Photosweeper Mac review

Version 3.0Developer  Overmacs




PhotoSweeper helps organizing your photo collections and photo-library, by finding and grouping duplicate or similar photos. It works with photos from Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, Adobe Lightroom and Capture One* libraries, as well as photos from your (external)hard drives.



We all save photo’s to our Mac’s Photo-Library and may also store photo’s on external discs for safekeeping or backup. Photo’s need to be taken care off always. When you are a more experienced user of photo-editing applications, you change and edit photo’s frequently and store them in different formats or editing styles. In the end we end up with a huge library file containing many duplicate photo’s making your library cluttered and contain duplicate picture folders. Scanning my own Photo-Library containing 20.000 pictures came up with 1000 duplicate picture-files.

PhotoSweeper uses picture search preference-settings to find the real duplicate or changed pictures.( Top-slides )



The interface is simple and provides all needed information. Marking photo’s for deletion is easy and can be done manually and automatic. Scanning is fast ! Scanning 20.000 pictures and compare them to another folder only took a few minutes.
Scanning may need permission from your Mac-Sierra system.

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Auto Mark

PhotoSweeper has intuitive adjustable rules which determine what photo should be kept in each group of duplicate photos.

Similar Photos

Fast groups similar photos and lets you delete unwanted photos in a few clicks. You determine similarity between photos.

Series of Shots

Determine a time gap between photos, and the app will find series of shots, help you keep the best photos and get rid of others.

Auto Lock

Keep safe already sorted photos. Locked photos are used for comparison but can‘t be marked for removal.


Compares video files as well. You can add video files not only from your Mac, but also from Photos, iPhoto, Aperture and Lightroom.

Edited Pictures

Finds duplicates with different image dimensions, color saturation, and even edited with applications, such as Photoshop, Pixelmator etc.

Great Browser

The up-to-date browser with such great features like EXIF Info Panel, Movie Preview, Quick Look, Path Bar, Image Ratings, Color Labels etc.

Batch Rename

You can bulk rename files while copying or moving them to another folder. It helps you better import photos on your Mac.

Safe Removal

PhotoSweeper never deletes files from a disk or media library directly. If something is wrong, you can restore photos from Trash.

Image Formats

Supports all the popular image formats including RAW ones. Exclusive support of PDF, DNG and WebP formats.

Viewing Results

3 comfortable modes for reviewing results: “One by One”, ”Face-to-Face” and “All in One“. Marking a photo with just a click.

Flexible Settings

Powerful multi-settings to easily find duplicates, similar photos, series of shots. You can adjust matching level in the results on-the-fly.


Well-optimized, with 64-bits and multi-core processors support, PhotoSweeper reveals the real power of your Mac. Enjoy fast browsing, comparison, and removal.


PhotoSweeper takes full advantage of the latest features and looks magnificent on macOS Sierra. Also runs great on El Capitan and Yosemite.

Other Improvements

PhotoSweeper comes with a list of various other enhancements and modernizations throughout the whole app. Learn more about what’s new.



If you’ve got a Mac and lots of photo’s, you need PhotoSweeper. Not only is it one of the best duplicate photo detection apps in this price range, but its also one of the fastest and most accurate. If you’re a photographer or normal user, and wish to cleanup your libraries on your Mac or external harddisks PhotoSweeper is a good buy providing accurate and cheap solution.


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$ 9.99



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