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

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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.

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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.

 

Find Duplicate Files

Fastest Duplicate Finder – FDFF 5.5.0.2

Fast Duplicate File Finder has proven to be the fastest duplicate finder on the market. As we provide a free version, it is used by millions of users. They have used and tested it for more than a decade. Therefore it is a reliable bug-free tool that has proven itself over the years and is the number one choice of many professionals.

Although there is not much to improve we are always trying to squeeze up as much as possible and improve the performance further. This release improves performance and fixes a minor annoyance. There was an issue where the progress-bar was displaying “100%” for a very long time. This is not something that had to do with the quality of the scan or results. It was only a display problem, but some users thought that the application was stuck especially when scanning large drives.

Fastest Duplicate File Finder

Fastest Duplicate Finder

Fastest Duplicate File Finder – Scan Methods

  1. 100% Equal Files – This is the best mode for a proper duplicate scan. While it is not the fastest of all the supported modes, it is the one that guarantees to list true duplicates. Many tools on the market may perform faster as they use CRC checksums. Such tools produce incorrect results and may lead to permanent loss of data. For example, the CRC or checksum of the file that many such tools are using may identify completely different files as duplicates.
  2. Similar Files – This mode can find similar documents. It is very precise, as a result, it is the slowest of all. In short, you should use it on a smaller subset of files. This is mode can find similar excel, word, txt, pdf, archive and other documents. It can not find similar photos or similar audio files. This article: Which Duplicate File Finder To Choose? explains why we have developed dedicated tools for those tasks.
  3. Similar File Names – this is a fast scan mode that can find similar or duplicate file names. For example, it is useful if you want to find files that are named like: “My Essay (1).doc”, “My Essay March.doc”, “My Essay 2019.txt” and so on. A tutorial for the above two modes is available here: Find Similar Files and Similar File Names
  4. File Size – searching for duplicates by file size is not a reliable method. However, in many cases, it can be helpful. It is extremely fast and you can use it for very large drives. If the files are large the chance for two files to be different and to have exactly the same size gets very low. In conclusion, for large files it is acceptable to use it. As always we do recommend that you review the results prior to removing any files.

Fastest Duplicate File Finder – Tutorial

If you are new to the tool take a look at this tutorial: How To Find Duplicate Files?

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

Fast Duplicate File Finder 5.4.0.1 – Autocheck Shorter/Longer file names

Fast Duplicate File Finder 64 Bit Version

MindGems Duplicate File Finder New Auto-Check Features

Fast Duplicate File Finder is recognized as the the fastest and the most reliable duplicate finder on the market. Any tool that claims faster performance compares MD5, CRC, size, dates, names or other unreliable properties which may lead to incorrect results and loss of valuable data.

Fast Duplicate File Finder (FDFF) performs real byte-to-byte comparison and guarantees that the identified files are 100% duplicates. If a tool finds more duplicates than FDFF that is not a sign of better performance – it is a sign of poor detection algorithm and one should really check the results provided by such tools deeper with a proper DIFF tool or a HEX editor.

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New Auto-Check Features

The auto-check feature in the duplicate file finder is redesigned and includes options to auto-check files with shorter or longer file names. This is really handy in cases of files with prefixes or sufixes like Copy (X) of or Filename Copy (x).ext. The tool can now mark automatically the files based on the file name length. It is possible to keep the file with the shortest name or the one with the longest.

As the list of auto-check options grows larger and larger we have now grouped them in a drop-down list. It includes:

  • Smaller File Sizes
  • Bigger File Sizes
  • Older File Dates
  • Newer File Dates
  • Shorter File Names
  • Longer File Names

More auto-check options will be added as needed.

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Duplicate File Finder

This version also includes a fix for a crash that was caused if a damaged DNG file was previewed. A fix for “Protect system files and folders” option is applied. In some cases if the option was enabled certain sub-folders in the “USERS” folder were not included in the scan.

A list of all the new features can be found on the Duplicate File 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 Duplicate HEIC, HEIF, HEVC images – VSDIF 7.5.0.1

Find Similar Heic, Heif, Hevc images

Find similar and duplicate .heic, .heif hevc images

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 7.5.0.1 Provides Support For .HEIC, .HEIF HEVC Encoded ImagesVisual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder provides support for the High Efficiency Image File Format  – .heic and .heif images. These image formats are supported via external codec. First of all, you have to install the heic codec prior to running the latest version. There are many HEIC codecs freely available on the Internet – just search for “heic codec”. Installing one on your system is all you need to do in order to enable the support for HEIC files. We have tested the “CopyTrans” heic codec with VSDIF and it is working properly. The performance of HEIC file comparison depends on the installed codec, therefore, a stable and fast implementation is a MUST. This new feature is available in the PRO and CORPORATE versions of VSDIF.

How To Find Duplicate HEIC, HEIF, HEVC Photos

The process of finding duplicate heic photos does not require any special settings bedsides the heic codec. Just add the folders that should be scanned and the duplicate photo finder tool will do the rest automatically. You can compare heic file with jpg or any other image file that is supported by the tool. A detailed tutorial on how to find duplicate photos is available on our web site. Here are some of the supported image format:

  • JPEG Bitmap (*.jpg;*.jpeg;*.jpe)
  • Compuserve Bitmap (*.gif)
  • Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
  • TIFF Bitmap (*.tif;*.tiff;*.fax;*.g3n;*.g3f)
  • JPEG2000 Files (*.jp2)
  • JPEG2000 Code Stream (*.j2k;*.jpc;*.j2c)
  • Targa (*.tga;*.targa;*.vda;*.icb;*.vst;*.pix)
  • Paintbrush (*.pcx)
  • Windows Bitmap (*.bmp;*.dib;*.rle)
  • Windows Metafile (*.wmf)
  • Enhanced Windows Metafile (*.emf)
  • Windows Icon (*.ico)
  • Windows Cursor (*.cur)
  • Wireless Bitmap (*.wbmp)
  • Portable Pixmap (*.pxm;*.ppm)
  • Adobe Photoshop (*.psd)
  • 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)
  • DICOM Images (*.dcm) (only in Corporate version)
  • HDPhoto Images (*.hdp; *.wdp; *.jxr) (only in Pro and Corporate versions)
  • WebP Images (*.webp) (only in Pro and Corporate versions)
  • HEIC Images (*.heic) (requires external WIC codec) (only in Pro and Corporate versions)

 

High-Efficiency Image File Format

High-Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) is a file format for individual images and image sequences. It was developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and is defined by MPEG-H Part 12 (ISO/IEC 23008-12). The MPEG group claims that twice as much information can be stored in a HEIF image as in a JPEG image of the same size, resulting in a better quality image.

The HEIF specification also defines the means of storing High-Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC)-encoded intra-images and HEVC-encoded image sequences in which inter prediction is applied in a constrained manner.

HEIF files are compatible with the ISO Base Media File Format (ISOBMFF, ISO/IEC 14496-12). They can also include other media streams, such as timed text and audio.

HEIF image files are stored with filename extensions .heif or .heic.

Find Similar HEIC, HEIF HEVC Photos

You can download the latest version demo here: Duplicate Image Finder or use the link in your registration email to download the update for free if you already own a license for any of the 7.x.x.x releases.

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!

Easy Web Gallery Builder 2.1.0.1 – Improved Performance

Easy Web Gallery Builder creates web gallery for local and web viewing. It saves the hassle of converting the images, resizing them and generating thumbnails. EWGB provides multiple high-quality scaling algorithms that will match even the highest demands. It supports all popular image formats and in addition to that it can process 300+ RAW image file formats.

Faster Image Resize And Thumbnail Generation

This version provides optimizations for thumbnail generation and faster image resize. It also adds a fix for the “Long Image Description” which was missing in the slideshow gallery mode.

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

Create Thumbnail Galleries

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.

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!

Find Duplicate And Similar Songs – Audio Dedupe 4.3.0.1

Find Similar Music

Find Similar MP3 – Audio Dedupe 64 Bit

Audio Dedupe 4.3.0.1 –  Find Similar Songs

Audio Dedupe is the best tool for finding similar and duplicate songs. It can compare audio files even if they are stored in different audio formats. This is a task that no standard duplicate finder can achieve. If the songs have titles and artists the tool can search those for similarities too. Find what is new in this release below.

Fast Save, Load and Export

Fast is actually not very proper description for this optimization as it can be hundreds of times faster on large projects. The code is completely redesigned and provides lighting fast performance. It can load, save or export hundreds of thousands of results in seconds.

Option “Match full path” in Advanced Auto-Check

This option makes it possible to exclude folder names that contain certain characters or words in the name. In past version there was an option to match only file names.

Duplicates and scanned files count

Duplicates and scanned files count are displayed above the results grid.

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Find Similar MP3

Find Similar Songs

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 WebP

Find Similar And Duplicate WebP Images – VS Duplicate Image Finder 7.2.0.1

Find Similar And Duplicate WebP Images

Find Similar And Duplicate WebP Images

Find duplicate WebP images – VSDIF 7.2.0.1

The latest version of Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder provides support for the WebP image format. Google announced it as a new open standard for lossy compressed true-color graphics on the web. Current WebP implementation supports both lossy and lossless compression including alpha (transparency) channel. (Find more information on the WebP image format below)

The corrupt DNG images issue

We received complaints from our users who use Adobe Lightroom and DNG files. They reported that VSDIF may crash on preview and/or scan of damaged DNG files. Our research on the topic fond many forum posts regarding DNG files and Adobe Lightroom – Google for “dng+files+lightroom+corrupt”
We have not investigated those in detail. If you have experienced issues with DNG files you should check those posts. Also, make sure to check the version of Adobe Lightroom that you are using. We have not analyzed those in details nor we claim that a relation between the damaged DNG files and Lightroom exists. According to the search results, such a possibility can not be excluded. The latest version of VSDIF can not load the DNG files as they are corrupt, but it will not crash.

We have already provided a pre-release fix for the above issue to all our customers. It is included in this new version too.

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WebP – A new image format for the Web

Here is a quote from Google:

” WebP is a modern image format that provides superior lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. Using WebP, webmasters and web developers can create smaller, richer images that make the web faster.”

Announced in 2010 the format aimed to produce smaller files of similar image quality to the popular JPEG scheme. Later Google announced WebP support for animation. They added support for ICC profile, XMP metadata, and tiling (compositing very large images from maximum 16384×16384 tiles) too. Google began to experiment with lossless compression and support for transparency (alpha channel) in both lossless and lossy modes; support has been enabled by default in libwebp 0.2.0 (16 August 2012). According to Google’s tests a conversion from PNG to WebP results in a 45% reduction in file size when using PNGs found on the Internet. A 28% reduction in size was achieved when compared to PNGs that are re-compressed with pngcrush or PNGOUT.

WebP Support

Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, the Opera browser, and other tools and software libraries support natively WebP. Developers have also added support to a variety of image editing tools.

Folder Size 4.2.0.0 – Buttery-Smooth Pie and Bar Charts – View Folder Sizes Better

List Files Inside System Volumt Information, Backup Folders and System Folders

Folder Size – Free Disk Size Analysis

As already announced, the latest version of Folder Size is no longer using Adobe Flash for its charts as it is an outdated technology and a potential security hole. The new charts introduced in version 4.0.0.0 were good, but we took a step further to make them GREAT.

Improved Chart Performance and Hardware Acceleration – Smoother Graphics and Fonts

The new release enables hardware acceleration for the charts which dramatically improves performance. The new charts will run at least three times faster and possibly even more depending on the hardware configuration – the video card installed in the system. The quoted “3 times higher” performance should be easily achieved even with a basic onboard graphics card. No changes are required on the user end in order to enable the hardware acceleration – installing the new version is sufficient to make it work.

Pie Chart of Folder Sizes

Pie Chart of Folder Sizes

Besides the performance optimizations the charts now look smoother which includes both graphics and text. There is a better anti-aliasing (Cleartype) algorithm that eliminates any jagged edges.

Colors are replaced with softer, yet pleasing alternatives that are easy on the eyes.

Some small bug fixes not worth mentioning in details are also available in this release. A list of all the new features and fixes can be found on the What’s new page of Folder Size

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