Scan by Image Duplicate Detection
Finding duplicate images is always a time-consuming task. Although we have programs like PictureEcho that help us find duplicates within seconds, what if we were able to look for duplicates of a specific image?
This feature is a breakthrough in duplicate & similar images detection and luckily PictureEcho is amongst the first to introduce it. So let’s take a deeper look into how it helps us find duplicate photos.
The first step of the process requires downloading PictureEcho and installing it. Once you have installed the program, launch it. Upon launching the program you will come across the user-friendly interface of PictureEcho that allows users to easily perform scans for duplicate & similar photos using various scan types. As you can see in the screenshot below PictureEcho allows to scan for duplicate images by hash, duplicate images on cloud drives, Adobe Lightroom images (all versions), and even provides a useful utility to clean empty folders. Click the Scan Mode drop-down menu and select Scan by Image.
Now you will need to add a Source Image and Target Path. The source image refers to the image you want to scan for duplicates of. Target path refers to the location you want to scan for duplicates of that image.
Now click Start Search to start the duplicate image scan. PictureEcho will display the results including duplicate images along with the details. Click OK in the scan results pop-up to be able to view all the duplicates listed out.
Now that the duplicate images have been detected, you have some options on how to proceed. However, first, you will need to select the images you want to deal with and others you wish to keep. You can choose to retain images based on their date of creation, size, resolution, and even their location.
You can either select the images manually by clicking the checkbox next to each image in the results interface, but this won’t be a practical option if there is a big number of images to work with. You can click the Select Duplicates button and select an option of your choice. The next step is to click Select Action and choose if you want to permanently delete the duplicate images or move them to a folder.
This feature is quite handy when it comes to detecting duplicate photos as seen in the steps above. The scan process itself is efficient and strong thanks to the smart algorithm that works it’s magic. The easy-to-use interface makes it an even better experience.
Vikas Medhekar is a tech enthusiast. He has accomplished MBA in Financial Markets and MCom in Management. He loves writing blogs on technology & computers to help users make their digital life easier.