View Full Version : Good dupe image removal tool?

01-21-2008, 02:49 PM
I have ended up with a bunch of duplicate images on my drives.
So far, I've only found programs that rely on the images being in the iPhoto DB.

Mine are not, they are in Lightroom and I have removed iPhoto.

I tried importing the images temporarily into iPhoto, but it kept crashing during the import (thus, it is history).

Manual removal isn't really a good option as we're talking about files in the range of 3TB total.

Any suggestions?


01-22-2008, 10:23 AM
Not sure......would checking by file name help?

If the dupes have similar file names, there are lots of tools out there that will help find/clean up dupes based on file info.

02-01-2008, 10:05 PM
If only it were that easy :D

I'd need to compare file size as well. Some programs do a bit by bit analysis, but they are either Windows or need the photos to be in the iPhoto Library.

02-02-2008, 09:13 AM
Jim, what format are you saving those Lightroom files? If JPEG then check this out PiXcompare http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12727 (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12727)
and it's free. k