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Does Picture Keeper skip duplicates?

Yes!  Picture Keeper compares the numerous attributes of a photo to determine duplicates. The process of detecting and skipping duplicates is pretty advanced. We use an algorithm to look at the binary data behind the photo (all the 1’s and 0’s) to see if it is truly a duplicate, regardless of file name. Only 1 copy of the photo will be downloaded to the Picture Keeper.

  • Even if you have 2 of the same photo image, but they have different file names (jpg001, jpg002), we will skip 1 of them.
  • Conversely, if you had 2 different photo images, but they both had the same file name (example jpg001, jpg001) we will treat those as unique pictures.

If you want to delete these duplicates off your computer there is a skipped duplicates checklist you can print off in the options of the Picture Keeper software. This will show you where all your duplicates are located throughout your computer.

  • Start the Picture Keeper software

  • Click the gear icon on the upper right and select Print Skipped Duplicates Report

What about duplicates on multiple devices?

Please note that Picture Keeper software only detects duplicates on each device, individually. Unfortunately, it does not detect duplicates between multiple computers or mobile devices.

So, if you have the same pictures on 2 computers, and back up both computers, the duplicates will not be detected.

Similarly, if you have a Picture Keeper Connect or Picture Keeper for Android, and have the same pictures on 2 mobile devices, or a mobile device and a computer, they will also not be detected as duplicates.


If you need any additional assistance, please contact Picture Keeper Support.

Updated on November 27, 2017

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