+ Improved compatibility with the latest macOS and Photos app.
+ Made PhotoSweeper even more awesome by fixing issues reported by our customers.
Ratings and Reviews
Actually works and reliable!
So I just backed up my iPhone today because the last time was in January… I noticed that every time I uploaded all of my photos to my iPhotos, it would duplicate every photo. It has been doing that for a while and I need to contact Apple for that matter. So I downloaded a few free Photo duplicate apps and they seemed to be working… They helped me removed a good amount of duplicate photos. But after all of this, I quickly surfed through my photos and there was still duplicates left! The free applications were saying they were no more duplicates remaining which meant they wanted you to pay money for the rest. I rolled my eyes and quickly googled the best applications that were legit and did their job. This application’s name popped up but when I opened it through the Appstore, the price made me grind my teeth. I quickly saw the ratings and the great reviews and I wanted the nightmare to end immediately. I purchased the application and within minutes, I had roughly 600 duplicate photos that were detected and immediately deleted. I do not regret this purchase, all the weight from my shoulders have been lifted off. All I know is that if this ever happens again, this application will have my back. A big caution to all potential buyers, the more photos you have, the longer it’ll take. For example, don’t expect the application to go through 70,000 photos within the next 10 minutes, it’ll take time which is normal.
Wow! Best clean up tool for photo libraries I’ve ever come across
This tool does a great job of finding duplicates, not just exact duplicates, but photos that have been rotated, resized, or are even just very similar. It also has a great set of default rules for figuring out which image to keep automatically, which can save hours. But what most impressed me about this app, is how fast it is! I have two very large libraries of photos, about 45K in iCloud Photo Library, and another 60K or so in Lightroom. Any operation that involves scanning so many photos usually can bring either of those apps to a crawl, sometimes waiting days for an operation to complete (even when the entire library is on SSD). But PhotoSweeper just rips through those thousands of files so fast, it’s unreal. I think Apple and Adobe could maybe learn a few things from this software, I was totally not expecting this kind of performance from a third party app.
PhotoSweeper is incredible!
My photo library became corrupted by backing it up with defective backup software which created 68,000 duplicates with only 13,000 originals. I had 70 duplicates of one photo! I ran side-by-side comparisons and used ‘exact duplicate’ to compare my photos. PhotoSweeper went through all photos and gave me a listing of each photo and its duplicates to review. One photo was marked for keeping while all the duplicates were marked for possible deletion (only if you choose automark). I looked at the duplicates and the jpeg number was the exact same jpeg for all duplicates. I then chose to move the photos to PhotoSweeper trash. So, yes, PhotoSweeper did its job. I could never have gone through all 79,000 photos and found 68,000 duplicates and kept my sanity. And all this for $9.99. Incredible app and incredible support. Emailed support and received an answer in 10 minutes. Highly recommended!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.