Duplicate image search is a common problem in the modern world of terabyte hard drives and
unlimited Internet access. Many files virtually get buried within the informational depth of your
computer. Not a big surprise that many images, photos and pictures become duplicated over
time. Same images in different resolutions, picture formats, or a little bit modified find their
place on your hard drive making it really hard to find what you need among these countless
Visual Search Pony offers a simple yet effective solution to the duplicate images problem. This
all-terrain, all-wheel driven software toolbox discovers duplicate or just similar images using
the built-in technically advanced mechanisms. With it, the problem of eliminating low-quality
duplicates becomes solved in several clicks. Remarkably, the program automatically detects
the best images and marks all others for removal. By default Visual Search Pony prefers older
images to newer ones, and uncompressed or raw formats to JPG or GIF.
Locating doubles is fine, but Visual Search Pony also can search for modified copies using one
of two intellectual algorithms. The first one analyzes the color scheme of a picture and builds a
so called "color map". Using it, the program can detect duplicates of a sample image even if they
are rotated, scaled or pixelized. The second algorithm allows you to find similar pictures using
the contour of a sample: this way Visual Search Pony can unearth even those pictures that have
their colors changed.
» version 6.1 - posted on 2011-02-09
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DCRAW - Dave Coffin's raw photo decoder. Please find more info about it's licensing and use at www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/.
GTK+ - GNU GUI toolkit. GTK+ is licensed under the GNU LGPL 2.1. Please find more info about it's licensing and use at http://www.gtk.org/.
Tango icon library - Tango is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/. Please find more info about it's licensing and use at http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Desktop_Project.