files by path length may be convenient if you compare several folders and you want to keep the files in the one with the shortest or the longest path. There are many ways that you can utilize this new feature. FDFF provides plenty of options that can be used in combination in order to achieve even the hardest goal of automation.

Fastest Duplicate File Finder

Fastest Duplicate Finder

Improved Duplicate Finding Performance

We are always proud to announce performance optimizations. FDFF is already the fastest duplicate remover and improving performance further is really hard. The most important thing for a fast scan is your storage device. Even though FDFF compares data in miliseconds it has to read that data from the storage which is the slowest part of the scan process. Unfortunately, we do not have control over that part as it is a limitation of your hardware.

The optimizations may not be that much, but every millisecond counts when the word comes to comparing millions of files. The average user has more than 300 000 files on the main drive alone. If you add also several external or backup drives that count easily reaches half-million files. So our optimizations include both pre-processing stage and file comparison stage. The first one finds all the files and weeds out the ones that do not need further analysis while the second one performs a deep scan for files that are possibly duplicates.

Improved RAW Image Preview

Though FDFF is not a duplicate photo finder, for which task we have a dedicated tool, it is able to preview many multimedia files. We have added some extra RAW formats that are now supported for new camera models.

Bugfixes

Well, nothing too important here. You know that we test thoroughly all duplicate removal algorithms so no bug can sneak in there. There were some very minor discrepancies in the exported file structures. For example, the file name and file size attributes were swapped and the file name field contained the full path instead of only the file name.

Download the latest version and give it a try. Let us know if you feel the performance improvements.

Do not forget to look at the Duplicate Finder Tutorials section.

 

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Print Folder Sizes

Print Folder Sizes And Folder Tree – Folder Size 4.5.0.0

Folder Size was already providing many options to export the folders and print their content but was missing an option to print the folder tree which is located on the left side of the application. The latest version provides an option to print folder sizes tree.

The new options for expanding and collapsing all subfolders are mainly related to this new feature. They should be useful when printing the folder tree in order to expand and collapse multiple folders quickly. Right-click a folder and select “Expand All Sub-folders”. If you want to collapse a certain folder in the tree select “Collapse All Sub-folders”. Using the “minus” icon can do this too, but it does not collapse the subfolders that are located inside.

Here is the complete change-log for this release – Folder Size What’s New?

Folder Sizes

Folder Sizes

How To Print Folder Sizes?

The new feature is extremely easy to use.

  1. Firstly scan the drives or folders that you wish to print. The folder tree on the left-hand side of the application will list the results. Certainly it includes all the folder sizes too.
  2. Secondly, expand the folders that you want to print. Use the new options in the popup menu if you want to expand all subfolders.
  3. After that resize the “Folder Name” column in order to fit all the listed items. The easiest way to do this is to expand the desired folders and then double-click the separator between the “Folder Name” and “Folder Size” columns in the header. This will automatically expand the “Folder Name” column to the size of the longest folder path. If you have expanded too many folders then this operation may take some time – wait for it to complete.
  4. Once you have set the desired state for the folders to be printed select File->Print Folder Tree…
  5. As a result, the print preview window will be displayed. It provides all the options that were already available for printing files. Use the page orientation, print area, margins and all the other options that are listed to format the page.

Print Folder Sizes – Print Preview Settings

Here we will take a look at the options that are available in the print preview window.

Print Folder Sizes

Print Folder Sizes – Print Preview

  1. Open – Loads Print Preview file – *.ppv
  2. Save – Saves all the pages in the current Print Preview Window in a PPV file.
  3. Print To PDF – Select a file name to save the pages as PDF file.
  4. Save as a multi-frame TIFF image.
  5. Print – Will send the pages to the default printer.
  6. Printer Setup – Allows you to set up your printer options.
  7. Show Page Setup – provides options to set margins, paper size, and page orientation.
  8. Show printer’s printable area – displays dotted red frame around the exact printable area
  9. Zoom Out, Zoom To, and Zoom – Use them to adjust the currently visible area of the page
  10. Toggle grayscale mode on or off
  11. Limit printing to one page horizontally – If you have long folder names the tool will print the folders tree to as many horizontal pages as required. Therefore, it allows you to stitch the pages and create a poster. You can limit printing to one page horizontally if required.
  12. The rest of the four buttons allow you to navigate through the pages. Likewise, the left side of the print preview includes thumbnails of the pages that you can use to navigate too.

Print Folder Sizes – Print To File Or Printer

Finally, after you have set everything up just hit the PRINT button to start printing. As a result, it will send the pages to your default printer. Certainly, a better choice is to print to file and go green. For example use the options to print to PPV (Print Preview), EMF, Multi-page TIFF or PDF file. You can print those files later if needed. There are many ways to print folders, but Folder Size makes things very easy.

Folder Size is a FREE tool aimed towards disk cleanup. Printing directory is the least it can do for you.