Andrew, No software needed. Just file basics:
Make a new folder called NEW Family Archive Photos 2005 on your desktop. Within that folder add new folders as you need, as to dates and families, etc. Plus sub-folders within those folders as you need to catalog these images.
Open up all your other family photo folders and copy all the different photo files you have to the new folders.
You will receive a warning message every once in a while: There is a file called XYX or, whatever, to your images already there. Do you want to replace these files? Click yes.
Once you have your new folders with all the new copied images, review the images and once you have all the images OK'd and you are SURE you are satisfied, delete all the original folders by dragging them into the trash.
All the old photos will be in your new folder called NEW Family Archive Photos 2005.
Assuming that you have not changed the original image than everything should be fine. Rename some of the photos if in doubt.
Check all the original images and rename them before doing anything.
Example: Mom. Do you have 200 photos called Mom in different folders? Be careful!
Hope this helps you.
Hello to all. Over the years I have accumulated thousands of pictures on my HD. Being the family go to guy for computer advice (that doesn't mean I'm good by Cnet standards), I have also accumulated alot of my families pictures during document backup before HD recovery.
Cutting to the chase...what is the best software to help delete duplicates/copies of all the pictures on my system?
Thanks in advance,