combining pics to common folder & sorting duplicates??

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combining pics to common folder & sorting duplicates??

I have a ton of pics on various different drives and computers. I would like to be able to combine and back them all up to one common place. Is there a way to sort out pics that are duplicates even if the file names might be different? What is the best way to do what I am wanting to do? thanks
 
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Well, the simplest way is display them as large thumbnails and sort them by size.

Given how cheap storage is, I'd just copy all the photos into a folder on a drive,
then run any of several de-duplication programs to identify the duplicates.
 
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You will find that if you put all the files into one folder and use the list view, unless something has happened to the files it will sort them by date.
 
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I recently bought a 64Gb Flash Drive to copy files and pics from an old computer to a new one, for under $20. Just mentioning this because you can easily copy everything from all your various places to one place with this.
 
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You really didn't need a flash drive to transfer files from on PC to another, if they are both on the same network. It's much faster to map the drive from one PC to the other. In both cases, Microsoft Sync Toy may help. Use wired connections when possible. Transfers are much faster & can be done in seconds.
 
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Well, the simplest way is display them as large thumbnails and sort them by size.

Given how cheap storage is, I'd just copy all the photos into a folder on a drive,
then run any of several de-duplication programs to identify the duplicates.
^^^^^^ This right here ^^^^^^
 
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You can also used something like Dropbox as a repository. This will hold them and prevent accidental erasure as you sort between the two drives.
 
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You can also used something like Dropbox as a repository. This will hold them and prevent accidental erasure as you sort between the two drives.
Good point.
IIRC, both Google Photos and Amazon Prime Photos both offer free unlimited photo storage.

So, setup an account, upload the pictures from computer #1, #2 etc.
Then they're all backed up.

I think that Google includes automatic organization, and grouping, which should help with de-duplication.
 
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