Do you use iPhoto on your mac for your photos and images? Do you have duplicate images sitting in your library? Enter ADD For iPhoto. It is designed to work with iPhoto '11 (version 9.3) and will scan your library for duplicates that have accumulated over time and waste hard drive space.
ADD for iPhoto was designed from the ground up to be safe. Safe with respect to your images and the iPhoto library. ADD uses only approved Apple APIs. It communicates directly with iPhoto in order to get its job done; guaranteeing that there will be no “funny business”. We have not reverse engineered the iPhoto database in order to achieve our goals. We certainly had the option to do that; but decided it was too risky of a proposition given that the structure changes with almost every update to iPhoto. The APIs on the other hand have remained stable. The bottom line is that ADD for iPhoto is the safest way available to remove duplicates from your library.
ADD for iPhoto will never delete anything with its default settings. Detected duplicates are simply tagged with keywords. They are: •ADD Unique •ADD Processed •Date Duplicate •Filename Duplicate •Hash Duplicate •Hash Original •Hash [x] Set: •ADD Similar [x]
√ Full Library Scanning
√ Scan a selection of images
√ Finds absolute duplicates and potential duplicates.
√ Find visually similar images with Auto-ImageIQ
√ ImageIQ a selection of images to find visually similar pictures.
√ Many Advanced Options
√ Ultimate in safety. ADD For iPhoto only uses iPhoto APIs to do its job.
√ Get organized!
√ Save space.
√ Speed up iPhoto.
When processing is complete, check your keywords for Hash Duplicate, Date Duplicate, or Filename Duplicate. . . . If you've used ImageIQ look for "ADD Similar 0" through to "ADD Similar 8".
Basic usage guidelines are available at our support website. There is also a tutorial on what to do once ADD for iPhoto has finished its job.
It certainly makes the chore of de-duping easier.
ADD For iPhoto REQUIRES iPhoto '11 (Version 9.0 or greater).
Ratings and Reviews
Although I know I have hundreds of duplicates, this app found none, but kept pushing other app add ons to find duplicates. A total waste of time and money.
It works… sloooowwly
On my early 2008 Macbook Pro running iPhoto 9 this software works, but at a snail's pace. I did a small batch at first, just as a test, and even finding duplicates 70 images took over 5 minutes to process. I'm running a batch now that contains all of my photos from 2010 (about 4500 pictures), and it started at 8am this morning and it's at about 70% complete now at at 5pm. I still have about 10,000 more pictures to process, and I don't look forward to the long wait.
That said... this application is cheap, and it does what I want it t do. I just wish is was a bit faster.
No instructions included, says pix are flagged, yet no instructions on how to ID the flags on the pictures, no menu item to help you. The app is obviously doing something, yet it is not clear how the flags are displayed, which makes the app useless, if I can't see then delete the dupes. The developer needs to be specific on the steps to flag and see the flagged pix so you can delete it. I have 20,000 pix and I know there are at least 4000 dupes, yet this app is not a solution at all, just because it is cheap doesn't mean it is Ok to do nothing, raise the price and have it do something.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.