In this post, we show you how to compare two identical images in Windows 11/10. If you have two identical images and you want to visually compare the differences between them, this post is for you. In this article, we will be discussing two different methods using which you can compare and visualize differences between two similar images on Windows 11/10.
How can I compare two pictures on my computer?
You can compare two pictures on your Windows 11/10 computer using the methods listed in this guide. Try WinMerge which is a free software to compare files and images and check differences between them. You can compare not two but three images at once using this great free software. It shows and highlights the differences between the images. If you want, you can also use a free online tool to compare two images. We have discussed three online tools that enable you to compare two identical pictures in a web browser.
How to compare two Identical Images in Windows 11/10
Here are the methods to visually compare two images in Windows 11/10:
- Use a free online tool to compare two images visually.
- Compare two identical images using dedicated free software.
Let us discuss the above methods in detail now!
1] Use a free online tool to compare two images visually
You can try a free online tool that enables you to compare two images visually
These are the online tool that we are going to use to compare two similar images:
Let us discuss the above free online tools in detail!
Diffchecker is a dedicated online tool that allows you to compare two images visually. Apart from images, you can also use it to compare text files, PDF documents, Excel files, and folders. It provides you both premium as well as a free pan. Using its free plan, you can use its web-based application to compare two images and find out the differences between them. Let us check out how to use it and what are the features offered by this free online image compare tool.
How to compare two images visually online
Here are the main steps that you can use to compare two identical images online using Diffchecker:
- Firstly, open a web browser.
- Then, go to Diffchecker’s website. Make sure you are on its Compare Image page.
- Now, add your original image to the left side.
- Next, import the modified image to the right side.
- After that, use the available comparison tools to visually compare the two images.
There are the main features of this online image compare tool:
To check the main difference between the two images, click on the Differences option. You will then be able to view the dissimilarities between the images.
You can use its Split feature to view the two images in split panes. It lets you scroll through both the images synchronously and visually compare the two images.
A Fade feature is also offered by Diffchecker. This function basically lets you fade out the difference between both images.
It also offers a Slider tool that displays one image over another. You can simply drag the slider from left to right or right to left to visualize and check the differences between the two images.
Apart from the visual differences, you can also compare the file details of the two images. It shows you file type, size, vertical resolution, latitude, longitude, and other information about the images.
All in all, it is a feature-rich website to compare two images. You can try it here.
See: How to compare the same files in the same folder in different locations
You can also try Online-Image-Comparison which is a dedicated online image compare tool. It enables you to compare images pixel by pixel. You can simply upload the two images in the respective sections and then compare the images. These are the basic steps to use this tool:
- Open a web browser.
- Navigate to its official website.
- Import the two images.
- Set up comparison options.
- Click the Compare button to see the differences.
Let us discuss the above steps in detail now!
First, simply open the Online-Image-Comparison website in a web browser. Now, import the two images that you want to compare in the A and B sections. Next, specify the color to highlight the differences between the images. Also, you need to specify the Fuzz level.
This Fuzz option basically is used to define the pixel size that is to be compared. If you choose a higher value, it means that only the big differences between the two images will be highlighted. And, in case you choose a lower value, it will show even the tine differences.
Finally, press the Compare button and it will highlight the differences between the two images in the selected color. It also shows you the images in a side-by-side manner to let you visually compare the images.
You can use this handy free online image comparison tool here on online-image-comparison.com.
Read: Free Duplicate File Finder and Remover Software for Windows.
TheImageKit.com is a free website that offers a lot of image processing tools. One of its many tools includes an image comparison tool that lets you compare and see the differences between two images. It is very easy to use and you can also download the difference using. Let us check out how you can use this free tool.
Here are the main steps to compare two images online using TheImageKit:
- Firstly, launch a web browser.
- Now, open TheImageKit’s website.
- Next, click on the Upload Files button to import both your images.
- It will process the images and show the differences between the two images. You will be able to view the difference between the two images in Pink color. The same part between the two images will be shown in black and white.
- You can finally download the image showing the difference.
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2] Compare two identical images using dedicated free software
You can also use free software that lets you compare two similar images. There are some file comparison software available for Windows 11/10. Here, we are going to use this free and open-source file comparison software called WinMerge. This software lets you compare text-based documents, CSV/ TSV tables, binary files, and images. You can also compare folders and view and analyze differences between them.
The good thing is that it lets you compare three images at a time. You can open three identical images and visualize differences amongst them in side-by-side panes. Let us discuss the basic steps to use this free image comparison software.
How to compare identical images using WinMerge
Follow the below steps to compare differences between identical images using this free software called WinMerge:
- Download and install WinMerge.
- Launch WinMerge.
- Click on the File > New > Image option.
- Go to the File > Open option and select two or three images that you want to compare.
- Press the Compare button to view differences between images.
Let us discuss the above image comparison steps in detail.
Firstly, you need to download and install this file comparison software called WinMerge. You can download it from winmerge.org.
Next, start a new image comparison by going to the File > New option and clicking on the Image option. If you want to compare three images at once, click on the File > New (3 panes) > Image option. It will open up the comparison panes.
Now, you need to import the source images. For that, go to the File > Open option and then select two or three images that you want to compare with each other.
After that, hit the Compare button to start comparing the two or three images. It will show you the images in side-by-side panes.
You can now check out the differences between the images visually. To see the differences by customizing various options like block size, block alpha, CD threshold, overlay, alpha, etc. It also lets you zoom in/ out of the image and enlarge a part of both the images and visualize the difference.
Furthermore, you can also use features like rotate, flip, adjust offset, etc.
It also provides Vertical Wipe and Horizontal Wipe features to drag the slider vertically or horizontally and see the differences between the images. There are some good options in the Image menu using which you can customize comparisons like Insertion/Deletion Detection, Infore Color Difference, etc.
WinMerge is a great software to compare documents, images, and folders for Windows 11/10. It even lets you compare as well as merge differences between the files. You can find some plugins and additional tools like Generate Patch, Generate Report, Unpacker, etc.
How do I compare two files in Windows?
If you want to compare two files in Windows, you can use Command Prompt without any third-party application. Here is the guide that shows you how to compare two files in CMD. You can also use Notepad++, Text Comparator software, etc. to compare Word documents.
Now read: How to Compare Registry files on Windows using Regdiff.