MindGems, Inc. the developer of Folder Size, Duplicate File Finder, Duplicate Music Finder and other PC maintenance and optimization software has released a new version of the famous Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder product.
What makes VSDIF stand out from the crowd of duplicate finders is the fact that it “looks” at the images in order to find similarities rather than just comparing the file data as standard duplicate finders do. The tool uses advanced algorithms in order to compare images visually the way a real person would do.
"Our developers worked hard in order to make sure that all our tools are ready for the recent official release of Windows 8.1" says MindGems PR representative Linda Thompson. "I am glad to announce that all our tools are now Windows 8.1 compatible and our users can switch to the new operating system and buy a new PC knowing that they can install their favorite tools right away."
The key improvements in version 18.104.22.168 of VSDIF (Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder product) are the Multi-Core CPU utilization and the Unicode support. While the 4.X version of the tool can scan files in two languages at the same time there is no such limitation in version 22.214.171.124. The Multi-Core CPU support in the comparison phase provides a huge performance improvement. An Intel i5 CPU with four cores will now scan four times faster.
The Duplicate Photo Finder tool is well known for its accurate and fast performance and its users range from photography fans and professional to corporate users. The “simplicity” and the fact that it is extremely fast and accurate is the key factor for the huge amount of users that VSDIF attracts. The graphical interface is well organized and even a novice user can start using the application right away. A quick scan of the drives reveals the duplicate and similar images. The tool scans thousands of photos in less than a minute. This performance can vary depending on the drive parameters, image formats and hardware configuration.
The Image Search feature can find images similar to a preloaded sample image or a group of images. The tool can search for the samples in one or more folders that are added in the folders list. The relevance of the found duplicate images is controlled by tweaking the percentage of similarity option. The higher the percentage is the more relevant the results are.
Organizing an image collection is the other task that VSDIF handles and makes it the choice of professional photographers with its support for hundreds of image formats including more than 300 raw camera formats. VSDIF can find all duplicate and similar images on a computer or inside selected set of folders, or it can compare a “source” location versus “target” and an option to exclude the source from the “auto-check” feature is available. The mentioned “auto-check” is one of the options inside the tool for selecting the images for deletion based on different properties like date, time, size, image quality, name and location, dimensions and more. There are also filtering options that can narrow the search to certain file types and properties similar to the ones mentioned for the “auto-check”
There is a free demo version of Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder available for download from the company’s website at mindgems.com. The Personal and Professional versions can be purchased for $24.95 and $39.95 respectively, and include free updates and support. The Corporate version provides interface for integration with third party software and portals. Promotional discounts are often available through the publisher's website, Blog and Newsletter. Permanent discounts are available for large quantities and are applied immediately upon checkout.
Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder was named the best duplicate image finder tool by the major software magazines and photography websites.
Founded in 2001 MindGems (mindgems.com) is providing shareware and freeware products that are leaders on the market for home and business use. The products range from free disk management and maintenance tools like Folder Size and Fast Duplicate File Finder to corporate tools like Visual Similarity Duplicate Image finder that is used in stock photography websites and health care applications.
MindGems tools are used by more than 100 million users around the globe and are reviewed and published on all the major software websites and magazines including ZDNet, CNet, PCWorld and PCMagazine. The company products come pre-installed by the manufacturers on large quantities of desktop and laptop computers.