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Practical Tech Tip: Find and delete duplicate photos

With near-professional quality cameras built into many of the latest smartphones, there’s a good chance you have thousands of pictures filling up your photo library. If you need a little help touching up those photos to make them more beautiful, tap or click here to learn about this free and easy-to-use editing app.

Having tons of photos can take up precious space on your device. Now, imagine how much space they take up if you have multiple copies. What a waste.

Take advantage of the following free apps that will help you track down and delete all those duplicates.

Android and Apple phones

Do you have numerous duplicate photos taking up storage space on your device? Most people do. In fact, it’s estimated an average of 17% of photos found on most devices are identical copies of the original, which can compromise the memory and performance of the phone.

Here’s a simple way to fix the problem. Instantly scan your gadget’s memory and delete duplicate files using the Remo Duplicate Photos Remover app.

This app was developed to locate, preview and delete duplicates. Quickly remove altered and similar images received through instant messages and social media. Even better, the app is available free for both iOS and Android gadgets.

Tap or click here to download the app for iOS. For Android, click or tap here.

 

Related: Need to free up even more space? Here are 3 apps that free up storage on your phone or tablet

 

Freeing up space on Windows

If you’re looking to free up space on your Windows machine, check out the free version of Duplicate Cleaner. It works for more than just photos, too. With Duplicate Cleaner you can search for and delete multiples from your PC. Copies of documents, pictures and music can all be eliminated easily.

It gives you the power to clean up your image library using an advanced visual comparison technique which displays images side-by-side. You’re able to find photos that have been rotated, flipped, retouched, resized or saved in a different format. Pictures can also be displayed by camera tags such as size, date taken and color depth.

Tap or click here to download Duplicate Cleaner Free. Follow the instructions on the site on how to use the program once it’s installed.

Let’s not forget about Mac users

Don’t feel left out Mac fans, there’s a free program for you too! It’s called Photos Duplicate Cleaner (PDC) and can be downloaded free from the Mac App Store. It minimizes the tedious task of searching your entire system for duplicate photos. Instead of searching manually, select a particular folder and let this cleaner do the work for you.

PDC creates groups of duplicate photos, so it’s easy to find the number of occurrences of similar photos. It also makes it easier to clean selected duplicates. All copies of a photo are deleted except the original. This can save you tons of disk space on your Mac and even on external storage devices.

Tap or click here to download the free Photos Duplicate Cleaner. Once you’ve downloaded the program, follow the instructions found on the download page to use it.

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