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Top 5 Best Duplicate Photo Finder for Mac in 2017 (macOS Sierra Included)

Are you looking for the best duplicate photo finder Mac to remove duplicate photos from Photos app? Many users like me may have tons of duplicate pictures on Mac or MacBook that need to be removed from Photos library. Removing duplicate photos on Mac manually is time consuming and annoying. Want to get rid of all duplicate photos on your Mac easily? Try Cisdem Duplicate File Finder for Mac below to remove duplicate photos and other duplicates quickly and accurately! And I will introduce you other four awesome duplicate photo finder Mac with comparisons.

Below is Duplicate Photo Finder for Mac Reviews Side-by-Side

Product Name Platforms Price Pros Cons
Cisdem Duplicate Finder Mac OS X 10.7 and newer $29.99 for lifetime license
  • Supports real-time scanning results
  • Support scanning iPhoto or Photos.(You only need to drag apps to the main interface.)
  • Has built-in preview function
  • Offers three removal methods
  • Supplies life-time upgrade 
  • Not free and it can't exclude folder.
Easy Duplicate Finder Mac or Windows $39.95(one year subscription)
  • Supports 12 scanning modes for you to choose.

  • Finds a large number of duplicates.

  • Its file-preview feature does not work well.
  • It costs $40 for one computer per year.
  • It sometimes fails to complete actions without explanation.
  • Its interface is a bit complex and not user-friendly.
Duplicate Photo Cleaner Mac OS X 10.5 and newer $39.95 for full version
  • Offers two scanning modes for you to find similar pictures.
  • It scans duplicates very very slowly, and it may take you several hours to scan when you have a large number of photos.
  • Its price is a bit higher compared to many duplicate photo cleaners for Mac.
  • It only works for pictures.
DupeGuru Mac OS X 10.8 and newer. Free (extremely limited) and its pro edition costs $9.99
  • Offers three scanning modes including Standard, Music, and Picture mode.
  • Supports real-time scanning results.
  • It does not work on macOS Sierra.
  • It is not a real freeware because the free version is extremely limited.
  • It doesn’t support instant preview for duplicate files and you may delete the useful ones.
Photos Duplicate Cleaner Mac OS X 10.7 or later  Free (features limited) and its pro edition costs $18.99
  • Displays all the relevant information about a photo such as capture date, location, and other information in a sidebar.
  • Supports added for iPhoto and Photos library.
  • It will take you several hours to delete duplicates when dealing with a large group of photos.
  • It only works for finding duplicate photos on Mac.
  • The “delete” key on your keyboard is not workable when you use it to delete the pictures inside the album.
  • The interface is complex and needs to be improved.

Problems You May Come Across When Using Mac Duplicate Photo Finder

1. Your duplicate or similar duplicate photos and images may not really be scanned or found.

2. Some duplicate photo cleaner may automatically delete or remove duplicate and same pictures that are useful.

3. Some duplicate photo cleaner do not have explanation of duplicate-finding modes, for that they just find some duplicate pictures by filename, this can’t help users find what they want.

4. Some duplicate photo finder are not user-friendly, you have to spend much time in operating these apps and learning how to find and remove duplicate photos or pictures on Mac.

In order to avoid these problems, you’d better choose the best duplicate picture finder or cleaner for Mac to help you find and delete all annoying duplicate photos and images.

The Best Duplicate Photo Finder for Mac

As mentioned in paragraph one, Cisdem DuplicateFinder can find and remove duplicate files fast and accurately by using MD5 value checksum algorithm, it is one of the best duplicate file finder which allows you to find the same photos, videos, documents, spreadsheets, music files, etc.

It is a powerful and easy-to-use duplicate picture finder especially for users whose photos and albums are scattered all over Mac, but it is different from other duplicate picture finders because it compares photos or images in different names just like a human would.

Features:

  • It supports real-time scanning results.
  • It shows scanned duplicates whenever you stop the scanning process.
  • It has built-in preview function for you to confirm before deleting.
  • It offers three removal methods and flexible scan filtering settings for you to find target duplicate files at ease.
  • It auto-selects all duplicate files by default for you to delete.
  • It supplies life-time upgrade though it costs you $29.99 for whole life using.

How to find and delete duplicate photos on Mac?

  1. Download and install Cisdem Duplicate Finder on Mac. Then launch it.
  2. Select a folder or multiple folders to scan by clicking the cross on the left or directly dragging your folders to the large central icon and then click the “Scan” button on the right. Cisdem Duplicate Finder will start to deep scan the whole folders.
  3. When the scanning finishes, the results will be presented in tab view all together. You can delete those duplicate photos to free up space on your Mac. If you want to delete all duplicate images, just click “Select All” and hit “Delete”.

Other Four Duplicate Photo Finders I Have Tried on Mac 

Easy Duplicate Finder

Easy Duplicate Finder is a powerful duplicate finder for Mac to find and remove duplicate files such as photos, documents, MP3s, videos, and more. Just drag & drop folders into the program window and start the scan. It quickly and easily find duplicate image files including JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, GIF. Easy Duplicate Finder will scan multiple sources, folders and devices in order to find and remove the duplicate files, so you can clear up disk space and improve the Mac speed.

Price: $39.95(one year subscription)

Platforms: Mac or Windows

Duplicate-finding algorithm: Byte-by-byte, CRC32 checksum or filenames

Pros:

It supports 12 scanning modes for you to choose.

It finds a large number of duplicates.

Cons:

Its file-preview feature does not work well.

It costs $40 for one computer per year.

It sometimes fails to complete actions without explanation.

Its interface is a bit complex and not user-friendly.

Duplicate Photo Cleaner

Duplicate Photo Cleaner is an advanced similar image finder for Mac that is perfect for professional and amateur photographers, as well as everyone. It looks for similarities in different images and easily finds duplicates as well as photos of the same subject, resized pictures, and edited images. Duplicate Photo Cleaner supports all popular image formats including JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, RAW and many more, which means it won't miss a single duplicate on your Mac.

Price: $39.95 for full version.

Platforms: Mac OS X 10.5 and newer. 

Duplicate-finding algorithm: No explanation.

Pros:

It offers two scanning modes for you to find similar pictures.

Cons:

It scans duplicates very very slowly, and it may take you several hours to scan when you have a large number of photos.

Its price is a bit higher compared to many duplicate photo cleaners for Mac.

It only works for pictures.

DupeGuru

DupeGuru is a duplicate file finder to find duplicate files like music files, pictures on your computer. It can scan either filenames or contents. The filename scanning mode uses a fuzzy matching algorithm that can find duplicate filenames even when they are not exactly the same. It is claimed to be free, but the free version only allows you to delete 10 duplicates in one time. If you want to delete all duplicates in one click, you have to buy one license.

Price: Free (extremely limited) and its pro edition costs $9.99.

Platforms: Mac OS X 10.8 and newer.

Duplicate-finding algorithm: No explanation

Pros:

It offers three scanning modes including Standard, Music, and Picture mode.

It supports real-time scanning results.

Cons:

It does not work on macOS Sierra.

It is not a real freeware because the free version is extremely limited.

It doesn’t support instant preview for duplicate files and you may delete the useful ones.

Photos Duplicate Cleaner

Photos Duplicate Cleaner helps you manage and organize your photo collection effectively by finding all unnecessary duplicate photos on your Mac and removing them safely in a click. It provides an easiest way to find and get rid of duplicate pictures from your Mac.This app scans your Mac to find duplicates photos from a selected drive or folder. And all copies of a photo are deleted except the original one.

Price: Free (features limited) and its pro edition costs $18.99.

Platforms: Mac OS X 10.7 or later. 

Duplicate-finding algorithm: No explanation. 

Pros:

It displays all the relevant information about a photo such as capture date, location, and other information in a sidebar.

It supports added for iPhoto and Photos library.

Cons:

It will take you several hours to delete duplicates when dealing with a large group of photos.

It only works for finding duplicate photos on Mac.

The “delete” key on your keyboard is not workable when you use it to delete the pictures inside the album.

The interface is complex and needs to be improved.

Above all, finding an excellent duplicate photo cleaner is very important in saving time and energy. A good duplicate picture cleaner do help you find and delete those annoying duplicate and similar photos. From the introduction above, we can know that Cisdem DuplicateFinder is the best solution for you to get rid of duplicate photos; it has the highest cost-performance, does more and better than other duplicate photo cleaners. Try it below to remove all duplicate photos on Mac!

Download the free trial of Cisdem Duplicate Finder for Mac Now!

2017-02-15 02:25:50 / Posted byRosa Reyes to Utility Follow @ Rosa

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12 Responses

  • valentine

    Why does it ask me for a code before deleting and where do I find the code

    2 months ago REPLY
  • Rosa Reyes

    Hi, valentine, some of these duplicate photo finders listed in this article are not free, you need to buy a license before deleting. Free trial version only allows you to find duplicates.

    2 months ago REPLY
  • Quincy

    I love your article, please keep up the good work.Say goodbye to my duplicate files...

    3 months ago REPLY
  • Diego Mairena

    Hey, Rosa Reyes! Nice name, where are you from? I am Venezuelan. :) Thank you a lot for this post! Most apps did not help me, but the free one kind of did. It is nice to find such in-depth review of these apps, because right now I have a 10,000-items Finder Folder, and I am pretty sure every two of them are duplicates. :P

    3 months ago REPLY
  • Yuki

    Thanks for your share. These duplicate picture finders all have powerful functions.

    10 months ago REPLY
  • Justin

    Excellent.

    11 months ago REPLY
  • Joshua

    I tried these duplicate photo cleaner, but one of them couldn't help me find duplicates. What impressed me most is Easy Duplicate Finder and Cisdem Duplicate Finder.They really worked, thanks.

    1 years ago REPLY
  • Melantha

    Manually finding all duplicate photos costs me much time, but a duplicate photo cleaner makes it very easy, thank all software developers!

    1 years ago REPLY
  • Isaiah

    Can Cisdem duplicate finder remove duplicates from external hard drive?

    1 years ago REPLY
  • Rosa Reyes

    Hi, Isaiah, Cisdem DuplicateFinder can find and remove duplicate files from virtually any storage devices like internal Mac hard drives, external hard drives, cameras, iPods, USB flash drives, memory cards, etc

    1 years ago REPLY
  • Noah

    I've tried a lot of duplicate photo finders over the years, but i never found a perfect duplicate photo finder which could satisfy all my needs, but i will keep trying. Thanks for sharing these duplicate photo cleaner for me to try.

    1 years ago REPLY
  • Jasonlee

    Excellent, I tried all the duplicate photo cleaner, but Cisdem Duplicate Finder worked best, I would buy it because I can use it to find and remove all duplicate files including photos, thanks

    1 years ago REPLY

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