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By Gwinno Software, Inc.

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

• 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 and demo-version are available on our site:

What's New in Version 2.0.1

The brand-new version with a bunch of unique features and improvements:
+ Pixel-perfect user interface looking gorgeous on Yosemite
+ User-friendly comparison settings to easily find duplicates, similar photos, series of shots
+ New View Results modes that allow you to compare and mark photos better with just a click
+ Auto-lock folders and rules
+ Integration with Finder and Dock
+ Even a faster performance
+ Other improvements

The update is FREE for all current customers: pay once - use forever.


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Customer Reviews

Worked great for me

Over the years, I’ve managed to get a lot of duplicates because I like to auto rename the files (by date) as they move into Aperture and my wife does not like to delete pictures on her phone after importing. In this case do not import duplicates is broken. I had done a lot of deletion over the years in Aperture using the ‘9’ key and what a pain that was compared to this program. It found over 1000 duplicates (20 GB) in just a few minutes.

I was a little confused at fist on how to find duplicates becuase the full version of this program does a lot (which maybe I’ll use, I figured the 7 extra over the lite isn’t that much and maybe I’ll use other features). To find duplicates, you have to remember that you will be looking at the bottom pane of the window and clicking Compare. At first I thought I could do everything from the menu at the top of the screen but I couldn’t get it to work that way. Other than that, I found what I needed in the help manual easily

Program ran fast with my library (around 1/2 TB) on a bottom of the line iMac 5k.

Save yourself hours of work!

For years I have been done a horrible job organizing photos, so with the purchase of my new iMac I pulled all the photos/videos from all the sources; laptops, phones, cameras. And I put them on my Mac HD, I knew I had hours and hours (maybe days) ahead of me trying to sort through them. Instead I found PhotoSweeper, installed it and within an hour it had identified thousands of duplicate photos, and has an easy to use platform to sort through and compare similar photos.

This app deservers 6/5 stars!

SOOO Helpful!

I travel frequently and take lots of photos. This app just keeps getting better and better. All those similar photos taken about at the same time? By you and someone else? Facilitates deciding which to keep and which to trash so easily. You will not go wrong buying this app. Just don’t forget to use it.

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2015
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Size: 11.1 MB
  • Language: En
  • Seller: Gwinno Software Inc

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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