Duplicate Annihilator
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Find and delete duplicates in iPhoto.   Shareware ($7.95)
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Duplicate Annihilator takes on the time-consuming task of comparing the images in your iPhoto library using effective algorithms to make sure that no duplicate escapes.

Duplicate Annihilator detects:
  • Duplicates
  • Imported thumbnails
  • Imported thumbnails of faces
  • Missing image files
  • Corrupt JPEGs
What's New
Version 4.21.3:
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Improved marking of originals and missing photos.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • iPhoto 5 or later



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ver. 4.x:
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Razz reviewed on 23 Sep 2013
In "unregistered" mode you can scan up to 500 photos. This is certainly sufficient to make a buying decision.

It is a small program and it runs quickly and quietly - nice!

Options for the disposition of duplicates are useful and understandable. I was looking for one more thought, that of moving the photo to the system trash. Instead, it remains in the iPhoto trash and your only choice is to leave it there or delete it in iPhoto. This was never something that I liked about iPhoto and it is not something that Duplicate Annihilator should be faulted for.

I found changing the comments to "duplicate" or "original" as a good alternative to deleting photos. It gives you a chance to review your photos one more time in case there is a problem.

The "Find and annihilate duplicates" button is somewhat understated but that is a style opinion. It could be bigger/more colorful.

This is a great time saver - I think I'll buy it!
[Version 4.13.3]


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Joe Porter reviewed on 24 Aug 2013
It's a one trick pony. But it seems to do that trick very well. I'm not sure how realistic it is but I took off half a star for speed or lack thereof - it takes around 3 hours to go through 11,000 pictures. I feel it ought to be faster, but I've no idea if it could or how it could be faster.

It's easy to use, is explained well and the family licence is very cheap for what it offers.

And it has never fallen over on me. I suspect the dupes that creep in are due to syncing pictures across 5 Macs.
[Version 4.13.0]


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ChadT5655 reviewed on 20 Aug 2013
A software developer by trade, I often write my own scripts to automate tedious tasks in order to have the best control over the end result. After many hours of working on my own and pulling in several open source alternatives, I purchased Duplicate Annihilator for less than $10. Not only has this program identified my iPhoto duplicates MORE ACCURATELY than what I produced after hours of manual and script work, but it did so with no supervision. An excellent software and great support. I highly reccomend this product to anyone who wants to enjoy their photos instead of organizing them.
[Version 4.12.0]


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Baccaroeja commented on 04 Aug 2013
Ok, I am an OS X noob but when I tried this app it told me I have no duplicates in my iPhoto library. Altough I am 100% sure it has tons of duplicates!
As a test I duplicated several with a different name and it still didn't found those.
It does search thru the library though - it scanned the correct amount of photos I have (+5000).

Am I doing something wrong?
[Version 4.12.0]

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Baccaroeja replied on 04 Aug 2013
Forgotten to mention: it did found several thumbnails though.
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Brattoo Propaganda Software replied on 09 Aug 2013
Email us at propaganda@brattoo.com and we'll look into it at once. It is much easier to resolve support issues that way.
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tomtim commented on 16 Jun 2013
my Aperture has many errors after use duplicate annihilator!
This app does not found duplicates.
[Version 4.9.0]

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Brattoo Propaganda Software replied on 17 Jun 2013
First of all; this application is for iPhoto, not Aperture. Secondly, if you experience any kind of problems please email us at propaganda@brattoo.com and we will mot likely be able to help you.
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Ianonline commented on 26 Apr 2013
Before the update I had 0 duplicates with DA.
After update I have 88 duplicates, none seem legit.
Update does make it a tad faster though so that's good.
This app has always been pretty solid so please fix. Thanks
[Version 4.6.0]

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Brattoo Propaganda Software replied on 26 Apr 2013
Email us at propaganda@brattoo.com and we'll do our very best to help you with this issue.
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Brattoo Propaganda Software replied on 28 Apr 2013
Thank you for getting back to us and providing us with some sample images. The problem has been isolated and fixed in v4.6.1, released today.

We have a test suite of about 500.000 images which we run each new version through and apparently none of them had this issue, we apologize for this.
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Dokter_mac reviewed on 22 Mar 2013
I've tried out a few apps but this one is the best for me.
There are many option and it works very fast!
Where other apps failed to recognize the difference between a real photo and a thumbnail this app performed the job 100% well :)
My iPhoto library contains about 45000 photos.
It's also very affordable so I've bought a Family Pack.
A few minor things are lack of translations (I live in Belgium) and the UI coold be better in my opinion (but that's a personal thought).
[Version 4.4.2]


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Tedg reviewed on 31 Oct 2012
Bought and used the Aperture version. Bottom line is that I would recommend this.

But:

— It is not an annihilator at all. It finds suspected duplicates and tags them. That's all. You have to do the deletion.

— The speed. It takes time. But these things do.

— The instructions are incomplete. They do not mention that after the application finishes, you need to do things in Aperture to find, evaluate and delete the photos.

— The Aperture version does not work unless you (with some risk) rename your iPhoto library to be recognized.

I have no idea how accurate it really is. I deleted 3,000 dups. The ones I checked were real dups, but I cannot attest that I did not delete something unique.

It was advertised to be packaged with an orphaned thumbnail remover. Maybe that is built into the app now.

Again. Seemed to do the job well at low cost and in only a few hours.
[Version 4.3.0]


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Terrygoh reviewed on 27 May 2012
Overall comment: SLOW! I can't believe how slow this program is and I'm running it on a Macbook 2.4Ghz with 7200RPM hard drive, 8gb RAM. Just to sort 20'000 photos takes 3 days! And, worse of all, it completely neglected some duplicates despite using it's "Magic Mode" when the file was identical in name.

Would not recommend. I saw some reviews which gave it 5 Stars saying it's fast - I tried it also on my iMac 3.06Ghz and it takes just as long, just minus a few hours! Would not recommend.
[Version 3.6.0]

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Brattoo Propaganda Software replied on 29 May 2012
There are many factors that affect speed so if you experience problems with performance then email us directly and we'll try to help you. Example: on one of our 2.0GHz MacBooks it takes about four minutes to process 1.000 photos.

Magic Mode will not detect duplicates based on filenames since filenames is nota good wary to detect duplicates. Example: the same camera could generate trio photos from two different occasions resulting in two separate images using the same filename.

If you encounter problems with undetected duplicates then email us directly for a speedier response and most likely a solution.
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Misha reviewed on 21 May 2012
It took a while to scan a friend's library (20,000+ photos) but Duplicate Annhilator did a great job of identifying and deleting more than 8,000 dupes that my friend had accidentally re-imported.

And she was ecstatic about only paying $8 for that privilege.
[Version 3.6.0]


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Ckeilah had trouble on 01 Jun 2011
Please let me know if Duplicate Annihilator can work on multiple iPhoto libraries simultaneously and not only remove the duplicates, but also combine the disparate libraries, saving as many extant photos as possible, and at least recovering thumbnails of photos that no longer exist in their original location, thereby consolidating all of my remaining photos in one place without redundancy.
If you can, then you have a sale! :-)
[Version 3.4.1]

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Ckeilah replied on 01 Jun 2011
macupdate won't allow me to edit my previous question, sorry for double posting, but here's another one:

Will Duplicate Annihilator work on Aperture libraries too?

I'm thinking that maybe the best solution is to start fresh with Aperture, have it seek out EVERY photo in EVERY iPhoto Library, folder, package, firewire drive, network mount, etc. and then let Duplicate Annihilator go through the mess and clean it up. Would D.A. be able to kill 5 duplicates, but not the 6th? Would it be able to recognize new thumbnails created from the imported full-res files and delete the old thumbnails, but NOT delete the old thumbnails if that is all that exists?
Unless y'all have implemented some seriously good AI I'm thinking this won't work, but I'd love to be surprised.

Thanks
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Ckeilah replied on 01 Jun 2011
I found at developer's web site, http://brattoo.com/propaganda , that they do have an Aperture version of Duplicate Annihilator!
Also, I should probably have posted my questions via email. Sorry. As was previously mentioned here, there is no way to edit, or delete, a macupdate.com post! :-/

Polaco rated on 28 Dec 2013

[Version 4.16.1]



nmacupdate rated on 29 Jul 2013

[Version 4.11.0]



+26

SpiessensMark rated on 28 Jul 2013

[Version 4.11.0]



+49

DJSquint rated on 22 Jul 2013

[Version 4.10.0]



Gene Gregory rated on 16 Jun 2013

[Version 4.9.0]



+153

Old_guy rated on 29 Apr 2013

[Version 4.6.1]



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Defender rated on 07 Apr 2013

[Version 4.5.1]



+54

Gary_box rated on 23 Mar 2013

[Version 4.4.3]



+52

Spike-James rated on 18 Mar 2013

[Version 4.4.2]



+54

Jason_Milles_76 rated on 17 Mar 2013

[Version 4.4.2]


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Version Downloads:929
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Shareware
Date:09 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $7.95
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Duplicate Annihilator takes on the time-consuming task of comparing the images in your iPhoto library using effective algorithms to make sure that no duplicate escapes.

Duplicate Annihilator detects:
  • Duplicates
  • Imported thumbnails
  • Imported thumbnails of faces
  • Missing image files
  • Corrupt JPEGs


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