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Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:34 pm
by lkmcmillen
It would be extremely helpful if CloneMaster could (optionally?) scan for duplicate image files while ignoring each file's metadata (EXIF, IPTC).

I've come across many image files that are duplicates to other image files, except for their metadata.

Is such a scan possible?

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:38 pm
by Support
Yes it is possible. Can you email me some files that we can work with? Dups and non dups. We did it that way for mp3, but not for images (yet).

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:52 pm
by lkmcmillen
I just sent an email, with samples contained in an attached RAR file, to support@softbytelabs.com.

Thank you. :D

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:31 pm
by Support
We are working on it. Give us a week or two.

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:25 pm
by lkmcmillen
Just dropping by to check on the progress of this requested feature, and to evidence my continuing interest in it's development.

Happy New Year to everyone!

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:39 pm
by Support
I didn't hear from the developers recently, but last time I did, they said they are working on many more file types containing meta data, not just jpg, so it'll take longer!

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:20 pm
by lkmcmillen
Support wrote:We are working on it. Give us a week or two.
After four months of waiting, I'm growing increasingly anxious for the addition of this feature to Clonemaster. Is this still something that is being worked on?

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:53 pm
by Support
I know, but they are working on a completely new version, a 64 and 32 bit, and with way more functions, including what you requested.

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:33 pm
by lkmcmillen
Just stopping by for my annual update on the progress of the subject request.

How's it going? Any progress?

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:53 pm
by Support
I know, I said give us a few weeks, but I'm not the developer. They just released Comparator and from what I'm told, CloneMaster is next. I ask for an eta, and they said "don't know yet". So I'm passing along the message rather then assuming as I've done before!

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:02 am
by lkmcmillen
Stopping by with my second annual checking of the status of my request.

Has there been any progress with the addition of this requested feature?

My need for this feature, which is primarily to detect image files that are duplicates but for some of such file's metadata having been automatically modified after having been subjected to abuse by Google's Picasa, continues. I would find it hard to believe that others wouldn't find this feature of benefit.

Happy Holaladays!

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:20 pm
by Support
We've done it for audio files and it is slowing the scan dramatically. So we are still trying to find a way to make this fast, and, there are many image formats containing meta data, not an easy task!

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:27 pm
by lkmcmillen
I fully understand. (Dang it.)

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:27 am
by lkmcmillen
It's been 4 years and 3 months since I initiated this... discussion.

It's obvious that it's going nowhere, so its time to put it to rest.

Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate.

Re: Request - Scan image files exluding metadata

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:02 pm
by nibor00
Hello there,
Could somebody guide me to choose right image scanner?
Thanks in advance