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Very good product - just somewhat overpriced. What puts this product beyond the partially free competition is its ability to cleanup the iPhoto library in a meaningful way. Other tools would only remove 100% duplicates. This however can e.g. remove the originals of rotated images, the originals of modified images etc. Of course, a "back to original" is then no longer possible. But: this really frees up an incredible amount of disk space. That feature alone made me pay the money. I think however that at a fraction of the price, the author would actually increase his total revenue, as $40 is too much for many users.
@Shiny22: well, yes and no. Firstly, I DID write that of course this means you won't be able to revert to the original any more. So that's well understood. On the other hand, rotating an image usually does NOT reduce photo quality (given you don't work with RAW). So removing the unrotated jpg and keeping the rotated one saves disk space, but doesn't reduce quality (at least not for the "normal" users, anyway. Also, I don't see how after rotating removing the original, any meta data would get lost. All meta data, including camera, exposure details, geo location etc. are also copied to the rotated versions - no loads as far as I can see. And finally, CleanMyMac gives you the choice on a per-picture basis. So you can still decide to keep originals for some photos, and have them removed for others. So I wouldn't see what would be bad. After all, everyone must decide by themselves. For me as a "average" user with an MBA with a limited capacity SSD, this function is extremely helpful.
Can only agree to other commentors: great start for a free utility. Easy scan, and especially in times of PhotoStream, there's always a good chance of duplicates. That said, I't mid term really like to see the possibility to find (and subsequently remove) duplicates of modified files. E.g. when rotating an image, or performing some image enhancements in iPhoto, iPhoto will keep the unmodified original (in order to always be able to revert back to it). It would be an incredible space saver if one would be able to delete the originals. But I realize that this might require a scan on file system level, whereas iPhotoDuplicateCleaner performs its task by using AppleScript from all I can observe. But anyway, already great the way it currently is. Thanks to the developer for making this available for free!
Indispensable little plugnin - makes following through on notorious non-responders so much easier :-)
Yeah - 1.3 is running fin e under Lion! The original Growl developer had discontinued development, and handed over to the code of GrowlMail to the OpenSource community. And it seems, a new developer has fixed this for Lion. Many thanks, indispensable tool!