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VSDIF 8.3.0.1 – Professional Duplicate Photo Finder

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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Best Windows 10 Duplicate Image Finder – VSDIF 7.9.0.4

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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

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

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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.

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

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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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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.

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Find Similar Photos – VSDIF 6.2.0.1 Available For Download

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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VSDIF 6.1.0.1 Makes It Easier To Automatically Select Duplicate Photos

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

The key new features and fixes in this release include:

New Features In Duplicate Photo List

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

New Auto-check Method For Selecting Duplicate Images

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

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Duplicate Photo Finder Fixes And Improvements

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

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

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

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

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Find Duplicate And Similar Photos – VSDIF 5.6.0.1 Is Released

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Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder 5.6.0.1 is Released And Available For Download

Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder is a superb tool that outperforms the standard duplicate file finders and can recognize similar photos even if they are stored in different file formats. It can compare a jpg, png and a RAW file for example and identify that they are similar. This is a task that can not be handled by common duplicate file finders that are available on the market.

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The key improvements in this release extracted directly from the Duplicate Photo Finder’s What’s new page:
Version 5.6.0.1:

  • In Filter dialog added option to filter folders by name using wildcards
  • Clicking on the folders grid header icons now checks/unchecks all folders
  • Browse for folder dialog is updated so if no folders are checked – the currently selected folder is added
  • If delete/move file operation failed, hex error code is shown in the log
  • Added checkbox “Zoom To Fit” in the large preview window

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

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The Key New Features Of The Duplicate Photo Finder Tool

Filtering Duplicate Photos

A handy new option is added in the filtering dialog that makes it possible to filter folders by a phrase including wildcards. For example if the text “copy” is added – all the folders that contain “copy” in the name will be matched. Combinations of phrases can be used by separating them with a vertical line e.g.: “copy|backup|bckp”. In this example along with the folders that contain the phrase “copy” in their name will be listed also the ones that contain “backup” and those that contain “bckp”. A more sophisticated example is “b??(*)*” – it will match all folders starting with “b” followed by two characters then an opening bracket followed by one character and then a closing bracket followed by any number of characters. If the example is not clear enough the asterisk denotes that zero or more characters should be present and the question mark denotes that exactly one character should be present at that position. The combinations are endless and it is easy to match any folder’s name with high precision.

Duplicate Photo Finder User Interface And Features Improvements

Clicking on the folders grid header icons now checks/unchecks all folders for either exclusion from “Auto-check” or from “Self-scan”. The browse for folder dialog is updated so if no folders are marked, the currently selected folder is added. This makes it easier when adding a single folder to the list.

There is a hex error code for every delete/move file operation that fails. This makes it easier to identify the problem e.g. if the files is in use, if the user account used to start the application does not have sufficient permissions to manipulate the file, it he file is stored on a read only media and so on. All the error codes can be found at the Duplicate Photo Finder FAQ page

A new “Zoom To Fit” check-box in the large preview window makes it easier to view the entire photo by automatically resizing it to fit the preview windows.

There is a small fix in the Corporate version where the firs file in the “-des_list” is not compared in certain cases. This applies to the command line feature and the issue has been present only while comparing “-src_list” vs “-dest_list”.

 

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Find Similar and Duplicate PSD- Photoshop Document Files (Adobe Photoshop) – Duplicate Photo Finder

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How to find similar or duplicate photo files – PSD- Photoshop Document Files (Adobe Photoshop)

Photoshop files can grow quite large and saving multiple versions of the same document can lead to huge waste of disk space. Having in mind that even simpler files can take up to 100 MB, a quantity of even 50 unused files will waste 5 GB of disk space. Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder provides support for over 100 popular image formats and also 300 RAW camera formats. This of course includes the popular *.psd file format.

While a standard duplicate finder can find exact duplicates, it will not help you in such situation where the images are slightly modified or converted to multiple formats. The Duplicate Photo Finder performs a real image analysis and can identify duplicate and similar photos even if they are edited and stored in various file formats. It is the only similarity tool that supports the complex PSD file format. There is a FREE demo of this low-cost tool available for download at the above link.

About Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems.

Adobe’s 2003 “Creative Suite” rebranding led to Adobe Photoshop 8’s renaming to Adobe Photoshop CS. Thus, Adobe Photoshop CS6 is the 13th major release of Adobe Photoshop. The CS rebranding also resulted in Adobe offering numerous software packages containing multiple Adobe programs for a reduced price. Adobe Photoshop is released in two editions: Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Photoshop Extended, with the Extended having extra 3D image creation, motion graphics editing, and advanced image analysis features.[7] Adobe Photoshop Extended is included in all of Adobe’s Creative Suite offerings except Design Standard, which includes the Adobe Photoshop edition. However, in 2013, Adobe announced a new brand – Creative Cloud. And the Photoshop version included in this suite is named Photoshop CC. The CC version( Originally 14.0, and will be continuously maintained and upgraded) has 3D content as Photoshop Extended, which means the standard version is canceled.

Alongside Photoshop and Photoshop Extended, Adobe also publishes Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Lightroom, collectively called “The Adobe Photoshop Family”. In 2008, Adobe released Adobe Photoshop Express, a free web-based image editing tool to edit photos directly on blogs and social networking sites. In 2011, a version was released for the Android operating system and the iOS operating system, followed by a release of a version for Windows 8 in 2013.[8][9][10]

Adobe distributes Photoshop in Windows and Macintosh versions.

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PSD File format

Photoshop files have default file extension as .PSD, which stands for “Photoshop Document.” A PSD file stores an image with support for most imaging options available in Photoshop. These include layers with masks, transparency, text, alpha channels and spot colors, clipping paths, and duotone settings. This is in contrast to many other file formats (e.g. .JPG or .GIF) that restrict content to provide streamlined, predictable functionality. A PSD file has a maximum height and width of 30,000 pixels, and a length limit of 3 Gigabytes.
Photoshop files sometimes have the file extension .PSB, which stands for “Photoshop Big” (also known as “large document format”). A PSB file extends the PSD file format, increasing the maximum height and width to 300,000 pixels and the length limit to around 4 Exabytes. The dimension limit was apparently chosen arbitrarily by Adobe, not based on computer arithmetic constraints (it is not close to a power of two, as is 30,000) but for ease of software testing. PSD and PSB formats are documented.[15]
Because of Photoshop’s popularity, PSD files are widely used and supported to some extent by most competing software. The .PSD file format can be exported to and from Adobe’s other apps like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, and After Effects, to make professional standard DVDs and provide non-linear editing and special effects services, such as backgrounds, textures, and so on, for television, film, and the web. Photoshop’s primary strength is as a pixel-based image editor, unlike vector-based image editors. Photoshop also enables vector graphics editing through its Paths, Pen tools, Shape tools, Shape Layers, Type tools, Import command, and Smart Object functions. These tools and commands are convenient to combine pixel-based and vector-based images in one Photoshop document, because it may not be necessary to use more than one program. To create very complex vector graphics with numerous shapes and colors, it may be easier to use software that was created primarily for that purpose, such as Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW. Photoshop’s non-destructive Smart Objects can also import complex vector shapes.[16]

Photoshop Language availabilities

Photoshop is available in more than 20 languages. These are the following:

Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Romanian, Turkish and Ukrainian. Arabic and Hebrew are added as of Photoshop CS6.[17]

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Photoshop Plugins

Photoshop functionality can be extended by add-on programs called Photoshop plugins (or plug-ins). Adobe creates some plugins, such as Adobe Camera Raw, but third-party companies develop most plugins, according to Adobe’s specifications. Some are free and some are commercial software. Most plugins work with only Photoshop or Photoshop-compatible hosts, but a few can also be run as standalone applications.

There are various types of plugins, such as filter, export, import, selection, color correction, and automation. The most popular plugins are the filter plugins (also known as a 8bf plugins), available under the Filter menu in Photoshop. Filter plugins can either modify the current image or create content. Below are some popular types of plugins, and some well-known companies associated with them:

Color correction plugins (Alien Skin Software,[18] Nik Software,[19] OnOne Software,[20] Topaz Labs Software,[21] The Plugin Site,[22] etc.)
Special effects plugins (Alien Skin Software, Auto FX Software,[23] AV Bros.,[24] Flaming Pear Software,[25] etc.)
3D effects plugins (Andromeda Software,[26] Strata,[27] etc.)

Adobe Camera Raw (also known as ACR and Camera Raw) is a special plugin, supplied free by Adobe, used primarily to read and process raw image files so that the resultant images can be processed by Photoshop.[28] It can also be used from within Adobe Bridge.

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