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Photos Duplicate Cleaner: Delete Repeated Images on Mac

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Updated on August 17, 2018.

Apple Inc. is really good at making excellent products, one of which is Mac computers entitled according to specs, functions, and appearance like MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro and so on. Running with an exclusive and super MacOS, Mac computers provide users with brilliant experience in the first years.

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Yet, nothing lasts after being used for quite a period of time. That's true of these remarkable machines. You may find your Mac running apparently slower and slower after 1 or 2 years due to dying memory storage. How to speed it up? You can try to remove duplicates of photos on your Mac. If you simply want to delete repeated images, just go on and look up these two methods.

Note: How Much Storage Has Been Taken By Photos on Mac?

How to check to the usages of photos in hard drive space on your Mac? Here you follow this instruction to check it out.

Step 1. Click the Apple Menu in the upper left corner and get down to "About This Mac".

Step 2. Now, a window pops up and showing the information of your Mac. Please switch to the "Storage" tab.

Step 3. It will automatically start calculating the usage, please wait. Then, you can tell how much space the photos take up on your Mac in a direct way.

Check Mac Usage

If you think that the photos are consuming so little storage on your Mac at present that there is no need to clear them up, then you must be totally wrong. An evil seed should be eliminated when growing but not when grown. When there are increasing duplicates squeezing the storage, it's probably too late, for there would be considerable work for you.

Way 1: How to Easily Remove Image Duplicates via MacMaster?

MacMaster is an authentic and intuitive Mac cleaner for you. No more one-after-one deletions, this program enables to quickly scan and display duplicates like Photos, Music, Videos and what you should do is to simply click on the "Clean" button. Don't believe? Just check out the steps and see how to delete duplicate pictures from your Photos Library on Mac.


Step 1. Launch MacMaster

You can directly download MacMaster via the button above. Then, finish installing it and open the app on "Launchpad". Then, you can see the usage of your Mac with a clear look. At the left panel, there list functions like "System Status", "Junk Files", "Clutter", "Large & Old Files", "Duplicate Finder" and "Toolkit". Please give it a click on the "Duplicate Finder" tab.

MacMaster Home Page

Step 2. Start Scanning Repeated Images on Mac

This is a brief onscreen introduction to this function. Next, please hit the "Change Path" button and open a folder you want to scan. Then, give it a go with the click on the "Scan" button. The program will scan out duplicate files like pictures, music, and others according to the name, the size and the date when created.

Duplicates Finder

Step 3. Preview and Remove Duplicate Photos

When the process is done, all duplicates will be shown on the screen. To solely look up duplicates of images, Click on the "Images" button and you'll see all the duplicate photos displayed.

Sort Out Duplicates

You can select a specific item in the middle and check out the saving path as well as the created date of duplicates. Then, please select the one you want to remove and click "Clean" to free up the space.

Clean Duplicates


1. You can preview the photos, videos, songs, etc. in the first place avoiding mistaken deletion.

2. Tap the location under the file and copy the path to open the folder immediately.

Way 2: How to Manually Delete Repeated Pictures Using Finder?

In fact, you can look for and remove duplicates on Mac manually. However, it would be a bit cumbersome for the operation is a bit intricate without the help of third-party software. Now, let's see how to make it.

Step 1. Open the "Finder" window.

Step 2. On the top panel, select "File" and go with "New Smart Folder".

New Smart Folder

Step 3. Now, a folder shows up. Please click the "+" icon on the right corner as to filter the searching results. The more "+" you add, the more specific results will be found.

Step 4. For example, switch to "Kind" is "Image" and "All". If you want to sort out images with a certain extension. You can select from "JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, BMP".

Filter Duplicates

Step 5. Select unwanted items and "Move to Trash".

Move to Trash

If Mac's storage is running out, it's a good idea to clean duplicate files. MacMaster can help you quickly locate duplicates and get them cleaned. Also, they're more features waiting for you to discover.


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