Is there a tool to help me consolidate all these image files?
October 26, 2010 10:02 AM Subscribe
MacFilter: Looking for a program or shell script that will allow me to quickly and easily scan my computer (Mac) for duplicates of images and consolidate them so that aren't redundant copies taking up space everywhere.
posted by Bengston to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I am currently working for an employer who takes a lot of photos, a lot, and for whatever reason (most likely do to having changed assistants a number of times over the years) many of these files have been duplicated and placed into different directories for various reasons (sets for printing, edited versions with originals, etc.) Now that I am in charge of this mess of files I am trying to get some basic organization done so that I can find what I need and not fear deleting things which are overly represented. I am looking for any program that can compare images, not just file names, and then alert me to duplicates. It would be best if I could set up some sort of system to automate this as much as possible. I have some level of comfort working in the shell so I wouldn't be opposed to some script that could do this for me, but something with more of a UI would be better as it may be helpful to be able to look at the images from time to time if they have a novel filename or something.