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 from internal and external storage, Google Drive, and Dropbox. To compare photos and show accurate duplicates, it uses an intelligent algorithm. Instead of finding duplicates by filename, the tool compares the content and other parameters that help detect legitimate duplicate photos. Moreover, it is compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS & Android and is an easy, fast, and professional way to locate and de-duplicate photos.

DPF_Home screen

Not only this, but as a duplicate and similar photo cleaning tool, it gives several customization options, allows you to drag and drop photos and folders for scanning, shows a preview of detected duplicate photos, and lets you decide which ones to keep or delete.

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

Benefits of Using Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro

  • It is compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
  • Helps detect duplicate and similar images from internal and external storage devices.
  • Allows to scan Google Drive and Dropbox for duplicate images directly.
  • Preview scan results.
  • Customizable matching levels.
  • Auto mark detected duplicates leaving one in each group unmarked.
  • Find duplicates from JPEG, BMP, GIF, Apple Icon Images, MacPaint Images, TIFF, RAW, ProRAW, and other popular formats.
  • Manage duplicate in Photos and iPhone (Mac only).
  • Safely delete duplicate pictures.
  • Easily add photos and folders to detect duplicate and similar photos
  • Multi-lingual

This all-in-one duplicate and similar photo-cleaning tool is safe to use and, in no time, helps free up disk space acquired by unwanted duplicate photos.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS –

Windows

  • Operating System Compatibility: Windows 11, 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 13 Ventura, 12 Monterey, 11 BigSur,  10.15 Catalina, Mojave 10.14, High Sierra 10.13, Sierra 10.12, El Capitan 10.11, Mavericks 10.9, macOS X 10.8
  • 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 the 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.

Is there a Trial Version of Duplicate Photos Fixer?

Yes, and it comes with limited functionality. Using it, you can clean only 15 duplicate photos. However, with the Pro version, you can clean all detected duplicate pictures, enjoy advanced features and take advantage of the 60-day money-back guarantee.

How to Register Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro?

After installing the product, to use the full version, you should activate it using 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.
OR

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

Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro thank you page

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 the Windows search bar, type Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro.

2. Double-click the best search result, launching the amazing duplicate photos cleaner tool.

You can launch Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro and detect duplicate images on your system using either way.

How to Uninstall Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro?

Windows 11, 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.

hit on uninstall button

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

open the Programs and Features window & select DPF

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 uninstall Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro from there. 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.

apps and feature tabs

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, which completely removes 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 seven major sections and subsections. They are explained below:

Duplicate photos fixer_home

  • Drag and drop photos
  • Add Photos or Add Folder
  • Comparison Method
  • Matching Level
  • Settings
  • Selecting scan area
  • 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 drag and drop images you wish to scan for duplicates.

DPF_drag and drop photos

Add Photos :

This option allows users to navigate the Files Explorer and select pictures for comparison.

Add photos_DPF

select files for comparisonAdd Folder:

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

Add Folder_DPF

choose an folder

Comparison Method:

Duplicate Photos Fixer offers two comparison methods to detect duplicates and similar matching images. You can use them to 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 using the slider given under each sub-section.

customize the scanning criteria

Matching Level

The Matching Level is the first setting, probably the most important one. 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 wide 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 near the flower in the second image.

low matching level

  • Middle Matching Level: This is the default setting, and the results will be less similar 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, resulting in near-identical images being grouped for deletion.

near-identical images matching level

  • 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 High, the two images below are almost identical.

matching level high

Bitmap Size

The second setting is the Bitmap Size, which helps manage the search result’s accuracy 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.

bitmap size 64 pixels

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

bitmap size performance

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

bitmap size quality 96 pixels

Time Interval

The third setting is Time Interval, which 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.

30 seconds and less time interval

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.

24 hours and less time interval

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

1 sec and less time interval

GPS

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

gps 5 meters scale

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

distance between two images

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

gps 100 meters scale

To detect Duplicate images from flipped and rotated pictures, check these options.

flipped image_DPF_ rotate image

 

Settings

setting option

The setting option is provided at the top right corner of the screen. It is further divided into five subsections.

Duplicate Photos Fixer_Scan Criteria

General:

This option allows choosing the alert settings confirmation message when deleting, Auto Mark option, launch at startup, and more.

Duplicate Photos Fixer_General Settings

File Formats:

Decide which image file extension should be scanned for duplicates and set the minimum file size to be scanned from this section.

Duplicate Photos Fixer_File Format

The default value is set at 50 KB and 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.

Minimum File size included in the scan

Excluded Folders

If there are any folders that you don’t wish to scan can add them to this list.

Duplicate Photos Fixer_Exclude

Scan Criteria:

This option allows choosing different scan criteria like time interval and GPS. Moreover, you can decide whether to include rotated or flipped images to be scanned for duplicates.

Duplicate Photos Fixer_Scan Criteria

Move Duplicates

Decide whether you want to send deleted duplicates to Recycle Bin or a user-defined location.

Duplicate Photos Fixer_Move duplicates

How to Exclude Folders?

Using this option, you can add folders to skip from scanning.

To do so, click Settings > click Exclude Folder > Add.

DPF_Exclude

This will open a new window. Select the folder that you wish to exclude.

DPF_select folder

Once added, you will see it listed under this section.

Duplicate Photos Fixer_Exclude

Reset Settings:

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

Scan For Duplicates:

scan for duplicates

Once all the settings are applied and photos are added for scanning, click the Scan for Duplicates button. This will initiate the scan and identify duplicate and similar photos on 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.

language drop down selection

Help Options:

The help option consists of tools for user assistance like:

select help option

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

FAQs and software-related queries DPF website

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

contact us page DPF ss

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

Click on yes or no button

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

enter the registration key and activate the product

  • 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.

click ok on dpf up to date button

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

dialogue box about dpf information

The Second Screen – After Scan Screen

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

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

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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.

auto mark/unmark all Button

These are the most important features of Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro. Using either of these options, you can automatically mark duplicates or 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.

click continue in open 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 based on a powerful algorithm.

Selection Assistant

select selection priority option

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

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

Reset Selection Priority button

Image View

click on image view tab

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

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Detailed View

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Duplicate Image details

total duplicate photos in a group

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

Preview

preview of the image

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

Metadata

metadata information of image

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

total groups no and no of duplicates

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

Back Button

choose cancel or ok to wipes the scan

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

Matching Level

matching level selection

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

Delete Marked

delete marked button

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

How To use Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro on Windows?

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

drag and drop the photos here

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 and Similar matches.

Step 4: Set the Matching Level 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.

wait for searching photos

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

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.

show quick guide options

Step 8: Finally, click 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.

choose cancel or ok button

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
    drag and drop photos with matching level
  2. Add individual photos, Add images from Photos Library or 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 the “Scan for Duplicates” button.
  5. A quick scan will take place & all the found duplicates & similar photos will be presented in groups.
    searching for duplicates in mac
  6. Click on Mark/Unmark button to let the software select duplicates on your behalf.
    trash marked button
  7. You can click on the Trash Marked button to delete duplicates you no longer need.
  8. Confirm the action by clicking Trash Photos.
    confirmation pop up to trash photos
  9. Once done, you will get a summary of Photos Trashed and Space to Recover.
    cleanup completed

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.

search duplicate photos

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 will 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

remove exact & similar-looking photos

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:

Different scanning options in DPF

  • Full System Scan = Scans the 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
scan for duplicate photos4. Wait for it to scan your smartphone

searching for duplicates is processing

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

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

click on three stacked dots

7. Tap the Trash bin to delete detected duplicates.

8. Confirm the process by tapping Ok

wait for process to finish

9. Wait for the process to finish

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

no of deleted duplicates and the space recovered

Using these simple steps, you can use Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro on all your devices and eliminate duplicate and similar images that take up unnecessary space.

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

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2 thoughts on “User Manual- Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro

  1. My Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro launches every time I turn on the computer. How to I set it to launch only when I want to use it?

  2. Hello
    To prevent Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro from launching at startup follow these steps:
    1. Launch Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro.
    2. Click Settings option.
    3. In the left pane click General and uncheck the box next to Launch at system startup
    4. Close the program
    Now the duplicate image cleaner will not run at startup

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