edit photo duplicates

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by newtomac29, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. newtomac29 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2009
    I'm no longer "new to mac" and have had my second desktop for a couple of years. For some unknown reason iPhoto has duplicated photos possibly when I upgraded the program or when I transferred files from the old computer to the new. Some of the older photos have 5+ copies! Even the newer ones end up with a duplicate shortly after I upload. I wonder how to set iPhoto to stop doing this and also any recommendations for a good mac program that deletes duplicates? I've saved photos to a removable device and backed up my computer to an external hard drive so I'm ready to experiment. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Are you syncing via cable and via the cloud as that would be the issue?
  3. Ray2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2014
    I use PixCompare or PhotoSweeper. Both are very effective. PhotoSweeper runs faster. I start with PhotoSweeper then when it can't find any more dups, I run PixCompare. Used to be PixCompare would always find more dups but lately, PhotoSweeper seems to be finding all of them.
  4. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    Snapselect is another good duplicate finder. Definitely use one of the dupe finders specialized for photos since they can find stuff like exports, crops, brackets and so on that are technically not duplicate files, but duplicate image captures.

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