Table of Contents       5. Find


5.8 Find Similar Photos

The Find abilities of NeoFinder have always been amazing, and its very strongpoint.

But they actually do require that some metadata, like the file name, creations date, or others, are equal.

What if you have files with different names, and different dates, but containing the same image? Somebody saved a copy with a different name, or in a different resolution?

The new incredible
Find similar photos of NeoFinder 7 is the solution for this!

You can find this in the File menu of NeoFinder.

find similar menu


If you select Find similar photos, NeoFinder will show you this new window with the settings needed:

find similar progress

Here, you can first select which image you are looking for.

That can either be any photo of NeoFinder, but you can also
drag in a photo here from the Finder, or even drag in a picture from a web page!

The slider tells NeoFinder show similar the results should be. The further to the left you set this, the more exactly the same must these images be.

For experimenting, move that slider further to the right, and let yourself surprise you by the images you can find then.

Last, you can select which catalogs NeoFinder shall search. By default, these are all your catalogs in your NeoFinder LIBRARY, but maybe you need to search only specific catalogs.

When you hit the
Find button, NeoFinder will start searching:

find similar window

As comparing pictures is a very time consuming process, this may take some time, even though the code in NeoFinder is very highly optimised, and uses all available CPUs and GPUs in your Macintosh.

When all possible matches are processed, NeoFinder will show you the results!

find similar results


As you can see, files with the same motive, but a different resolution, or in black/white, or really even just a similar picture were all found for you!