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by lyntaz / September 30, 2009 8:02 PM PDT

Please can someone help me. I got lazy when putting photos on my pc, scanned a couple fo thousand also. Seems I now have quite a few duplicates. Are there any free programs out there that will find and remove them for me? Dont fancy sitting here for hours doing it.

Also I am after a program that will let me put a name stamp on the corner of photos. Something that is easy to use and will do several pics at once.

Many thanks in advance Happy

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Re: duplicates
by Kees Bakker / September 30, 2009 8:13 PM PDT
In reply to: software help

What's your criterion to see they are duplicate. Such as:
- filename
- filesize
- creation date
- etc?
In other words: how would you do the cleaning if you had to do it yourself?


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by lyntaz / September 30, 2009 8:43 PM PDT
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If I was to do this myself I would just sit there and look at the images, just thought there might be a program that would do this for me. Not really clued up on this type of stuff.

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But that would be difficult.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 30, 2009 11:20 PM PDT
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I can't think of any software that is able to scan two images side by side and tell you for certain that they are the same. The parameters are so varied.

For example, what if one image had a border, and the other did not, or if one image was larger than the other, or slightly lighter/darker, than the other.

If this were me, I would start myself a project, to be carried through in my spare time, cataloging all my photos into different folders and sub-folders, and that would eventually and hopefully, narrow them down so I could see duplicates much more easily.


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Re: software help
by flipbookguru / October 12, 2009 11:36 PM PDT
In reply to: software help

Hi lyntaz,

I cannot think of any software that can compare 2 photos and highlight the duplicates.

However, you may want to try FlipAlbum, as it allows you to go through many pictures on a page. You can select the number of pictures you would like to automatically import to a page, or you can simply go to the auto-generated thumbnail overview to scan through the pictures. I would presume your duplicate pictures are relatively close to one another, in terms of the filename, file date or creation date as you can sort the pictures using those parameters.

FlipAlbum Vista Pro also allows you to watermark all of your pictures at one go with text or picture, i.e., during the pop-n-play encrypted album CD creation process.

For your info., there is a free trial copy at

I hope this meets your needs.

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Duplicate file finder
by saprising / November 18, 2009 3:32 AM PST
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If the scans are really the same, a program such as Duplicate File Finder should work. I like this one that works great on graphic files:

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