Photo Cleaner is a handy tool that helps you find groups of similar images and photos, so that you can easily identify potential files to remove and save on precious disk space.

It's perfect for sorting through and organising thousands of holiday pictures or wedding photos. If you or your photographer has been a little too trigger happy, you can often find dozens of very similar images that serve no real purpose. Use Photo Cleaner to find the best photos and then remove the unwanted similar photos with just a few simple steps.

• Intuitive and easy to navigate
• Retina-ready graphics
• Scan individual or multiple folders in one go
• Drag and drop support to add folders before scanning

• Files compared via our advanced similar image algorithm
• Ability to control the sensitivity of our matching algorithms
• Support for Photos Libraries
• Support for external hard drives and network volumes
• Blacklist certain folders and file types to ensure they are never scanned

• Sort groups depending on their similar image count and size
• Quick Look support by hitting the spacebar over any similar image
• Double-check verification screen before deleting similar photos
• By default, similar images are moved to your Trash, allowing for easy and safe recovery

We've worked hard to make Photo Cleaner as simple and efficient as possible for you to use. We would love to hear your thoughts via email and make any improvements to future versions of this app. We intend to have an active development cycle powered by your feedback and support!!

What’s New

Version 1.4

- Huge improvement in scanning accuracy!

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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Mr. Don ,

It worked well for me!

While I do think the user interface is a bit cumbersome, I attribute a lot of that to being an external application interacting with the Photos application and I’m not sure how much tighter a their party developer could make an app interact with an Apple developed app. So, that being said, this worked quite well for me. I have a library of around 25,000 pictures in Photos and I know I have some dupes but haven’t wanted to invest the time in manually finding them. With the accuracy filter adjusted to Highest, it did a good job at finding duplicate photos and very similar ones without a bunch of false positives. Earlier versions apparently were less capable, but this is the only version I’ve used and it does what it promises to do, effectively and efficiently. I especially like the metadata display to right of the screen that allows you to inspect closely the possible differences between located duplicates.

MelGreer ,

Not Yet 😐- Underwhelmed

I own a few FipLab products. I've found almost all of their products useful and of good quality. It is important to remember that their products are mostly utilities, as opposed to full blown apps.

My expectations of Photo Cleaner were that it would be along the lines of a product like SnapSelect (an app once made by Macphun, but is no longer available) which showed multiple similar images and allowed you to determine which you wanted to keep across multiple file types (including RAW) by enlarging, studying metadata and comparing. Photo Clean is a utility for mostly snap shot photographers looking to reduce the number of images taken at the family gathering or the picnic or beach trip or adventure. If you are an advancing amateur or pro, this is **not** the app for you.

Taking into account my overly high expectations, Photo Cleaner did not do a very good job of finding similar images. It often missed photos even when adjusting the sensitivity and it looks and works like a pre 1.0 app. I'd suggest holding off until they are able to refine their algorithms for recognizing similar images better and allowing you to see larger images. Also, from what I can tell, it seems that Photo Cleaner only handles jpg/jpeg files.

jpro18 ,

Good, but current version has some bugs

This program will find any similar pictures that you have... as long as they're over 1KB and the exact same size/shape. I had a situation where a lot of the duplicates I was looking to eliminate were smaller, thumbnail versions of the originals. These were still very obviously the same photos, they were just smaller and/or lower resolution. If that's the situation you're in, this program will not detect those files.

Also, there's a weird bug in the current version (v1.4 as of writing) where it doesn't entirely delete photos if you have them on an external drive. It just gets rid of most of the data of the photo, but finder will still show that the image exists. Of course, because there's no data to the deleted files, you can't move them or delete them. You can only delete whatever folder they're in with them in it.

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