In the times that run every time we work and deal with more multimedia elements such as photos and videos , so the space available in our storage units is flooded with this type of files, reducing in some cases, drastically.
That is why, in order to partially solve these types of problems, below we are going to talk about a series of open source programs that focus on the search of duplicate photos in Windows. Here we can add images in the most common formats such as JPG , BMP , PNG , or TIFF , in order to check if there are duplicate images for the input files.
At the same time we will be able to remove these duplicate images , so that the programs we are going to show, function both as software to search , such as removing duplicate photos . At the same time we will also obtain some other information related to the original and duplicated images such as their size, the route or folder , the dimensions, etc.
In the same way we can find other interesting features provided by these duplicate photo finders such as being able to compare images by pixels , viewer of photos , eliminate what we want, check the level of similarity between the original image and the duplicate, and much more.
These are the best duplicate image search engines in Windows
We will start with an open source application called AntiDupl to find duplicate images of multiple locations or folders. In this way, it shows us the list of original and duplicated images in its interface and can also help us to visualize the percentage of difference between a pair of them, where 0 of difference means that they are exact. Thus, we can check if one photo is exactly the same as another, or if there are some differences, having then at our disposal three options to eliminate them .
And we continue with dupeGuru , a useful app for multiple purposes, since it is responsible for finding duplicate music files by scanning labels, while helping us find similar and duplicate images , although it is worth knowing that you can also find other duplicate file types such as DOC , TXT , MP4 , etc.
For this we must first select the option corresponding to the images and then add folders to scan , so once the scan is finished, we can see the results in a separate window . This shows us different columns that include the name of the file, the folder, the size of the image , the percentage of coincidence, etc.
And to finish with these programs, we will talk about Pixiple , another interesting open source proposal for the search of duplicate photos that compares the images by pixels and metadata, showing afterwards the similar or duplicated images . So we can see the photos side by side in their own interface, while offering us the possibility of eliminating it.
In addition to these mentioned functions, we can also use others to exchange images, establish the maximum age of them, or check their hash values.