Similar Image Finder lets you find matching images

Having the same image files at several places on your computer is definitely a thing to worry about. Moreover, the duplicate content is eating the precious space in your hard-drive. So how do you remove the matching content? Well, there are many freeware apps available in various app stores that can help you find the duplicate content. So if it is a raw file, a video file, any compressed folder, document files, many software use various technologies such as first trying to match for the duplication on the grounds of filename, then file-size. It often works for such file-types.

similar-images-finderSimilar Image Finder

The real problem is finding the matching content for your image files. We have so many different extensions in image files, there is, jpg, png, bmp etc. How do you look out for similar images when the file-format of the duplicate content is different? For this very thing we require an app that could scan the content and look out for the duplication.

This is one of the key trouble that we have been having for years. But as it seems, there is a solution for it. Similar Image Finder is a minimalistic freeware tool, that lets you list out similar content, only to make it easier to remove later on.

It is pretty easy to navigate through the options in the tool. From the bottom left, under the “Folders To Search” you can specify the folders where you want to look for the duplicate content. Right next to it is the “Settings” tab which gives you some real advance features.

First of all, “Minimum Similarity” lets choose the comparison ratio between the original and duplicate content. Basically what happens is, when you save an image into a different file-type, the final copy is pretty often, not so alike the original copy, and the image loses some colors and saturation. Hence lesser the value you set there, more the results you will get.

Just below it are some radio-buttons for how you want to look for images, then you can pick the file-types for the image file. At the right most you will find a toggle bar labeled “More accurate and Less Accurate”. What these options basically do is use advanced techniques while searching in the more accurate mode. In the less accurate mode, the software will perform a regular scan, using the basic modes and hence it will be faster.

Sounds interesting? Head over to similarimagefinder.com for more details.

UPDATE BY ADMIN BASED ON COMMENTS:

We avoid using CNET links because they push crapware. But we had linked to the home page, as we normally do, to give credit to the developers. The developers site links to CNET as the official download page, which prominently displays a bold green Download Now button and a small Direct Download text Link. I strongly recommend that you click on the Direct Download Link to download its clean installer.

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While I understand that people want to monetize their free offerings, pushing crapware might actually hurt the number of downloads. Just my opinion.

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8 Comments

  1. JSG

    Warning, to install you have to download an run a CNET installer that installs 3 applications, 1 is a toolbar that also appears to hijack your browser and changes the connection settings. After installing, go to Windows add/remove software and remove the additional crapware CNET installs.

  2. Andrey de Oliveira

    I have used the SimilarImages to it It has many features and shortcut keys to facilitate the work. https://tn123.org/simimages/

  3. Yes, indeed @JSG. I think anyone who links others to such things is doing said others a huge and terrible disservice. There must be other ways to obtain copies of products written about on this website without exposing its valued readers to adware, spyware and other malware. Shame on this site for at least that.

    That said, make no mistake about it: This site’s stuff is very good. I love this site. It’s just that its authors need to be better stewards of this site’s valued readers’ trust.

    ADDENDUM: Upon closer examination, I see that there is a direct download link…

    http://bit.ly/SimilarImageFinder

    …which causes a .ZIP file containing just the .MSI installer file to be downloaded… thereby bypassing the whole cnet thing.

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    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

  4. Yes, I, too, like SimilarImages… not necessarily better than Similar Image Finder, but I’m just sayin’. These, of course, find images on one’s machine.

    The tools for finding similar images out on the Internet include…

    TinEye
    http://www.tineye.com

    SauceNAO
    http://saucenao.com

    Google Search by Image
    http://bit.ly/12MM1Qm

    …among others. An excellent CHROME extension worth having:

    Image Tools
    http://bit.ly/12MMmCy

    Hope that helps.

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    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

  5. Manish Kumar Singh

    Hi, first of all, I had no intention to put a download link that requires you to download other useless things. Second, they themselves have mentioned that link (on their home page). Third, http://i.imgur.com/7IL77Uz.png If you go to that CNET site, you can find the direct download link as well.

  6. Manish Kumar Singh

    I understand your concern, but that is the link they have provided on their official website.

    http://i.imgur.com/7IL77Uz.png, and you don’t really have to download the product via CNET installer.

    But thanks, anyway.

  7. It is the responsibility of websites like this to draw lines in teh sand, and not necessarily accept the crap that software developers do. It is the responsibility of someone in your shoes to contact the dev and tell it that you’re planning on reviewing his app, but that you will not expose your readers to the cnet installer’s malware.

    Of course, in this case, that wasn’t necessary because there is a direct link on the linked-to page; but were I in your shoes, I’d make sure that people understood the difference between the download links.

    This whole business about how that’s the link they provided, or even that a direct download link can be found if one just looks, doesn’t fly. If you want our trust, then protect us from bad things in that about which you write. In a case like this, either point us directly to the malware-free direct download links, or at least warn of the cnet malware.

    Were I in your shoes, I’d include that the software developer uses the malware-ridden cnet download site, and I’d chastise him for doing it… as part of the aritlcle. Maybe then he’d stop it.

    That’s the job of a reviewer; not to just promote a product, blindly and uncritically. We can get THAT anywhere. We expect more from this site.

    ___________________________
    Gregg L. DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

  8. Thanks JSG.

    I normally avoid linking to CNET and other download sites which push crapware along with the freeware installers with a view to monetizing their downloads. The author in good faith linked to the freeware’s home page as we normally prefer to do. The developers site links to CNET as the official download page, hence the problem. Anyway I have updated the post.

    Its folks like you who keep us on our toes. 🙂

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