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What are good tools for windows for finding similar images (size and name varies) in a directory, and displaying them side by side, so I can choose which ones I wish to keep (deleting the other one) ?

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Related: superuser.com/questions/30088/… –  hyperslug Oct 4 '09 at 18:23

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See Duplicate images finder:

This application can search through your images collection and find duplicates not only by file name or size, but also by visual similarity.

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that is pretty cool. –  DaveParillo Oct 4 '09 at 18:23

You can use imagemagick to create a clickable image directory containing an arbitrary collection of images:

convert  'vid:photos/random/*_orig.*' vid_index.html

See this page for an example output. You could then open them side by side in firefox or an image editor.

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How does that help me ? If I wanted to compare them manually, I could've opened them in thumbnail mode in firefox, side by side ... or have I misunderstood you in some way ? –  ldigas Oct 4 '09 at 19:16
    
well, it depends on how many images you have & how deep your directory tree is. the nice thing about the vid format is that you could recursively descend a hierarchy & make a flat index. Each image could have a caption with the iamge name, size, type, comment, whatever. Gives you a venu to make your choice & delete. If you want to do more complex comparisons (finding the difference between 2 images) you can do that too, with a different imagemagick command. –  DaveParillo Oct 4 '09 at 19:25
    
If you have few images to dealwith, frankly, I liked @harrymc's answer. –  DaveParillo Oct 4 '09 at 19:25

AKS and Beyond Compare are great for side-by-side image comparison.

AKS:

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Beyond Compare:

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