We are living in an age where Social Messaging apps has great influence the way we communicate. SMS and other medium of communication has already been taken out. Today the messaging favorites are WhatsApp, Snapchat and FB Messenger.
And why it shouldn’t be? WhatsApp and other messaging apps not only let us send messages, but also makes it easy to share files like photos, videos or any other document. A survey shows more than 700 million photos are shared on WhatsApp every day. A lot of these messages may usually be “forwarded as received”. Often these forwards create repeated files – identical or nearly identical copies of the same file.
A major part of these identical files are contributed by media files, especially photos. The same photos get downloaded multiple times in our devices. Additionally, people tends to take lots of photos, same selfies with different angle and those photos go for further round of editing.
All these things together create multiple duplicates or variants of the same photo and clutter the photo gallery. It eventually consumes additional storage space on the device. On an average around 10% of an android device is taken up by duplicate photos.
So duplicate photos are problem, and finding those duplicates and removing them can even be a bigger problem. It’s like looking for needle in a haystack, also let’s not forget nearly identical photos taken sequentially in burst mode.
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to have an app which can does this housekeeping and keep the device free of duplicates but leaves behind one original automatically?
Remo Software – the developer of Remo Data Recovery Software having primary expertize in file systems and extensive knowledge on how data is stored in a device, has launched a free app – Remo Duplicate Photos Remover, which has gained immediate popularity. Their unique de-dupe algorithm lets you search duplicate photos in a device and erase them.
Speaking about duplicate photos, there could be two possibilities – if two photos are identical pixel-by-pixel, bit-by-bit, then they’re exact duplicates. All other photos which have been resized or cropped can be considered as similar. It’s very interesting the way this app functions, it will not just find the exact duplicates, but even finds similar photos too.
Remo Duplicate Photos Remover is available for both Android and iOS platform for free (Windows and Mac versions launching soon). Since its release, more than 100K downloads on the Play Store and it is rapidly gaining popularity on iOS.