Photographers who handle multiple photographs or users who own numerous images, might have difficulties in eliminating duplicate files manually. Fortunately, there are several software packages that offer answers to such issues and one of them is DupHunter. It will allow people to easily select the directories where the search is to be performed and it will list the suspected duplicates quickly, thanks to its two search algorithms – “content-based” and “timeline-based”.
The application comes packed with a minimalist interface that will promote user-friendliness through its clean layout with dim colors. All of its features are neatly laid out on the interface and novice users will have no trouble in accessing the different tools.
People will be able to easily select the preferred directories for the duplicate search and the application supports sub-folder implementation. All the files that are suspected as duplicates will be displayed as thumbnails, but the DupHunter does not provide a list view who could display details for the selected files. Instead, users need to click on individual items in order to obtain details about them.
Users will benefit from two main search methods: “content-based” and “timeline-based”. The first one emphasizes a classic search method that accounts for modifications sustained by the images in order to identify the potential dupes. The second method will allow photographers to identify duplicate images which were taken at short intervals (the application offers a customizable interval for the detection).
Boasting a minimalist design and featuring an efficient action, DupHunter will surely appeal to inexperienced users. However, demanding users might not appreciate its basic features and could require more advanced search methods, with additional duplicate identification criteria.
For those who require an easy-to-use and efficient utility for finding duplicate images, this application could be a decent choice. It will provide them with an intuitive handling and an efficient dupe detection process. Nevertheless, its two search algorithms - “content-based” and “timeline-based”, could not be sufficient for the requirements of experienced users, who might be inclined to seek alternative software solutions.