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** Apple Photos support **

PhotoSweeper is a fast, precise & super efficient tool to eliminate similar or duplicate photos even in huge photo collections. It works with photos from Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, Adobe Lightroom and Capture One 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, Lightroom or Capture One 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, Lightroom or Capture One 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.

• 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 in Version 2.2.4

+ Capture One support.
+ Improved integration with Apple Photos.
+ Made PhotoSweeper even more awesome by fixing issues reported by our customers.


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Customer Reviews

Love update

Do to my great wisdom, when I first started using a digital camera, I would start the photo number to 001, when the numbers got large. Now, I have to check the photos because the numbers can be the same, but the photos different :(. I thought this was an awesome product, but since the update, it is much easier for me. I can just glance up at all the info for both photo’s, instead of having to constantly look back and forth at each photo for size difference, etc. Right now I am trying to work with 18,000 photos. This is going to shorten my time. Thank you. This app is so easy to use, and easy on the eyes when working with alot of photos. By the way, I learned my lesson, and leave the numbers alone :).

It’s magic!

I wish I understood HOW this application did the comparisons. But it works, so so well! I love the adjustments you can make - it’ll find all the photos in a series and I can remove the blurry ones. Great for me right now - lots of shots of my baby but often only one of three is in focus. This app is fantastic - I am so, so pleased with it!!! And it’s amazingly fast. I have a mid-2009 MBP and I’m shocked by how quickly it does the comparisons.

[Updated Review July 2016] Outstanding, outstanding app. I’ve recently found the “time series” function is much more useful than I expected it would be - it lets me quickly group photos from a shoot or scene together. This is one of the most useful apps I have. I highly, highly recommend it.

A Must-Have App for Photographers

I don’t use this app very often, but when I need it, it does the work of filtering out duplicates fast and efficiently. I tend to shoot using a “continuous” shutter release setting resulting in lots of subtly different pictures. PhotoSweeper helps me compare and discard the images I don’t want in a fraction of the time that it would take me in other applications.

PhotoSweeper also helped me locate and discard thousands of iPhoto’s annoying duplicate low rez images that inflated my Apple Photos library after migrating. Thank you for a well-designed and intelligent solution to this perennial problem!

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2.4
  • Size: 14.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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