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Giveaway of the day — Image Comparer

Image Comparer identifies the same images even if one is a JPEG and the other is a Bitmap image
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 173 (79%) 47 (21%) 48 comments

Image Comparer was available as a giveaway on January 12, 2007!

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The high-end software solution for screenshots and video captures!

While there are quite a few software applications that compare images in order to find duplicates, there is only one solution that has its own unique comparison algorithm. While most applications can only locate duplicate images of the same format, Image Comparer will identify the same images even if one is a JPEG and the other is a Bitmap image.

Furthermore, Image Comparer can identify duplicate images, even if they are of different size and resolution settings. The program's unique algorithm can also identify similar images, specifying their degree of similarity; 100% means the two images are identical, 95% means that one of the images was probably altered and so on.

Image Comparer is extremely useful to professional photographers, designers, and webmasters, who have "image-heavy" sites to maintain. The program is incredibly fast; after a minute or two one can see how many duplicate images are stored and how much disk space will be saved by removing the duplicates. The "dupes" can then be removed all at once with one click. Alternatively, a user can specify which images need to be deleted, moved or copied.

The list of supported image file formats includes JPEG, J2K, BMP, GIF, PCX, PNG, TIFF, TGA, ICO, and CUR.

System Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Publisher:

Bolide Software

Homepage:

http://www.bolidesoft.com/imagecomparer.html

File Size:

3.12 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#48

Wow! Very useful indeed. I have lots of photos and I never realized until now just how many duplicates I had. I can delete them and save some space on my hard-drive. Great program! Where's the help file though? It took me forever to figure out how to use it :-)

Reply   |   Comment by J. Greg Pike  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Hi,
your soft ware is just one of the few eficient once i can faithfully count around the glob at this time. so far i have not ecounted any problem in using this soft-ware. But the only thing i want to find out is how can i become sole agent of your product in my country Ghana?
love you all.
NOEL

Reply   |   Comment by NOEL  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

The interface of this app is a little clunky, specifically when unselecting or rep-processing images; The fact that you can't seem to re-use a database or change your percentage match criteria without re-processing the image lists is a major drawback. Also, you can't seem to process within a single list - dups in the list can be found, but only when comparing to another list. For my money, DupDetector does as good a job in identifying duplicates, the interface is easier to work with, and it's always free. The only downside of DupDetector is that it doesn't support all the file types... but a simple batch format converter takes care of that problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Tricky Laughter  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

A little slow, and unfortunately it doesn't allow you to pause and resume later - which means that if you really do want to compare thousands of images... ...you almost have to leave your computer on. (Though, hibernation *might* work, but that's temperamental on Windows AND Linux systems!)
Also, this program uses it's own themes, and, scarily enough the programmers seem to have wasted time creating their own widgets (controls).
Please, please, please... to all companies, PLEASE to NOT EVER bother doing this! Theming is the LAST step to the creation of a program, and yours is far from complete!
Creating widgets (controls) to accomplish the same mission as existing ones is also an incredibly huge NO-NO! The simple reason for this is that Windows (and Linux, etc.)'s widgets have been tested for much, much longer than yours have and have a lot more features than yours (not to mention that they're a lot more polished). Resist the temptation and just say no.
Now finally, as for the program itself again, I have to emphasise that the interface needs a lot of work. The glitchy scrollbar is definitely in need of fixing. The lack of a summary makes me wonder just how many images I have to go through. I also find that whenever this program gets an image dupe wrong, it's always the same images that come back in other incorrect dupe detections. And one last thing: Line art confuses the hell out of this program.
#33 (Yaraslau) - I don't see how that program's of any use for comparing images. Heck, using XP's thumbnail and details modes would be better than that program. I don't see ANY comparison feature in the screenshots.
#34 (Robert hulsie) - The features list doesn't mention comparing images, only generel file comparisons, and sound comparison.
#40 (Bob) - Calm down. You probably just pointed it to a folder which contained that folder. Just because it's accessing it doesn't mean it's doing something to it. "Trying to access" could mean writing as much as it could just mean reading.
#42 (Bert) - I think that's just like the other programs: They included the generic ToS, only that this time, they prepended a portion about GotD. (If it begins bothering me about registration, though, I'm finding another tool. This one is definitely not worth money yet.)

Reply   |   Comment by Keilaron  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

My first problem with this software. I've found a major problem (for me, anyways) with this software. This might not apply to many English-speakers, but the lack of Unicode support is a major problem for a lot of us who live international lives.

All I get is ???? where Japanese characters should be and Image Comparer freaks out. Disappointing. I'll still use it until I find something that fits the bill.

Reply   |   Comment by Fried Toast  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Great Software... I like this one... Interested to know how this entire concept of giving away free software works.. Anyway I really like it..


Nuwan
Research programmer - ATP

Reply   |   Comment by Nuwan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Notice the user agreement says it's free for 30 days. Will this or other DOTD software eventually quit unless we fork over cash???

Reply   |   Comment by Bert  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I really appreciate other users comments. I just wish you would wait to post untill AFTER you've used/tested the program !!

Reply   |   Comment by JEG  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

IMPORTANT>>>>> POSSIBLE VIRUS Just downloaded and installed program. Tried to compare two folders that contain a few thousand images. Got an error messsage immediately, then I received a warning message that A PROGRAM WAS TRYING TO ACCESS MY OUTLOOK ADDRESS FOLDER I wonder if this is a hidden virus in this here freebie software today. OR, it may thingk I have an email to the companies tech support website, but I am taking nom chances... remove away it goes as does my curosity to download any additional "free" programs in the future!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Hmm. This software ranges from remarkably good matching to infuriatingly bad matching. And, the user interface stinks, especially when looking at the scroll bar. But is it a keeper? Dunno. I'll work with it some and see.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Very unreliable. Used it , looked at the results in disbelief , and uninstalled it immediately.

Reply   |   Comment by cherokee  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Good program...

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

I've had two crashes when the database was being updated (after deleting files). This left a mangled database.

The interface needs work. There should be a way to mark multiple files for deletion at one time. For example, select a group of files and via the context menu select N1 or N2 for all.

This is a useful program, but not very stable in my experience.

Reply   |   Comment by egbert  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

I'll be creating a new site and it will have tons of images (currently about 2K images). Such a tool will make it easy to control the dupes. Thanks! :)

Reply   |   Comment by mark  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

forget image comparer,this is the best http://www.digitalvolcano.co.uk/dupe.html

Reply   |   Comment by Robert hulsie  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I would like to make one addition. There is one wonderful prog, that can be also used for comparison fotos -> DualXplorer (file manager) - free! Specially for that people who have a lot of fotos. Very-very useful! DualXplorer has different functions for comparison. Try it. And enjoy!!! :-) And if you want - say "thanks" to me. ;-)
http://www.technojoly.net
P.S. sometimes freeware better than shareware.

Reply   |   Comment by Yaraslau  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Wow...this could help some of my pictures.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Holy smokes this looks awesome. For people who collect images from multiple sources, or for people who maintain larger libraries of images from their digital camera, or for people like me who have images on multiple computers that they need to consolidate and remove duplication, this will save a LOT of time and space.

I can't wait to get home and try this out!

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

I wish I would've known about this program earlier! I would've even paid for it. I just uploaded over 3000 avatar images to my new avatar site, http://www.avatars.cc . I had to go through and manually try and find duplicates, which gets hard after a few hours, since they all start to seem alike. I ran this program on the database I have stored locally, and it found 658 duplicates! It seems I missed quite a few!

This will allow me to purge my database on my site, making it more efficient and enjoyable to my visitors, while also giving the site a more professional look.

Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Jorge  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

"Seems a bit slow loading my 1.8 million images,"

Maybe because you have 1.8 million images?

Reply   |   Comment by inky  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Ok... I can't change the comparabilty thing from 90, at all. Bit dumb. Otherwise not great, it's really slow and picky.

And, very very very hard to just compare two pictures.

Reply   |   Comment by toby  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Seems to work just fine for me. Easy way to rid your HD of all the like pictures and I have lots of them.

Reply   |   Comment by Wesly Erickson  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Nice program, but user interface needs polish. Can't select a group of pictures. Click above or below the scroll bar slider and it goes to the top or bottom and stays there. Nobody's scroll bar works like this!

Go look through the tutorial! Key equivalents are nice.

http://www.bolidesoft.com/imagecomparer/tutorial.html

Useful, but glad I didn't pay money for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Mcgyver  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

#12 thnx 4 the link. Enjoyed the sample pics, too. I'm running it on the entire drive of my laptop. The 98% similiarity didn't stick 4 sum reason. It says 90% now and is creating a database. Claims 1:45:15 left, so we'll see. Should be a very useful program, since I have pics scattered over 4 computers. Thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by scott  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

1.8 million images?! You should consider using this program, you never know, you may find half a million duplicates!

I need this prog real badly.

Reply   |   Comment by irina  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

[...] Es casi seguro que en su pequeña o mediana empresa cuente tal vez con decenas o centenas de fotografías que se han ido acumulando por años y que muchísimas de ellas son duplicadas, pero es una tarea difícil el estar comparando a mano para borrar las que tenemos dos o tres veces, pero ahora podemos usar el producto Image Comparer que cuenta con un algoritmo que hace esa comparación aunque las fotografías estén en diferentes formatos o tamaños. Asi que su utilidad será extrema. El costo normal de este software es de $19.95 USD, pero solo el dia de hoy lo podrá descargar gratis. SOLO HOY. [...]

Reply   |   Comment by Comparador de Imágenes at powerpymes.com  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Good Day, the installation fails with the following Fata Error " Key Invalid".

Reply   |   Comment by Moender  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

It seems to produce a good amount of false negatives below the 97% comparison or with repetitive image styles, but it seems to be good at finding images with the same styles such as landscapes, people, shapes. It's quite fast too, ~5000 images in about 1.5 minutes. The scrollbar bugs out when that many things are listed though.

Reply   |   Comment by jd  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

This will be wonderful to work with my pictures for ebay, to help me sell things with a better looking picture

Reply   |   Comment by Pat Pittman  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

thanks so much - love it! as a mom and adhoc photographer, i've got a lot of duplicates floating around. this is quick, easy, and effective.

Reply   |   Comment by barefoot princess  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

I had a quick look at this program, but I don't think it's as good as Odin Professional. Seems a bit slow loading my 1.8 million images, and my PC isn't one that belongs in a museum either ;)

Reply   |   Comment by The Fat Controller  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Hi. As a web designer who uses thousands of images, I can definitely see the usefulness of this program. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Free Stuff and Samples  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Hey just what I needed. I sometimes have thousands of images on my computers and am always backing up duplicates. Up until getting a much larger HDD the other week, I was always scrabbling around for extra space as i download a lot from the internet. Just as an example, one of my games is taking up over 80G of HDD because I have so many mods and maps running. Thank you so much for another useful program

Reply   |   Comment by White Rabbit aka Stephen  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Bad program, or I do something wrong: it compared files for more than an half hour, and now it goes creating a database, and tells me: time remaining 17:44:53. I’m not going to wait so long! So in a scale from 0-10 I give the program 1 point.

Maybe it's time for a new computer, Arjan! I've got 19,000+ files loading right now and it's giving me a 4-5 minute time frame.

Reply   |   Comment by Fried Toast  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Fantastic! (if it works well, anyways) This is the first bona fide homerun for me so far; and that's fine- I don't expect the site to cater to one person's tastes ;) But if this program works as well as it sounds, I might just buy it before I have to reformat because it's something that would work wonders for me. Crossing my fingers and hoping this is a good one.

Reply   |   Comment by Fried Toast  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Programme looks promising but after installing and running it, I immediately get a database error after selecting 2 different directories and the programme instructs me to create a database.
Type : EDatabaseError
Message: Table3: Type mismatch for field 'Num', expecting: Integer actual: Float.

I uninstalled the programme, installed it again and the following error occurred...
Type : EAccessViolation
Message: Access violation at address 00670622 in module 'ImageComparer.exe'. Read of address 00000000.
When you 'click the error away' there is nothing you can do any more... it's also no possible to exit the programme the normal way... only a -- will work to remove the programme.

It seems to me that the programme isn't "error-proof" yet, and for me it's completely useless!

Reply   |   Comment by Jan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Many questions about Image Comparer are answered here:

http://www.bolidesoft.com/imagecomparer/tutorial.html

Reply   |   Comment by Max  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

I don't like this prog, due to its weak ability to recognise absolutely different fotos. Unfortunately. :-(

Reply   |   Comment by Yaraslau  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

[...] Ecco un utile software per i nostri file d’imagini. Con Image Comparer potrete individuare tutti file doppi che avete nel vostro pc. Software molto utile a fotografi o webmaster, in un solo click individua tutte le vostre immagini se sono doppie, con diversi filtri, indicandovi anche la percentuale di somiglianza, se per esempio c’è un fotomontaggio o è stata aggiunta una scritta. Inoltre ricerca i doppioni anche tra estensioni diverse dei file, tipo tra jpg o gif. [...]

Reply   |   Comment by » Software del giorno: Image Comparer G  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Not bad. I managed to get rid of a couple of dozen images in a folder with over 300 images that I visually check (and obviously missed!) for doubles all the time.

FYI: in my jpgs anything below 95% similarity often matched totally dissimilar images. But above that the matching was great.

Here is my wish list of fixes/features:
- add HELP!!! even just tooltips would help, ie:
- what does the blue arrow beside "quality" mean?
- does the "smoothing" algorithm affect the match percent?
- I would like to be able to control (increase) the size of the preview windows/thumbnails
- why is the "exit" icon a red button with a circled "i"
- please put the selection check boxes on the same side of the file names, ie both on left or better yet, but them side by side between the two name columns (ie File N1, check N1, Check N2, File N2)
- I would like the option to sort by the name columns also (default is always by % similarity)

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

[...] GiveAwayOfTheDay.com a avut nişte zile grele săptămâna aceasta, datorită unor probleme tehnice, dar par să îşi fi revenit. Înainte de a prezenta oferta de astăzi o scurtă paranteză. În ultimele zile ale anului trecut situl şi-a lansat o secţiune nouă, intitulată Freeware library. Această secţiune include câteva zeci de programe gratuite, sortate pe categorii şi alese - spun ei - cu grijă, pentru a fi programe curate. Acum despre oferta de astăzi: ea constă în programul Image Comparer şi jocul Swap & Fall. [...]

Reply   |   Comment by CNET.ro - » Doar azi gratuit: Image Com  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Great program. I have a lot of photos and images and was surprised to find out how many duplicates I had.

Reply   |   Comment by MidnightSensei  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

As I understand it the program can seek through a large number of pictures (in different folders) to look for similar ones. Finding duplicates manually under those circumstances would be time-consuming and boring.

The program is perhaps not so useful for an ordinary user, but could be very useful for some people.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Bad program, or I do something wrong: it compared files for more than an half hour, and now it goes creating a database, and tells me: time remaining 17:44:53. I'm not going to wait so long! So in a scale from 0-10 I give the program 1 point.

Reply   |   Comment by Arjan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

you may have a couple thousand images, with different names.... d/l from some newsgroup :)

Reply   |   Comment by RegUS_PatOff  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Isn't it much easier to look at an image to see if it's a duplicate of another? Mightn't removing the duplicates be dangerous or inconvenient as someone obviously created a duplicate copy of an image for a reason?

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

great stuff!!!

Reply   |   Comment by hitler  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Hello everyone,
you can discuss this software in our forums as well:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/236

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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