PhotoSweeper helps quickly and efficiently eliminate similar or duplicate photos. It works with photos from iPhoto, Aperture and Adobe Lightroom libraries as well as photos from your Mac.

"PhotoSweeper is a simple and efficient utility for organizing photos. 4.5/5" Macworld
"PhotoSweeper packs a powerful punch in de-cluttering any size collection. 9/10" Mac.AppStorm
"If you are a fan of the Mac OS X Lion design, PhotoSweeper will integrate perfectly in your suite of "must have" apps. 5/5" Softpedia
"The interface is a breeze to use. 9/10" MacNews
"I do like this app, it works really well and under the hood is written to utilize the abilities of your Mac." MacTricksAndTips

PhotoSweeper will help you if:

  • You take a series of shots of the same scene trying to get the perfect one.
  • You edit photos with applications, such PhotoShop, Pixelmator, etc., and make backups just in case.
  • You have photos scattered on external hard drives and local disks, in iPhoto, Aperture or Lightroom libraries.
  • You have a mess in your photo collection or just want to free disk space by removing junk photos.


  • Easy to find photos
    Just drag and drop folders to allow PhotoSweeper to find all photos inside. Add more photos from your iPhoto, Aperture or Lightroom library via the Media window.

  • Flexible comparison settings
    Use 6 different methods to find similar or duplicate photos, even those edited in external programs such Photoshop, regardless of image size or format.

  • Fast
    PhotoSweeper was developed to be extremely fast at comparing large number of photos. Using efficient caches allows you to make the next comparison much faster. You have an opportunity to regroup the results on-the-fly by changing a matching level of similarity.

  • Easy to manage photos
    Review results in "Face-to-Face" or "Groups" mode. Put photos into a virtual container, "Box". Delete, move, or copy photos from the Box. Bulk rename photos while copying or moving.

  • Great photo browsing
    PhotoSweeper provides an up-to-date photo browser with such features as: fast loading of thumbnails, Quick Look preview, drag and drop support, showing paths, ratings, labels, etc. The "Image Info" panel shows more detailed information, including histogram and image metadata (EXIF, IPTC, etc.).

    A comprehensive user manual is available in the Help menu.

  • What's New
  • Media Browser: added possibility to search photos.
  • Improved the "Time+Bitmap" and "Time+Histogram" methods for photos without Capture Date.
  • Fixed showing redundant photos from Photo Stream.
  • Fixed removing photos from external drives.

    Features and enhancements in previous updates:
  • "Align colors" preprocessing: allows you to find duplicates photos even after color adjustments.
  • Image Info panel: Click "Info" button to see advanced information about a selected photo, including preview, histogram and metadata (EXIF, IPTC, etc.).
  • Movies: Add video files from your libraries or hard drives to find duplicate movies.
  • Adobe Lightroom support: Drag and drop photos from the Media window to add photos from your Lightroom library.
  • Aperture and iPhoto support: Drag and drop photos from the Media window to add photos from your Aperture or iPhoto library.
  • PDF support: comparison of PFD documents by the first page.

  • PhotoSweeper (com.overmacs.photosweeper) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is PhotoSweeper 1.9.2. The most popular version of this application used by our users is PhotoSweeper 2015.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/Graphic Apps/PhotoSweeper 1.7.0 azr [k'ed]/

    Minimum OS version: 10.6.6

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2011-2012 Overmacs