1. Launch VisiPics.
  2. In the central panel, click the “+” button to add folders you want to scan for duplicates. You can also use the “Auto-Select” button to automatically choose common photo locations like My Pictures.
  3. Adjust the scanning parameters if needed:
    • Comparison Level: Choose from “Fast” (less accurate) to “High” (more accurate but slower).
    • Include Subfolders: Select whether to scan within the chosen folders.
  4. Click the “Start” button to begin the scan.
  5. Wait for the scan to finish. The progress and estimated time remaining will be displayed.

Reviewing and Removing Duplicates:

  1. Once the scan completes, the found duplicates will be displayed on the left side of the interface.
  2. Each duplicate group will show thumbnails of the matching photos, indicating the number of copies and total size.
  3. Click on a group to see detailed information about the photos, including file size, location, and creation date.
  4. Use the checkboxes to select the duplicates you want to remove. You can choose individual photos within a group or the entire group at once.
  5. Click the “Delete” button to permanently remove the selected duplicates.

Additional Tips:

  • VisiPics offers various sorting and filtering options to help you navigate the duplicate results. You can filter by folder, size, date, or even manually mark certain photos as “Keep” or “Ignore.”
  • Before deleting any duplicates, make sure you’ve reviewed them carefully and confirmed that you no longer need them. VisiPics offers a “Move to Recycle Bin” option instead of permanent deletion, just in case.
  • Consider backing up your photos before performing a large scan, especially if you’re using the “High” comparison level.

With these steps, you should be able to efficiently find and remove duplicate photos on your Windows PC using VisiPics. Remember to be cautious when deleting files and always have backups in case of mistakes.

I hope this tutorial is helpful! Feel free to ask if you have any specific questions about VisiPics or encounter any difficulties.