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.

Impala Automatically Sorts iOS Photos Into Albums For You

iOS: If you click a lot of photos with your smartphone but never get around to sorting them into neat albums, Impala’s got you covered. This nifty app for iPhone and iPad analyses and auto-categorizes your images.

Adobe Revel Organises, Shares And Edits Your Photos On Android

Android: Adobe has finally released the Android version of its Revel service (previously available only on iOS). The app allows you to store photos online, share private libraries with friends and family, and use Adobe’s fairly powerful editing features to modify your pictures.

Tidy Automatically Organises Photos And Makes Albums Easily

Android/iOS: Photo management is never easy. Tidy is an app that makes it a little simpler by automatically grouping your photos for you so you can easily sort them into different albums.

Snippit Pairs The Perfect Song With Your Shared Photos

iOS: If you’ve ever taken a snapshot and wanted to pair it with the perfect song to fit the moment, Snippit is a new app that will let you do just that and then share the combination with your friends. It gives you a fun way to communicate the moment with others and discover new music at the same time.

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.

MyPhotostream Gives You Instant Access To Photos In Your Photo Stream

Mac: Apple’s Photo Stream service is supposed to be an easy way to share your photos between your Mac and your iOS device, but it doesn’t always work as advertised. It’s also pretty much only accessible with iPhoto (although workarounds exist), which is pretty obnoxious. MyPhotostream is a lightweight app that gives you access to your Photo Stream without the bloat of iPhoto.

SnapPea's PhotoSnap Syncs Mobile Photos With Your PC, Instantly

Android: If you want the photos you take with your Android phone on your computer to share or send around, you have plenty of options for fast, instant uploading. Previously mentioned SnapPea already lets you manage your Android phone from your browser — now it instantly uploads the photos you take as you take them too.

Sunlit Automatically Makes A Photo Journal Using Storage

iOS: If you like to add a little context to your photos, Sunlit is an app that allows you to turn your photos into a pretty but simple journal. All you need is a free account.

CyanogenMod GalleryNext Beta Sorts Your Local And Cloud Photos

Android: The folks at CyanogenMod have announced a new photo management app beta called GalleryNext that will probably be part of upcoming CyanogenMod releases. If you’re happy to join a a beta, you can get it now.