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Old 04-06-2017, 11:51 PM
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finding duplicate images

I just realised I don't know where some of my high resolution images are stored. I found the low res ones. I know there is image matching in google search but trying to figure it out ...
Can google search on my own computer to see all the duplicate images?
Some suggest downloading a free program, various ones suggested -- does anybody here have experience with this? I'd really appreciate the advice.
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:05 AM
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Re: finding duplicate images

Google can't search your computer unless there is something new or a program to that specifically.., but if you posted the hi res online,it could find those.

I know Google retired a program called Picasa - when installed it would search your files for all images on your computer and find them..

I think there are a few other photo programs that will find images on your computer and place them into the program for you, I can't think of the names of those. Probably some new ones I don't know about..
Aren't most of your images stored in your pictures/photos folders?
you should be able to sort by file size , to find the hi res..

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https://www.google.com/search?q=phot...e+files+for+me
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:26 AM
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Re: finding duplicate images

Thanks! I appreciate your quick reply!
-- I did find a review of a program called visipic -- it looks good. I'm not sure if it's updated to 2017. I would like to hear from somebody who has actually had the same problem and know what they used.
I took a quick look at your link and there may be something there I may use but it's now 11:30pm and I promised myself to get off the computer and go to bed!
My art photos are stored in a special folder -- not in Pictures. The problem is that life has been haywire for the last few years and I got into bad habits. I know I took photos of the last two shows -- I even have some printouts. I have all the edited images for the web but don't know where the high resolution ones are and I'm dizzy looking for them.
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Re: finding duplicate images

I would use File Explorer with the files sorted by size. Files with the same name but different sizes would show next to each other on the list.

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Old 04-07-2017, 11:48 AM
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Re: finding duplicate images

Thanks Yorky. This might work if I knew the original name of the image -- I renamed the ones I've edited. I can think of various manual ways to find ALL images not in PICTURES but they seem pretty unwieldy. The darn things are floating here and there. Another way would be to see if the originals are on a camera card or flash drive. But even if that does this particular job, I think I'd like to clean up my computer images anyway. Regrets!
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Old 04-10-2017, 04:19 AM
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Re: finding duplicate images

I find VisiPics also very handy for searching for duplicate images

http://www.visipics.info/index.php?title=Main_Page
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Re: finding duplicate images

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I just realised I don't know where some of my high resolution images are stored. I found the low res ones. I know there is image matching in google search but trying to figure it out ...
Can google search on my own computer to see all the duplicate images?
Some suggest downloading a free program, various ones suggested -- does anybody here have experience with this? I'd really appreciate the advice.
Thanks!

your computer can do its own search. windows 8 and 10 have a magnifying glass in that screen with all the apps. later versions its listed with the other computer's software, you can look in control panel. if you see a file left click and it should give you the location. Now you may have to go into a folder and in where to click to unhide folders, because they are probably saved in a url like this c:/users/public/appdata/1 of these 3 folders Local LocalLow Roaming You may just wanna check that for yourself before you search. in the url you may be better off using computer name than Public.

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Re: finding duplicate images

A bit late in the discussion but the easier way to find duplicated images it to make a search on the home folder with whatever file has the extension .jpg ( or .png) .
Write on the search field *.jpg ( or *.png) and let the file browser to scan the universe. It will bring the images in thumbnails, and then you can easily detect by what you see on each thumbnail and the additional information provided under them, where is each image, what size it has, if there are duplicate versions of the same images in different folders etc.
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