There used to be a time when we used to have rough pictures or even black and white pictures in which it was hard to distinguish between the eyes and nose of the person – no, we are not exaggerating. The first-ever phone that came with a camera was J-SH04 in 2000, from then till now we have come a long way. Not only have we witnessed the evolution of cameras but also the software that can capture the picture as perfect as ever – with beautiful colors, spotless pictures, and many more editing options.
Since Adobe has switched to a premium service only for its editing software, we have seen several relatively cost-effective options become quite popular.
With the widespread popularity of Instagram and other apps, editing software has come of age. Digital marketing is another groundbreaking factor that has increased the usage of editing software to make the pictures flawless. After all, we humans have characteristics that give more attention to visuals.
When it comes to Mac, who doesn’t know about Mac? Mac and affinity photos are the perfect combo of the latest era – but ever good can lead to bad as well If not taken care of.
Yes, we are talking about the overcrowding of affinity photos in your Mac that can lead to lags, reduced storage, freezes, and much more.
Let’s get started to help you understand how you can get rid of all such problems and make your Mac live much longer – after all it is not something that you can buy after every few days.
What Are Affinity Photos
Affinity Photo is a raster graphics software created for macOS, iOS, and Windows by a well-known company known as Serif. We can say that it is a member of the Affinity Trinity between Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher. Affinity Photo can be purchased from the macOS App Store, the iOS App Store, and the Microsoft Website.
Affinity Photo is the alternative to PhotoPlus that Serif ceased to produce in 2017 to concentrate on the Affinity product line. It has been defined as an equivalent to Adobe Photoshop and is compliant with popular formats like Adobe PSD.
Its features involve RAW editing, color space choices, live displays as adjustments are enabled, image coloring, alpha-composing, black-point adjustment, and optical aberration adjustments. Affinity Photo is always live, with 60 FPS pan and zoom and non-destructive processing.
How to Delete Duplicate Affinity Photos for Mac
All kinds of duplicate files (and not just photos) can be fixed by a single solution, Clone Files Checker. You can use this software to get rid of all the duplicate files and make room for new ones. All the extra photos lying in your Mac’s SSD can be really annoying. Say no more, read below to find out how you can cure your Mac of all the duplicate photos.
Step 1: Download and Install
The first step is to download Clone Files Checker from its website and install it on your Mac. Once it has been installed, you can run the application.
Step 2: Select the Folders
Now simply add up the folders you want to scan for duplicates. You can add up multiple photos, and even opt to leave certain subfolders out of the duplicate scan.
Step 3: Scan Filters
Clone Files Checker provides you the ability to use filters that you can use to determine the scan results. Even though this step is entirely optional, you can choose to alter the scan by specifying a file size range, as well as an upper and/ or lower file size limit.
Step 4: Thumbnail and Lists
Below the start option, you will be able to find the Show Preview option. By clicking on it, you can view the thumbnails of any photos that are detected in the scan. It is a handy feature that allows viewing thumbnails of affinity photos rather than opening every image from it’s location via the Finder. Click Start Search to start the scan.
After having performed a thorough scan, Clone Files Checker will bring up the scan results pop up. You will be pleasantly surprised about the number of duplicate photos detected and the space they have been occupying. Click The Review & Fix button to navigate to the results area.
Step 5: Review & Fix
The Review & Fix option then allows you to view the duplicates in a list form. If you want, you can click on an image to check it’s preview.
Next, you can either select the duplicate affinity photos manually or choose selection criteria from the Select Duplicates menu. This menu provides several options and once you select one, the concerning photos are selected very fast.
Finally, click the Select Action button and choose if the Affinity duplicate photos shall be permanently deleted or if you would like to backup them to a folder.
It is very easy to get rid of the duplicate affinity photos on your Mac. So get the job done using Clone Files Checker now.
Raza Ali Kazmi works as an editor and technology content writer at Sorcim Technologies (Pvt) Ltd. He loves to pen down articles on a wide array of technology related topics and has also been diligently testing software solutions on Windows & Mac platforms.