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Ask LH: How Can I Deal With All My Duplicate Photos?

Hey Lifehacker, My archive of digital photos stretches back a dozen years and is 70GB in size. I recently combined all my photos files on to my new laptop and have quickly realised that in some cases I have triplicate copies or more of the same photos in different folders. Are there any programs that can analyse and match photos that appear more than once? I have spoken with all my friends and they all suffer this common problem.

PhotoSift Sorts Through That Pile Of Photos From Your Camera Quickly

Windows: One of the most tedious parts of dealing with photos taken from your camera (or phone) is sorting through the 20 pictures you took to find the two good ones. PhotoSift does that job quickly, with plenty of keyboard shortcuts.

Ask LH: How Can I Sort My Digital Photo Collection?

Hey Lifehacker, Over the years I have amassed tens of thousands of photos spanning many different digital cameras. I’ve backed up the photos multiple times in multiple directories across multiple drives. To make matters worse, since I’ve used multiple cameras a lot of the jpg file names are the same, but are in fact different pictures. How do I filter, de-dupe and clean up my digital photos? Help me Lifehacker! Thanks, Photo Overload

App Directory: The Best Photo Management App For Mac

When we originally chose the best photo management app for Mac OS X, a few were overlooked. After further consideration, we feel that Lyn easily beats iPhoto. While it costs a tiny bit more, it is far more versatile than Apple’s offering.

Ask LH: How Can I Get My Holiday Photos Under Control?

Hey Lifehacker, Got any tips for managing an excess of holiday photos? Take me, for example: on my trip to Melbourne and Sydney last March, I took around 2500 photos; I was there for three weeks. Even a short 3-day vacation took up more than 200 shots. The big problem I’m facing is which one to print. Thanks, Photo Profligate

PicLens lets you preview web images in fullscreen 3D

PicLens is a browser addon for Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari which lets you view images from a number of popular sites including Flickr and Google Images, in a full screen, 3D environment.

Apart from being a pretty way to browse images, it’s also practical – it lets you view large number of images very quickly.

The way it works is when you’re on a page which supports PicLens (and it’s a lot of the major ones, including Google Images and Picasa, Flickr, Facebook, MySpace and Deviant Art) or any site which supports Media RSS, you can mouse over any image and click the PicLens button that appears. This will bring up a 3D gallery called “The Wall” which stretches into the distance. You can rapidly scroll through it, then click on an image to see it in full size.

I get the feeling my description is not doing it justice, and I know the screenshot doesn’t do it justice (hit the jump to see it). Check out the demo video to get a feel for just how beautiful it looks and how beautifully it navigates.

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