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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. In the last 8.0.0.1 release, we provided up to 20 times performance improvement.  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 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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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

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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.

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!

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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.

Find Duplicate Photos Faster – 64 Bit Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder

Find Similar Photos Native 64 Bit OS Support

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 7.0.0.1 Even Faster Performance And Support For Larger Image Libraries

64 Bit Version

The latest version of VSDIF adds a native support for 64 Bit operating systems. While VSDIF was already running on a 64 Bit operating systems it had limitations that were applied from the Windows operating system itself – for example 32 Bit applications are limited to using only 2GB of system memory regardless of the memory available on the system. The new version can utilize all the resources of a 64 Bit operating system and perform much faster and handle larger image collections.

Preserve Group Integrity On Sort

Preserving group integrity is now optional and can be toggled in settings. This feature was enabled by default in the previous versions of the tool and was not configurable as breaking the grouping of the images may lead to confusion and the user may end up deleting all files from a group. Due to requests from our users we have made this feature optional, but it should be used carefully. Though it may be dangerous to use, it comes handy in certain cases. For example one can sort files by folder name or other property, select all items with the desired features in the list and use the context menu to check them all.

“Match full path” To Exclude Folder Names From Auto-Check

The “Match full path” option is introduced in the advanced auto-check options. In past versions only file names could be matched. Ticking the option will match the specified pattern against the entire file path which makes it easy to exclude folders with specific names or containing specified characters.

Up To 40% Faster Image Processing

The processing time of JPEG, PNG and JPEG2000 is optimized and is around 30-40% faster than before, but it can reach up to 50% in certain cases. Unfortunately this applies only to the decoding and not to the loading time which is limited by the speed of the storage where the images are located.

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You can download the latest version demo here: 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!

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder (VSDIF) 6.7.0.1 – Released

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Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 6.7.0.1 Adds New Features and Fixes Network Locations Support

Auto-check Images With Larger File Size

The name of the feature is quite self-explanatory – it will mark the files with the larger file size leaving the smallest unmarked. While most user would prefer to keep the larger files as they generally should be the ones with the best quality, there are cases where such option is needed. For example converting a PNG image to BMP will only result in a larger file size while the quality would be the same. In such cases keeping the larger files will be just waste of valuable disk space.

Backup Similar Imaged – Copy Checked Files

The Move/Delete panel is now reorganized and includes also a COPY option. While VSDIF is designed to get rid of duplicate or similar photos this option might come handy for backups and folder synchronizations.

Duplicate Photo Finder Fixes – Network Access and Permission Issues

The latest version adds a fix for incorrectly reported network location size which prevented the move/copy operations. It also includes detailed error report in case of permissions issues. This will provide more information if one tries to set an inaccessible path for the cache location which was causing the application to list zero results.

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You can download the latest version demo here: 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!

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

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!