Take iPhoto. What’s the one thing all of us iPhoto users have in common? Duplicate photos.
Apple could easily build-in a simple search mechanism that would check the date of each photo, check the size, even scan the image itself, and tell us which ones are dupes (vs. the originals we want to keep).
What would be the fun in that? We wouldn’t look for solutions ourselves. Apple, acting as benevolent dictator, would solve all our problems.
But when it comes to finding duplicate photos in iPhoto, you’ll need an app for that. Thus Apple helps us to fend for ourselves in time of need (which builds character), and helps to stimulate the third party app development industry.
Duplifinder is the simple, elegant, useful, and inexpensive Mac app that does basically one thing. It finds duplicate photos in iPhoto, and gives you options to keep or obliterate (depending on your mood at the moment).
It’s simple. Launch Duplifinder and it scans all the photos in iPhoto.
Duplifinder lets you zoom in on the photos so you can determine which to keep and which to discard. Select which ones you want to delete.
Then, click the Move All Duplicates To iPhoto Trash and the dupes are gone, but not forgotten.
Not forgotten? Yep. As a simple security measure, Duplifinder merely moves the duplicate photos to iPhoto’s trash, so they’re out of sight, out of mind, but not completely forgotten.
Fear not, because Duplifinder only finds duplicates. If you have photos that are similar, cropped, enhanced, or modified in any way, those don’t get selected for destruction.
Simple, quick, elegant, useful, mostly cheap, and a good way to reclaim a little of your Mac’s storage after shooting 713 photos of your child’s kindergarten graduation ceremony.