Best app to remove duplicates from Apple Photos library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jagooch, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. jagooch macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2009
    Denver, co
    I have a large number of duplicate photos in the Apple Photos library after regrettable selecting "consolidate photos" from the menu. It appears to have made 2 copies over every photo I had when I did that, so I have 3 of every photo in my library

    My research has turned up good reviews for Photosweeper( ) , but the app with the most ratings on the App store is Duplicate Photos Fixer ( ) .

    I haven't used either of these but if price = trustworthy then Photosweeper wins. If "most positive reviews" = trustworthy, then the other app wins.

    Has anyone here used either of these app to remove duplicate photos, or even another app that you would recomment?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005

    I used Duplicate Annihilator on a friends library that had a lot of dupes and it worked quite well. I'm not familiar with the others you linked there.
  3. jojoba macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    I generally use Gemini to find duplicates, but I haven't used it with Apple Photos.
  4. mikzn macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2013
    Here is another option - PowerPhotos - great for managing multple libraries and duplicates.
  5. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    I like Photo Sweeper because you can tweak it to compare with different criteria, and use it to help you cull out images that aren't strictly dupes, but maybe parts of brackets, or just a bunch of awful images captured about the same time with say the lens cap on. Heh. IOW, not a one-trick-pony.

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