How to find duplicate photos and remove them?
Many of us often take burst shots, i.e., continuous captures. Most smart phones, including iPhone and Android phones, support burst shooting.
Sometimes, you may take burst shot without knowing — simply because your finger slipped a little bit and activated the function! For example, when you tap and hold the white circle in iPhone Camera and slightly moved your fingerpoint to left a little bit, iPhone Camera starts to take burst shots. Burst-shot gestures, i.e., orders, vary among different devices. These duplicates can take up much of your storage space. If you are troubled by photo duplicates, this blog is right written for you.
These duplicates can take up much of your storage space. If you are troubled by photo duplicates, this blog is right written for you.
How to detect duplicates of a burst shot on iPhone?
How to detect duplicates of a burst shot on a windows computer (PC)?
1. How to detect duplicates of a burst shot on iPhone?
As we've mentioned prior, the burst-shot gesture of iPhone is a bit tricky. Well, finding a burst can also be tricky. Now, the question is, after taking a series of continuous captures, how can you find them? After all, what you can find in 'Photos' seems to be just one single photo. Below's steps.
- Tap to open iPhone 'Photos'.
- Find and tap to open the seemingly single photo you took. You'll see 'Burst (#number# of photos)' on the top left corner.
- Tap 'Select...' at the central bottom. Now, you've entered duplicate detection mode.
- You can now see 'Choose Favorites' at the center of the top banner, and a series of captures at the bottom banner which has a small grey inverted triangle on its central top as well as a small grey round dot below.
- Now, swipe to locate to any of the capture. By swiping, you can browse them quickly.
- You can select a capture or captures, and then tap 'Done' on the left-right corner to decide which one is to be saved or deleted.
Since Android phones have similar gestures, I don't overtalk here.
2. How to detect duplicates of a burst shot on a windows computer (PC)?
A. Use the Windows File Explorer
Windows innate File Explorer is unable to detect image duplicates. Therefore in this way, you are going to find and compare all the pictures one by one, from one folder to another, manually. This is time consuming and not recommended.
B. Use the 3rd-party software Fotosifter
There are several photo organizing applications available in the market. After research and investigation, I found that Fotosifter is very a very suitable picture sorter for homemakers, seniors, school teachers and such. Read the steps below.
- Lauch Cgaga Fotosifter; import the photos in which there might be duplicates that you want to detect.
- Click 'All' from the left-side tool bar.
- Click 'Similar' from the top tool bar. It should be particularly noted that the diction 'Similar' contains the meaning for both look-alike pictures, burst shots, and exactly-same duplicates.
- Wait for a while, and then you'll be presented with all the photo duplicates and similar images. Done!
- Right-click the duplicate(s) or burst capture(s) you want to remove, and then click 'delete' from the sub-menu. Done!
If you are one of these users, then I would recommend you a PC software called Fotosifter. There is a smart photo filter built in Fotosifter which empowers you to presort pictures fast.
It's easier to find photo duplicates from a computer. As for Windows PC, its innate File Explorer is enable to automatically detect similar and same images. With Cgaga Fotosifter's powerful photo duplicate detector, finding out duplicates from a pool of photos is a piece of cake! What are you waiting for? Free download Fotosifter and try it now.