Quickly lo­cate and delete du­pli­cate pho­tos

Mac|Life - - CONTENTS - Clif Joseph

Free (with IAPs) From Windy Soft­ware, windysoft­ Made for iPhone, iPad Needs iOS 12.0 or later

It’s easy to get car­ried away with your iPhone and shoot dozens of pics, but while Ap­ple’s Pho­tos app is good for or­ga­niz­ing pho­tos that you want to keep, it’s less help­ful when you need to weed out all those un­wanted du­pli­cates. Eric We­lander’s BestPho­tos can come in handy here and help you to delete du­pli­cates, mak­ing it so you just keep the best ver­sions of each photo.

The free ver­sion of the app pro­vides one cen­tral fea­ture, as it can scan your Pho­tos li­brary and de­tect pho­tos that are ei­ther du­pli­cates or very sim­i­lar. It al­lows you to fo­cus on spe­cific groups of pho­tos, such as those from to­day, the last week, or month. You can also scan in­di­vid­ual al­bums, years, or spe­cific for­mats, such as panora­mas or por­trait pho­tos.

Once that’s done, the app will dis­play all the pho­tos that it thinks are du­pli­cates. You can al­low the app to au­to­mat­i­cally delete all the du­pli­cates for you, or browse through the list and se­lect in­di­vid­ual pho­tos that you want to delete. The free ver­sion of the app is cer­tainly worth down­load­ing to see if it can re­duce the clut­ter in your Pho­tos li­brary and maybe even save some pre­vi­ous stor­age space on your iPhone. There’s also a ‘Best’ ver­sion of the app that costs $2.99 and un­locks a use­ful side–by–side com­par­i­son pre­view, as well as more pow­er­ful search tools, and even a ‘stats’ view that pro­vides in­for­ma­tion about the dif­fer­ent shots you take.

the bot­tom line. A use­ful time (and space) saving app for any trig­ger– happy pho­tog­ra­pher.

BestPho­tos can au­to­mat­i­cally search your photo li­brary and delete all du­pli­cates.

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