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+ - Does anyone make an photo de-duplicator for Linux? Something that reads EXIF? 2

Submitted by postbigbang
postbigbang (761081) writes "Imagine having thousands of images on disparate machines. many are dupes, even among the disparate machines. It's impossible to delete all the dupes manually and create a singular, accurate photo image base? Is there an app out there that can scan a file system, perhaps a target sub-folder system, and suck in the images-- WITHOUT creating duplicates? Perhaps by reading EXIF info or hashes? I have eleven file systems saved, and the task of eliminating dupes seems impossible."
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Does anyone make an photo de-duplicator for Linux? Something that reads EXIF?

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  • This will help find exact matches by exif data. It will not find near-matches unless they have the same exif data. If you want that, good luck. Geeqie [sourceforge.net] has a find-similar command, but it's only so good (image search is hard!).

    I would write a script that runs exiftool on each file you want to test. Remove the items that refer to timestamp, file name, path, etc. make a md5.

    Something like this exif_hash.sh (sorry, slashdot eats whitespace so this is not indented):

    #!/bin/sh
    for image in "$@"; do

  • by Hognoxious (631665)

    man fdupes

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