finding original image on computer by image comparison and not its name

Started Nov 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: finding original image on computer by image comparison and not its name
In reply to andrzej bialuski, Nov 9, 2012

andrzej bialuski wrote:

Somewhere on my MAC i have an image that I really need to find.

Not an easy task to look though thousands of files

I do not have the image file name, but have a 72dpi copy of the image which has been renamed and posted on the web.

Can I find the original image on my computer by comparing all images stored on my drive to the smaller 72dpi edition?

If you do not have the filename, then duplicate searches are done through checksums. A 1 byte difference will give you a different checksum. Program like fslint will do that. But this will not work in this case because even if the images are the same, the files are different.

If there is "real money" involved, Picsout, and the like, will locate similar images on your hard drive but that will cost you "muchos dinaros."

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