/photos/community?hl=en
This content is likely not relevant anymore. Try searching or browse recent questions.
Is there an easy way to delete duplicate photos 3 Recommended Answers 146 Replies 2866 Upvotes
1 Recommended Answer
$0 Recommended Answers
1 Relevant Answer
$0 Relevant Answers
 I'm trying to delete duplicate photos without taking them out one by one
Relevant Answer Relevant Answers (0)
All Replies (146)
Relevant Answer
Just an example: 



The pictures are fully identical (so it really are visual duplicates), but the picture at right was re-uploaded with a different filename. However that did not cause a duplicate, but a very slight difference in the text on top and the assigment to a different primary album. 

A very sick situation is when you already pictures uploaded via Picasa in the past and these were downsized to 1600px. But last year Picasa finally was murdered by Google and they adviced to use Backup & Sync instead and that thing started to re-upload many old pictures (often non-edited) in their original pixelsize and then you really are in great troubles. Just because you believed Google instead of simply going-on with uploading a new album manually within a few minutes. 

So every situation requires a specific aproach to get rid of the look-alikes and that is why this can't be done automatically. But in all cases in will be a terrible job.
marked this as an answer
Relevant Answer
hi all. i have a similar, if not the same situation. after the switch from Google Photos to Backup & Sync, i have thousands of duplicate photos in the cloud, and the Info, in fact,  is all the same, as well. so the visual and the metadata is the same on evey duplicate that i checked.
i started deleting duplicates from Google Photos on the web, but then my Backup & Sync began to complain about not being able to delete photos on my C: drive. when i looked on my C: drive at what it was trying to delete, it was the unique picture on my C: drive, which i obviously, do not want deleted, ever.
so this duplicate situation seems to me to be more prevalent that might be thought. i am considering wiping out my entire Google Photos collection and starting over. is there not a better way ?

thanks all, for any help that you can offer to any of us who see this problem. thanks, again.
marked this as an answer
Relevant Answer
With Easy VivanTool Duplicate Remover™ you can Scan & Find your PC (WINDOWS) for duplicate JPG, GIF, JPEG, PNG and other popular image formats. Styles: Download Free Trial, Find Duplicate Photos, Find Similar Photos, Free Drive Space.
marked this as an answer
This question is locked and replying has been disabled.
Discard post? You will lose what you have written so far.
Write a reply
10 characters required
Failed to attach file, click here to try again.
Discard post?
You will lose what you have written so far.
Personal information found

We found the following personal information in your message:

This information will be visible to anyone who visits or subscribes to notifications for this post. Are you sure you want to continue?

A problem occurred. Please try again.
Create Reply
Edit Reply
Delete post?
This will remove the reply from the Answers section.
Notifications are off
Your notifications are currently off and you won't receive subscription updates. To turn them on, go to Notifications preferences on your Profile page.
Report abuse
Google takes abuse of its services very seriously. We're committed to dealing with such abuse according to the laws in your country of residence. When you submit a report, we'll investigate it and take the appropriate action. We'll get back to you only if we require additional details or have more information to share.

Go to the Legal Help page to request content changes for legal reasons.

Reported post for abuse
Unable to send report.
Report post
What type of post are you reporting?
Google takes abuse of its services very seriously. We're committed to dealing with such abuse according to the laws in your country of residence. When you submit a report, we'll investigate it and take the appropriate action. We'll get back to you only if we require additional details or have more information to share.

Go to the Legal Help page to request content changes for legal reasons.

Reported post for abuse
Unable to send report.
This reply is no longer available.
/photos/threads
//accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin
You'll receive email notifications for new posts at
Unable to delete question.
Unable to update vote.
Unable to update subscription.
You have been unsubscribed
Deleted
Unable to delete reply.
Removed from Answers
Marked as Recommended Answer
Removed recommendation
Undo
Unable to update reply.
Unable to update vote.
Thank you. Your response was recorded.
Unable to undo vote.
Thank you. This reply will now display in the answers section.
Link copied
Locked
Unlocked
Unable to lock
Unable to unlock
Pinned
Unpinned
Unable to pin
Unable to unpin
Marked
Unmarked
Unable to mark
Reported as off topic
/photos/profile/0