User Manual- Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro

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Thanks for choosing Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro!

Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro is a perfect tool to find and delete duplicate photos. It uses an intelligent algorithm to compare photos and show accurate duplicates. This means it does not find duplicate photos by looking at the filename. The tool compares content, file names, and checks for other parameters that help detect legitimate duplicate photos. Compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS & Android, Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro is an easy, fast, and professional way to locate and remove photos.

As a duplicate and similar photo cleaning tool, Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro gives several customization options that make detecting similar photos easy. Moreover, the drag and drop feature makes adding photos and folders to scan easy. Also, the preview feature allows taking a look at the detected duplicate photos and verifies if the scanning works fine or not.

Other features provided by Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro are also excellent. Selection Assistant helps setting auto mark rules that allow automatically checking duplicate photos, thus making the cleaning process easy. It is worth mentioning that you can exclude folders, manage file formats, and set matching levels.

Using Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro you can:

  • Find and delete duplicate & similar images on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android
  • Preview scan results
  • Customize matching levels
  • Automatically mark detected duplicates leaving one in each group unmarked
  • Find duplicate JPEG, BMP, GIF, Apple Icon Images, MacPaint Image, TIFF, RAW, ProRAW, and other popular formats
  • Manage duplicate in Photos and iPhone (Mac only)
  • Delete duplicate pictures safely
  • Easily add photos and folders to detect duplicate and similar photos
  • Multi-lingual
  • Allows scanning both internal and external storage devices

This all-in-one duplicate and similar photo cleaning tool is safe to use and thoroughly tested. Using it in no time you can free up disk space acquired by unwanted duplicate photos.

To get familiar with Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro please go through this user guide that will help you to understand all about this amazing tool.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS –

Windows

The basic requirements for operating Duplicate Photo Fixer are:

  • Operating System Compatibility: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (Both 32 & 64 Bit),
  • CPU: 800 MHz or faster
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Free Disk Space: 1 GB
  • Recommended Screen Resolution: 1024×768 or higher
  • Active Internet Connection: Only while downloading and updating the application.

Mac

  • Operating System Compatibility: macOS X 10.8, Mavericks 10.9, El Capitan 10.11 Sierra 10.12, High Sierra 10.13, Mojave 10.14, Catalina 10.15
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Free Disk Space: 1 GB
  • Recommended Screen Resolution: 1280*800 or higher
  • Active Internet Connection: Only while downloading and updating the application.

Android

Required Android 4.1 and higher version

iOS

Required iOS 8.0 and higher version.

Official Website

How To Install Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro

1) Click the button below to download the latest version of Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro.

2) Double-click the downloaded dpfsetupipg_dpfw-site.exe to start the installation. Follow on-screen instructions to finish the installation.

3) Depending on your settings and operating system, you might get a UAC prompt asking to allow or deny the action. Click Allow to proceed with the installation.

4) This will install the best duplicate image cleaner on your computer.

Using the Trial Version

Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro comes with a limited functionality trial version. Using the trial version, you can clean only 15 duplicate photos. However, using the Pro version, you can clean all detected duplicate pictures and can enjoy advanced features. Also, the paid version offers 60 day money-back guarantee.

Register Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro

After installing the product, you should first activate the license key. This will help clean all detected duplicates and similar photos. To register the product follow the steps below:

Note: You need an active internet connection to register the product.

1. Click the orange Upgrade Now button and enter the license key in the new box that opens.
OR

Click the down arrow next to Help and select > Enter Registration key.             

2. This will open a new pop-up window. Here enter the email address using which you purchased the product > copy-paste the license key you received.

3. After entering all the details, click Register Now.

4. This will convert the trial version of the product to the fully functional registered version.

Launch Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro

Besides the desktop shortcut, you can launch Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro by following the instructions given below:

1. In Windows search bar type Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro.

2. Double click the best search result, this will launch the amazing duplicate photos cleaner tool.

Using either of the ways you can launch Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro and detect duplicate images on your system.

Uninstall Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro

Windows 10:

To uninstall Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro from your PC, follow the steps below:

1. In the Windows search bar type Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro

2. Select Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro from the search result and hit Uninstall from the right pane.

3. This will open the Programs and Features window. Locate Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro > Uninstall.

4. Confirm, the action, that you wish to uninstall Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro.

5. Wait for the process to finish.

6. Once done restart the PC to complete uninstallation.

That’s it using these simple steps you can uninstall Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro.

Alternatively, you can head to the Control Panel and can uninstall Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro from there too. To do so, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Control Panel. To do so, either:

Alternatively, type Control Panel in the Windows search bar or press Windows + X > Apps and Features.

2. Next, navigate to “Programs” > “Programs and Features” > look for the Duplicate Photos Fixer > select it and click the “Uninstall” option.

(Note: If you’re unable to find “Programs”, go to “View By” towards the right of the screen and select “Category” from the drop-down list)

3. Click the Yes button when prompted to uninstall the program.

4. Restart the system, doing so will completely remove the Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro from your computer.

Using any of these steps you can uninstall Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro.

A glance at Main Interface

The main window of Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro is divided into six major sections and subsections. They are explained below:

  • Drag and drop photos
  • Add Photos or Add Folder
  • Comparison Method
  • Matching Level
  • Settings
  • Scan for Duplicates

Note: Using the Mac version of Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro you can Add photos stored in the Photo Library also.

Drag and drop photos:

Using this option without navigating to the folder or photo location you can simply drag and drop images that you wish to scan for duplicates.

Add Photos :

This option allows users to navigate through the Windows Explorer on their system and select files for comparison.

Add Folder:

This option enables the users to choose an entire folder with the pictures saved in it to scan for duplicates.

Comparison Method:

Duplicate Photo Fixer to detect duplicates and similar matching images offer two comparison methods. Using them you can decide the action to be taken.

Exact Match

This option helps detect and remove duplicate copies of images.

Note: Since this method focuses on detecting images that are 100% alike or are an exact copy, the scan results will vary when you choose Similar Match.

Similar Match

This option scans and identifies images with similarities like geographical location, time interval, etc.

Note: You can customize the scanning criteria by using the slider given under each sub-section.

Matching Level

The first setting and probably the most important one is the Matching Level. This option helps determine the degree of similarity between two images. Using the slider you can adjust the matching level.

  • Low Matching Level: Moving the slider towards Low Matching Level displays images with a wide level of diversification. To understand please look at the screenshot below.

As the Slider is positioned towards the extreme left, the difference in the images can be observed with the Butterfly on top of the flower in the first image and the same butterfly is near to the flower in the second image.

  • Middle Matching Level: This is the default setting and the results will be less similar as compared to Low Matching Level.

To understand the same take a look at the screenshot given below. Notice that the butterfly is nearer to the flower now which will result in near-identical images to be grouped for deletion.

  • High Matching Level: The Slider when positioned to the far right reduces the degree of similarity and the search result is narrowed down even further.

To understand the same take a look at the screenshot given below. Notice that when the slider is at High, the two images below are almost identical.

Bitmap Size

The second setting is the Bitmap Size and it helps manage the accuracy of the search result by adjusting the slider between performance and quality.

Once you change it, the search results will depend on the selection of Bitmap settings. The default setting of the Bitmap size is 64 Pixels as shown below.

Tip: For quick and near-accurate results the user must move the slider towards extreme left i.e. Performance.

For accurate results, move the slider to right towards Quality.

Time Interval

The third setting is Time Interval, it helps select the time interval between the two photos which are likely to be near identical. The default setting of the time gap between two images is 30 seconds.

The maximum time difference considered between the two images is 24 hours. Sliding the pointer towards the left instructs Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro to select and group more images that are similar to each other.

The minimum time difference considered between two images is 1 sec. This setting is useful when the user has taken pictures in quick succession.

GPS

The final setting is GPS, as the name suggests, it checks the embedded coordinates in the photos. The default setting is set at five meters.

The minimum setting is one meter and when the pointer is positioned at ‘Less’, then the software groups only those photos as similar where the actual distance between two images is one meter.

The maximum setting is 100 meters that would be considered while scanning the photos added by the user.

Settings

The setting option is provided at the top right corner of the screen. It is further divided int three subsections-General

General Settings:

This option allows choosing the alert settings that must be displayed when a user performs an action like auto mark or deleting duplicate photos.

Scan Criteria:

This option allows choosing the file types to be included while scanning the computer for duplicate images. There are around different image file extensions provided like JPG, GIF, BMP, and PNG. You can pick any as per your wish and scan the system.

Excluded Folders

Clicking on each gives various options like – launch the product at startup, show periodic updates, add file formats, and exclude folders from scanning

Another important option that lies within the Scan Criteria window is the Minimum File size included in the scan. The default value is set at 50 KB this means any image file less than 50 kilobytes in size will not be included in the scan. This file size can be decreased to a minimum of 10 KB resulting in all the images fewer than 10 KB will not be included in the scan.

How to Exclude Folders?

Using this option, folders that you wish to skip from scanning can be added. To do so, click Add > this will open a new window here select the folder that you wish to exclude.

Once added you will see it listed here.

Reset Settings:

As the name infers, this button located at the bottom left corner of the Settings window will return all the settings to their default state.

Scan For Duplicates:

Once all the settings are applied and photos are added for scanning click the Scan for Duplicates button present on the home screen to initiate the scan and begin the process of identifying duplicate and similar photos within your computer.

Other Settings –

Language:

The language dropdown list allows users to choose from a total of 14 languages. Currently supported languages are – English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese.

Help Options:

The help option consists of tools for user assistance like:

  • Help – redirects to the Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro support website that contains FAQs and software-related queries.

  • Contact Us – redirects to the page from where the user can submit the query.

  • Clear Cache – Using this option users can clear the results and data related to the current scan and refresh the application.

  • Enter Registration Key– Using this option you can enter the registration key and activate the product to enjoy the full version.

  • Check for Updates – This option lets users download the latest software update available for the Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro. To download available updates, make sure you have an active internet connection.

  • About – This dialog box provides information about the Developers, Privacy policy & the Uninstall instructions.

The Second Screen – After Scan Screen

As soon as you click the Scan for the Duplicate button the scanning process is initiated.

Once done, you will get a screen with the scan results. This screen is further divided into various sections and offers various features.

The 10 most important features on this screen have been explained below:

  • Auto Mark/Unmark All
  • Selection Assistant
  • Image View/ Detail View
  • Duplicate Image details
  • Preview
  • Metadata
  • Group Information
  • Back Button
  • Matching Level
  • Delete Marked Button

Auto Mark/Unmark All.

These are the most important features of Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro. Using either of these options you can automark duplicates or can unmark the selected ones. The auto mark feature selects duplicate images based on the rules set in Selection Assistant. When you click Auto Mark you will get a pop-up message informing you about the customization of rules set in Selection Assistant.

If you are ok with the rules click the Continue button. However, if you want to set the rules click Open Selection Assistant.

Note: The Auto Mark feature is carefully designed on the basis of a powerful algorithm.

Selection Assistant

Selection Assistant helps set Auto Mark rules, based on these rules the Auto Mark feature of Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro work. Users can change the priority and even deselect certain rules.

Auto Marking Rules

Note: Based on the hierarchy of the rules duplicate images are automatically selected when you use the Auto Mark feature.

  • Image resolution: Mark with smaller resolution
  • Image Size: Mark with smaller file size.
  • Capture Date: mark with an earlier date
  • Image Metadata: Mark without metadata.
  • Image Dimension: Mark with smaller dimension.
  • Folder: Mark with Folder Priority.

Note: Anytime you want to reset the rules you can click the Reset Selection Priority button.

Image View

Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro allows users to switch between Image View and Detailed View.

Image view helps users to view a small thumbnail of the image for comparison whereas the Detailed View displays the filename and the file path of the images compared.

Image View

Detailed View

Duplicate Image details

This bar informs users about the total number of duplicate photos found in a group.

Preview

This section displays a small thumbnail of the image on the right pane.

Metadata

The next section describes the metadata information of the image that consists of File Name, File Size, File Created, File Modified, Folder Name, Image Size, Image DPI, Bit Depth and more.

Group Information

This section provides the total number of groups and the number of duplicates. Furthermore, it tells the file size of the marked duplicates.

Back Button

The button is similar to the Clear Cache button and wipes the scan results as you are redirected to the home screen.

Matching Level

Moving the slider from left to right helps detect similar or duplicate images.

Delete Marked

Clicking Delete Marked as the name infers the selected duplicate and similar images are deleted.

How To use Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro – Windows?

To use the Duplicate Fixer pro, follow the steps explained below:

Step 1: Launch Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro

Step 2: Drag and drop photos to scan or click Add Photos/ Add Folder.

Step 3: Choose the comparison mode between the Exact match and the Similar match.

Step 4: Set the Matching Level if you want to detect Similar photos.

Step 5: Thereafter click the Scan for Duplicates button

Step 6: Wait for the process to finish.

Note: Depending on the number of photos the process will take time as the application will first load the photos and then compare them and display the duplicates in the form of a table to be deleted as per the user’s discretion.

Step 7: Once this is done you will see a window with scan results. Here using the Selection Assistant or Auto Mark feature you can select detected duplicates.

Note: If you click Delete Marked without selecting duplicates to be cleaned you will be prompted to select at least one. For assistance, you even get the Show Quick Guide option.

Step 8: Finally, click on the Delete Marked Button to delete the images.

Note: By default selected duplicates are moved to Recycle Bin. In case photos are located on the network drive, they will be deleted permanently.

This way you can easily remove duplicate images from Windows.

How To use Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro – Mac?

Follow the step by step instructions to get rid of duplicate images on Mac:

  1. Launch Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro on your Mac
  2. Add individual photos, Add image from Photos Library or from folders. Alternatively  you can drag and drop photos on the scanning area
  3. Select between Exact or Similar Match and then tweak further matching criteria from the right panel according to your needs & requirements
  4. Click on “Scan for Duplicates” button.
  5. A quick scan will take place & all the found duplicate & similar photos will be presented in group.

  6. Click on Mark/Unmark button to let the software select duplicates on your behalf
  7. You can click on Trash Marked button to delete duplicates you no longer need.
  8. Confirm the action by clicking Trash Photos.
  9. Once done you will get a summary of Photos Trashed and Space to Recover.

How To Get Duplicate Photos Fixer On iPhone?

To get started with Duplicate Photos Fixer, follow the steps below:

  1. Head to App Store & search for Duplicate Photos Fixer
  2. You can even lick the link here.
  3. Tap on the Get button to download the application on your iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch
  4. Confirm by tapping on the Install button, if asked
  5. Launch Duplicate Photos Fixer
  6. Grant necessary permissions to let the application work smoothly
  7. Start scanning your device for duplicate & similar-looking photos

The Home Screen – iOS

Duplicate Photos Fixer for iOS comes with clearly labeled buttons this makes using the application easy for a novice.

When you launch the application you get different options :

  • Normal (Recommended) = To find & list photos that are similar enough.
  • Aggressive = To find photos that are truly exact but have the slightest of difference.
  • Custom = To sort images based on user preferences.
  • Bitmap Size = Find duplicates according to performance & quality.
  • Matching Level = Find duplicates according to the degree of similarity.
  • Time Interval = Find duplicates according to the time gap of photos.
  • GPS = Find duplicates according to geolocation tags in images.

How To use Duplicate Photos Fixer – iPhone?

Follow the step by step guide to start finding & deleting duplicate photos:

  1. Launch Duplicate Photos Fixer
  2. From the main screen, choose any option from Normal, Aggressive, or Custom
  3. Tap on the Search Duplicate Photos button
  4. Once the scanning gets completed, all the duplicates would be classified
  5. All the extra duplicates photos will be selected on your behalf
  6. Tap on the Delete Marked option to remove exact & similar-looking photos instantly

How To Get Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro On Android?

To get started with Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro, follow the steps below:

  1. Head to Google Play Store & search for Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro or can click here
  2. Tap on the Install button to download the application on your Android
  3. Launch Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro
  4. Grant necessary permissions to let the application work smoothly
  5. Start scanning your device to enjoy a duplicate-free photo library

THE HOME SCREEN

When you launch Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro on Android you see different scanning options:

  • Full System Scan = Scans entire device: both internal & external storage.
  • Camera Images = Scans camera images folder
  • Select Folder = Scans specific folders for finding duplicates.
  • Set photos similarity level: Choose the matching criteria
  • Exact = To find identical photos
  • Similar = To set the degree of similarity (From Low to High)

How To Use Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro- Android?

Follow the step by step guide to start finding & deleting duplicate photos:

1.Launch Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro

2. Set the matching criteria to get desired results: Exact match or Similar Match
3. Choose your desired scanning mode and grant access permission
4. Wait for it to scan your smartphone

5. Once done you will see scan results. By default, the duplicates will be automarked, keeping one copy in each group unchecked.

6. If you want to change it tap the three stacked dots present in the right hand corner and select the option.

7. Tap the Trash bin to delete detected duplicates.

8. Confirm the process by tapping Ok

9. Wait for the process to finish

10. Once done, you will see a total number of deleted duplicates and the space recovered.

This is it using these simple steps you can use Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro on all your devices and get rid of duplicate and similar images that take unnecessary space.

For any further questions or query contact our support team at support@systweak.com

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Preeti Seth
Preeti Seth

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