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A Windows system can save images from multiple formats. The primary image formats are JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIF, GIF, etc.; all these formats use different compression and decompression techniques. Smartphones with high-quality cameras have the capability to click images and then transfer them to the computers. Due to the high volume of images, there are chances that some pictures have their duplicate copies in the computer also.
Generally, duplicate images are distributed in different folders, and the user does not identify such duplicities. But, when the duplicate items are present in the same folder, you can recognize them with their names or metadata.
Duplicate images in the same folder
When you open a folder and see a copy word present in the image’s name, you can deduce that it is a copy of another image in the same folder.
If you see the copy image’s metadata, you can see that it has the same format, size, date created, and other properties.
The duplicate images in the downloads folder
Downloading images is the standard method to get the image on a computer. But the user may download the same image multiple times. If you check the downloads list, then you can see that the same image has a numerical value in its name.
The numeric value in the image name shows that they are downloaded multiple times.
When duplicate images are limited and easily recognizable, you can find and delete them one by one. But, when the duplicate images are more than several hundred, you cannot find and delete them manually.
As an efficient method to remove the large-scale duplicate files, you should use the professional tool called Kernel Duplicate File Finder. It will check for the duplication of images and other data types like video, MS Office, Database, Audio, and Web files. Let us see how it tackles the duplicate image files-
Now, you can exit the application and go back to the folder and see that the duplicate files are not there anymore.
The duplicate image files do not pose much threat to the original file, but they create confusion among the users while accessing them. Also, they take unnecessary space in the hard-drive storage. So, you should remove the duplicate items from your computer using the Kernel Duplicate File Finder tool and retrieve the usable space again.