Make your iPhoto or Photos library Slimmer and Faster!!
Duplicate Cleaner For iPhoto, a nifty little app, is designed to deal with duplicate photos and videos in your iPhoto or Photos App. It makes the task of finding and removing duplicates in iPhoto significantly easier. It moves all duplicates to iPhoto trash. So it’s safer than ever to remove duplicates.
• Scans your iPhoto or Photos Library for duplicate photos
• Finds duplicate videos as well
• Finds edited copies of photos as well
• Finds all duplicates in a blink of an eye
• Displays multiple copies of same item clusters together in a group
• Automatically keeps one copy safe in each group.
• Can remove all found duplicates in a click
• Completely safe duplicate deletion – moves duplicates in iPhoto Trash
• Can clean Trash to recover your wasted disk space
How Duplicate Cleaner For iPhoto helps you:
• Makes it easy for you to manage your thousands of photos in iPhoto more effectively
• Quickly searches duplicates in your iPhoto, saving you a lot of time
• Allows you to remove all your duplicate photos and videos just in a click, making your iPhoto slimmer and faster!
• Helps you recover substantial amount of disk space (depending on the size of duplicate photos and videos)
Find and remove duplicates with Duplicate Cleaner For iPhoto today. Enjoy your new slimmer, fast iPhoto or Photos library!
macOS 10.14 (Mojave) support added.
Minor Bug fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
AVOID THIS APP!
The App went through my photos and changed the dates of some so that they no longer appear grouped by date when I select “Photos” from the iphoto left-hand menu. So some of my son’s birthday pictures which should be in, say, Feb 2015 are now scattered throughout 2015 so that I can’t find them all at once under the same date. Inexplicably, the date in the photo data itself (found via get info) has been changed. The customer service (clearly a foreign-based phone bank - - I could hardly hear because of the background chatter of other operators on other phones) wanted me to allow them to link into my computer to review “whether there is something wrong with my hard drive” or the software itself. No way would I give a stranger access to my computer. Check out the reviews for the pro version - - seems like a scam they use to try to sell you “hardware improvements” once you allow them into your computer. I’d say this app is a disaster, and I’m not sure why it has 4.5 stars. Big risk. I so wish I had just lived with the duplicates and never run this.
Easy To Use
After years of copy paste, we had 86,000 pics of our kids (ok, our kids feet, eye balls, 30 bursts of pictures of the carpet, but occasionally a good pic of the kids). Moving computers several times we never were sure which pics we already had, so we moved them over and over again.
I ran this app on my library and it worked flawlessly. I had 21,000 duplicates. It showed which pictures it would keep and which ones it would get rid of after it ran. It also dumped all the dups into a special albulm so we could delete just those pictures. It was awesome! Though I’m having a hard time deleting the dups… My boys are so cute… Maybe I’ll just save off that albulm to a different place… Yeah, here we go again…
Bottom line, great app.
XXXXX WARNING!!! THIS IS A DANGEROUS APP!!! XXXXX
I downloaded this app to get rid of duplicates in my Photo Library. Well, it got rid of the duplicates, but it also deleted all the folders I had painstakingly created in Photos. I have around 6,000 travel photos I had organized into folders titled with place names and dates. This app removed all of these folders from Photos. The pictures (in bulk) are still there, but all my hard organizational work is gone, and I’m not sure that I will be able to reconstruct it. It will take a lot of work to redo the folders as best I can, but it will never be as good as it originally was.
I use Time Machine and had a couple years worth of Photo Libraries backed up to an external drive, but there are no organizational data stored in any of them, only the bulk photos. So be advised, having a backup or sequential backups of your Photo Library will not preserve the folders you create. This is an issue that Apple needs to rectify. But just so you know, this app will potentially destroy all your organizational data, i.e. the folders you create in Photos.
BTW, I called their tech support number and had one of their techs use Linked In to rummage around on my computer to no avail. He could not find the folders either, not on my computer and not on my backup drive.
It’s devastating to find out that your handy-dandy new FREE APP has cost you plenty!! So, caveat emptor!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.