PhotoSort 2.40

Reviewed by Gary Oldwood

"Advanced similar and duplicate photo finder."

Overview

Photosort is a unique software that searches for identical copies of photos in your digital collection, thus giving you the chance to get rid of duplicates that take up space in the disk. You could say that it is another duplicate photo finder, however this one is not like the rest; apart from searching for identical photos, it also looks for images that are similar but not the same. This means that if you took two shots of a person and she/he has a slightly different pose in each of them, or if the lighting is not the same, Photosort will still display them along with the rest of the results as duplicates.

Installation

Installation is only a few steps long; all you have to do is follow them and in just a few moments the program will be ready for use. It is completely clean from malware and doesn’t come with any additional software other than the core application.

Supported operating systems are Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

Interface

First-timers will be asked to choose program language and afterwards will be shown an introductive message. The contents of the main window change depending on the current step; in the first step you choose the folders that you want to be searched for duplicate photos. The program will then start searching and display the results on step 2, showing thumbnails of the duplicates on the panel located on the left side of the window. Below each thumbnail you can see its file size, dimensions and the date it was last modified, plus right-clicking on it opens it using the built-in mini viewer. After selecting the duplicates you want to delete or move you can then proceed to the third and last step where you choose what to do with the selected files. You can delete, move or rename them, but you can also hide them from the list.

Pros

It is so accurate and lightning-fast that there no chance you’ll get even a bit frustrated when using it. It has a clean interface that lets you easily control it and manage duplicates in any way you want, for example you can delete them, move them, rename them or even ignore them from results list. You can find information for each duplicate either on the columns next to their filenames, or below their thumbnails. In case you want to take a closer look on an image you can open it on the mini-viewer.

The results list doesn’t only include photos that are exactly the same, but also images which are similar to each other but not identical. So if you take a photo of the sunset and after only a couple of minutes you take another shot, when the lighting and sun’s position have changed, you’ll be see them in the results list. The same applies if the same photos are of different dimensions.

Cons

There are no actual cons, it has no bugs and works like a charm.

Alternatives

Duplicate Photo Finder (paid) is very similar to Photosort, and you could say that it’s quite precise as well. It’s all about personal preferences when comparing those two. Another alternative is VisiPics (free), which gives you a bit more control regarding comparison filters.

Conclusion

This software is recommended to anyone who wants to sort out his photo collection and get rid of any unwanted duplicate images. It gets five stars from us without second thought, so get it asap!

Requirements: None

What's new in this version: Improved Browse For Folders dialog; Improved Move To Folder action; Menu reorganization; Reduced program size; French translation update; A minor bug fix

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested PhotoSort on 2 Feb 2014 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
PhotoSort Antivirus Report
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