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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 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!