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A simple photo deduplication tool written in Python

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A Photo Deduplication Tool

Ever wanted to clean up duplicate photos in your hard drive and folders?

photodedup is a photo deduplication tool written in Python.


  • Uses EXIF meta data to determine duplicate photos
  • List unique and duplicate photos
  • Cross platform – using python libraries only
  • Builds a fileindex to speed up processing


pip install photodedup


usage: [-h] [-u] [-c] image_path

photo deduplication tool

positional arguments:
  image_path       path to image folder

optional arguments:
  -h, --help       show this help message and exit
  -u, --unique     list unique images
  -c, --cache      find from cache instead of disk


List duplicate photos  /path/to/photos

List unique photos -u /path/to/photos

By default, each time we will scan the source directory. If you want to use results from the previous scan, add -c to query from cache instead of disk -c  /path/to/photos -uc /path/to/photos


v0.2 - 2017-10-02

  • Reimplement fileindex using sets
  • Support only python 3 for now
  • Remove -d flags, defaults lists duplicates
  • Begin publishing packages to pypi


  • support python 2

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