Duplicate Cleaner for iPhoto
Your rating: Now say why...

(4) 4.75

Manage your photos.   Free
Add to my Watch List
Email me when discounted
Duplicate Cleaner for iPhoto makes it easy to manage your thousands of photos in iPhoto more effectively. It helps you find and remove all your duplicate photos and videos, making your iPhoto library slimmer and faster!
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • Addressed some minor issues that may improve user interface.
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • iPhoto 8.0 or later

MacUpdate - Duplicate Cleaner for iPhoto

Duplicate Cleaner... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
Your rating: Now say why...

sort: smiles | time


Macmanux reviewed on 12 Dec 2012
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!
[Version 1.0.4]

2 Replies

iPhotoDuplicateCleaner replied on 14 Dec 2012
Thanks for using the product. We would like you to know that the feature to find (and subsequently remove) duplicates of modified files, is already there in iPhotoDuplicateCleaner. All you need to do is, select the option "Treat Edited Copies as Duplicates" in the Preferences of the app. With this option selected, the app would find and list the modified duplicates as well. In case of any query please contact us.


Wcoates replied on 18 May 2013
Agreed it does find many duplicates and move them to the trash. It does NOT find originals that have been rotated or otherwise modified and move them to the trash.
That's what I need help with.


LK20 reviewed on 08 Dec 2012
Free and easy of use to maintain my iPhoto library to find my old duplicates photos.
[Version 1.0.0]



billyder reviewed on 04 Dec 2012
Its a Free product to find duplicate images/videos of your iPhoto library. There are no risk to lose your photos/videos as app moves selected duplicate items into iPhoto Trash. It can helpful to save quite amazing space on mac..and such a nice user interface that makes it very handy and easy to use, just need to click on scan button and it wiil detect duplicate images from the library..and most importantly its free..!! I hope, this tool will also available for windows versions.
[Version 1.0.0]


Wnp had trouble on 16 Apr 2013
No luck ! Tried twice and twice hanged iPhoto. Both times I had to force-quit. After 1st crash, when I relaunched iphoto, I got the message "some incoherence have been found in iphoto database" with option to repait... which I did. Second time I waited until iphoto was calm and responsive (no background activity) before launching Duplicate Cleaner, but after some time it gave me again the message "iPhoto is not responsive..." and truly it was hanged !
There wo't be a third try, sorry.
[Version 1.5]


Spinball had trouble on 29 Nov 2012
Unable to contact support, so:
Process: iPhotoDuplicateCleaner [24520]
Path: /Applications/iPhotoDuplicateCleaner.app/Contents/MacOS/iPhotoDuplicateCleaner
Identifier: com.tuneupmymac.iPhotoDuplicateCleaner
Version: 1.0 (1.0.0)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [314]

Date/Time: 2012-11-29 14:56:43.626 +0100
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)
Report Version: 6

Interval Since Last Report: 319517 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 6
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 63 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 2
Anonymous UUID: 3120E1F7-64A1-46B6-A5CE-2FD53D10B5DC

Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 6

Application Specific Information:
abort() called
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '*** -[NSCFDictionary setObject:forKey:]: attempt to insert nil value (key: (0)/Users/xxx/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Previews/2005/Film 6/PICT0002.JPG)'
[Version 1.0.0]

2 Replies

iPhotoDuplicateCleaner replied on 14 Dec 2012
We would like to thank you for trying our product and at the same time we apology for the reported crash and the inconvenience caused. The reported issue is supposed to be removed in the current version (1.0.4). You may please use the same and let us know if that helped. In case of any further query or issue, you can always contact us at http://www.iphotoduplicatecleaner.com/Support.aspx


Spinball replied on 14 Dec 2012
Version 1.0.4 certainly fixes the issue and was able to detect a couple of duplicates in my library. Great! Thanks a lot!


billyder rated on 04 Dec 2012

[Version 1.0.0]

Scaramuccio rated on 29 Nov 2012

[Version 1.0.0]

Version Downloads:7,062
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
Date:15 Apr 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Overall (Version 1.x):
Ease of Use:
Displaying 1-3 of 3
Displaying 1-2 of 2
Displaying 1-2 of 2
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature
Watch Lists are available to
MacUpdate Desktop Members
Upgrade Now
Install with MacUpdate Desktop.
Save time moving files & cleaning
up space wasting archives.
Duplicate Cleaner for iPhoto makes it easy to manage your thousands of photos in iPhoto more effectively. It helps you find and remove all your duplicate photos and videos, making your iPhoto library slimmer and faster!

- -