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ImageDupeless Tutorial

User interface

The window for comparison of two images

The window is started by pressing the button over a pair of neighbouring thumbnails or by double clicking the left mouse button on the blue bar to the left of a group of similar images or on the red bar to the left of a group of unlike images (in the two latter case either two images marked in the group or the first pair of images in the appropriate group (provided that less or more than two images have been marked) will be shown). The window displays the appropriate images as well as the names, the sizes, the modification dates of their files, and their resolutions. The number of the current group of duplicates (or unlike images) and the general number of the groups (in brackets) are displayed in the title of the window. Double clicking the left mouse button over an image area results in starting a program for detailed viewing the image (double clicking is also works for thumbnails of neighbors in the registered version). In the unregistered version of the program the window shows the shareware nag message.

Viewer

Button
Hot key
Action
"fit to window"
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If the checkbox is set, then images are shrunk or enlarged to fit the window. Otherwise sizes of the images will not be changed at displaying in the given window.
"scroll in unison"
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Specifies, whether the given images should be scrolled one by one (the checkbox is reset) or in unison (the checkbox is set); scrolling is accomplished by moving the mouse cursor when pressing the left button over the appropriate image.
"show neighbors"
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Specifies, whether thumbnails for previous and next (in alphabetical order) image files in the same directories where basic compared images are located should be displayed. The thumbnails will be shown even if the appropriate images are not included into the gallery. Remark: the time of loading of the images is increased when the mode of displaying neighbors is turned on; it is recommended to use the given mode if only it is really necessary for you or if your computer is powerful.
"show position in the large group"
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When the option is set, positions of the images in the corresponding groups of duplicates/unlike images will be displayed as icons above them. The position icons will be shown if only the corresponding group combines more than two images.
"walk through first pairs"
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Turns on navigation through only the first pairs of the groups of duplicates or unlike images. By default (the option is turned off) the window is switched not to the following group of duplicates (unlike images), but to the following pair in the current group, and only in the absence of such pair the window is switched to the first pair of the following group.
"walk through marked images"
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Navigation will be carried out only through the groups containing the images marked for removal. It allows after finishing the procedure of automatic choice of improper duplicates according to user's settings to check up quickly the result and to remove marks from the images which should not be deleted. In this mode the first pair of the first row and the last pair of last row will be considered as the initial and the final pairs correspondingly, without dependence on whether they have marks for removal or not.
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Renames/moves the file with the image located above the given button. You can select a new file name and path in the special dialog for renaming/moving image files. At the same time it is possible to set quickly names and directories of the current image files displayed now in the window for comparison of two images, at that the given settings will be stored for the following sessions. It is also possible to add easily an index to the file name (if a file with such name is already exists and you do not want to replace it). Thumbnails for source (renamed) and target (if exists) files are optionally displayed in the dialog for renaming/moving image files. Besides, if these files are binary equal, sign of equality will be displayed between the thumbnails.
D - left
G - right
Deletes the image located above the given button both from the current gallery and from the data medium. If the window displays images from the list of unlike ones then the image is only excluded from the list of unlike pictures (is renewed in the list of duplicates). The next pair of similar (or unlike) images will be shown in the window after the deletion.
C - left
B - right
Marks the image located above the given button (the button is marked by the red tick). Recurring clicking on this button removes the mark. See item 5 of the section "The main window" to learn more about possible operations with marked images (the most frequently used operation is deletion of the group of marked images).
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Runs the dialog for setting the additional parameters. They are:
  • show position in the large group,
  • show neighbors,
  • show series indicator.
When the latter is set, search of the image series will be accomplished and the icon "series indicator" will be displayed below the images if the series corresponding to them are found.
R
Passes to a previous pair of the similar (or unlike) images (see above the options for navigation mode control).
V
Passes to a next pair of the similar (or unlike) images (see above the options for navigation mode control).
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Moves the file with the right image to the directory of the left image (it is possible to rename the moved file).
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Moves the file with the left image to the directory of the right image (it is possible to rename the moved file).
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Replaces the left image by the right one (the result of the replacement is renaming (moving) the appropriate files on the data medium).
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Replaces the right image by the left one (the result of the replacement is renaming (moving) the appropriate files on the data medium).
F
Marks the given images as unlike ones. The images will be excluded from the list of duplicates and will fall into the user-defined list of unlike pictures whereupon the next pair of similar images will be displayed in the window.
S
Runs the dialog for merging series of images. Search of the series starts from two current images.
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series indicator.
or
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The element displaying quality of compared images. There are three parameters of quality:
1. Area of the image,
2. Size of its file,
3. Relation of the file size to the image area.
The vertical blue bar is located between the buttons for removal of images. If compared parameters are equal, the sign '=' will be drawn on the bar on the place appropriate to the parameter. If some image has better value of a parameter, the sign '+' will be drawn near the bar on the side appropriate to the image. At that, distance between the sign and the bar ... If the image files are binary equal, the big red sign '=' is displayed instead of this element. The numerical value of a level of difference for compared images is located under the given element.

Notice 1: both before replacement and before deletion of files with the images a warning will be displayed, if the corresponding option is set (see options).

Notice 2: if the window displays images from the list of unlike ones then the buttons for moving, replacing, renaming the image files, inclusion of images in the list of unlike ones will not be displayed in the window, the button for deletion of images will perform another function (see above).

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