PhotoSweeper is a fast, precise & super efficient tool to eliminate similar or duplicate photos even in huge photo collections. It works with Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, Capture One and Lightroom media libraries as well as photos from your hard drives and external storages.

“Swift, easy to use, thorough, analyzes specific libraries, can search according to various criteria, offers choices in photo handling” TheNextWeb
"PhotoSweeper packs a powerful punch in de-cluttering any size collection. 9/10" Mac.AppStorm
"PhotoSweeper is a simple and efficient utility for organizing photos. 4.5/5" Macworld
"The interface is a breeze to use. 9/10" MacNews
"I do like this app, it works really well and under the hood is written to utilize the abilities of your Mac." MacTricksAndTips

PhotoSweeper will help you if:

• You take a series of shots of the same scene trying to get the perfect one.
• You edit photos with software like Photoshop, Pixelmator etc., and make backups just in case.
• You have photos scattered on external hard drives and local disks, in Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture or Lightroom libraries.
• You have a mess in your photo collection or just want to free disk space by removing junk photos.


• Easy search of photos
Just drag and drop folders from your Mac to allow PhotoSweeper to find all photos inside. Add more photos from your Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, Capture One or Lightroom library via the Media Browser window.

• Flexible comparison settings
Powerful multi-settings to easily find duplicates, similar photos, series of shots. The app finds duplicate photos, even those edited in external programs such Photoshop, regardless of image size or format.

• “Side to Side” comparison
Find duplicates between two groups of photos while ignoring those inside each group. It allow you to compare the contents of two folders with each other or find similar photos to a single image.

• High speed and quality
PhotoSweeper was developed as a tool for extremely fast comparison of a huge number of photos. Cutting-edge technologies and unique algorithms make searching duplicates incredibly fast and gives excellent comparison results.

• Efficiency
You can regroup the results without re-comparing photos by changing matching level with a slider. Using caches makes the next comparison much faster.

• Marking duplicates automatically
Mark photos you want to get rid of manually, or use the "Auto Mark" feature to mark duplicates automatically based on the list of rules you can adjust to your needs in the Preferences.

• Comfortable viewing results
PhotoSweeper provides 3 modes for reviewing results: “One by One”, ”Face-to-Face" - one or two large photos with an opportunity to mark a photo with just a click, “All in One“ - all groups of duplicates in one list.

• Great photo browsing
PhotoSweeper also serves as an up-to-date photo browser with a built-in search of photos by metadata, Quick Look preview, the "Info" panel with a detailed photo description, including histogram and image metadata (EXIF, IPTC etc.).

A comprehensive user manual is available on our site:

What’s New

Version 3.3.1

Introduced full support of macOS Mojave.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings
lhunath ,

Smart little app, but how come they forgot all about metdata?

This app is impressive in functionality. Very well done on all counts, from ease of use to powerful under the hood.

But... what's going on with metadata guys? If I have a library with tagged JPGs and I import my RAWs, I clearly want the JPGs removed and the RAWs preserved (also - why does your default auto-mark logic do the reverse?); but the app does not transfer my existing favourites, labels, keywords, et al to my new RAWs. This is unacceptable, with a huge long-lived and well-maintained collection of photos, this must be preserved.

It looks like the auto-mark logic is currently set up to specifically preserve files with existing metadata over all other versions, just for the sake of not having to transfer metadata. Why would you delete better-quality source material over low-quality tagged material? It makes no sense, guys.

Against misleading apps ,

waste of time and money

I spend 2 days trying to erase 32000 duplicate images and had no success. They were placed in an ablum and I could cut them all, but the originals remained in my icloud account. In other words they were never really deleted. When I ran the program a second time all the pictures that were suppose to be deleted were remarked indicating they had never really been taken from my account.
I hate how hard it is to get rid of icloud pictures. 32000 pictures are too many to delete one at a time. And this program is just useless. Stay away

Soprano 2018 ,

Not The Best

Purchased this applications based on reviews from others. Must say, I am quite disappointed. Ran the scan 21 times at different setting (similar, same, duplicates etc.) I have only about 5000 pictures (compared with many here with thousands more). Scan missed over 200 duplicates….had to go back in several times in photos and manual remove. not impressed at all.


Gwinno Software Inc
21.5 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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