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Old January 19th, 2019, 12:59 AM
NYKrumrie NYKrumrie is offline
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Is there a program to clean & organize 1,000ís of saved photos?

Over the years I have accumulated many thousands of pictures & videos. I have them saved in several platforms. I have some saved on my laptop, on an external HDD, in Google Photos, in a work Cloud & in my Verizon cloud. Many of these pics & vids have several duplicates as the same pictures or folders holding the pictures were copied & pasted in other locations. It would take me at least a year just to consolidate & separate the individual pictures let alone deal with their duplicates. Back when I was using iTunes there were 3rd party apps you could dump all your music files into & they would separate the song & there copies from one another into a list. Then you could go down the list delete the duplicates & then move the songs into tidy folder or playlists. Iím sure nearly everyone has this same picture problem & itís gotten so out of hand we have given up even trying to sort or organize the photos & videos. So that got me thinking, Iím sure some genius out there has come up with a program/app that can use the embedded meta-data from each pic like date made, size, location stamp etc.. & organize the files into something usable.
Does anyone know of such a program or have any suggestions?
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Old January 19th, 2019, 09:27 AM
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I cannot suggest any but if you do a search using manage media files you will find some utilities that will do what you want.
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Old January 19th, 2019, 12:26 PM
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I've used VisiPics a number of times to identify duplicate photos on a few hard drives, but I don't store anything in the cloud. It's simple to use, and has never identified any that weren't identical photos.
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