How to Find and Merge Duplicate Photos in macOS 14 Sonoma on Mac 

Just like its iOS counterpart, the Photos app for macOS keeps track of duplicate photos and videos in your photo library. And once the stock photos app finds any duplicates, it keeps them all in a separate “Duplicates” album. Hence, you can easily find duplicate photos and merge them all to save space and clean up your library. If you are wondering how to find and merge duplicate photos in macOS 14 Sonoma on Mac, this hands-on guide has got you fully covered. 

Find and Merge Duplicate Photos in macOS 14 Sonoma on Mac: (Quick Guide  

It’s worth pointing out that duplicates include both exact copies that may have different metadata and images that seem to be the same. However, note that the duplicate images may have different file formats, unique resolutions, and other minor differences.

Notably, the Photos app also allows you to filter duplicates. As a result, you can choose to merge only photos or videos or choose to merge both of them as per your needs. 

Step 1. First and foremost, open the Photos app on your Mac.

Step 2. Now, click on the Duplicates tab on the left sidebar. 

Step 3. Next, use the Command+A keyboard shortcut to quickly select all the images. 

Step 4. Do note that you have the option to filter the duplicates. To do so, click on the downward arrow located right next to Filter By and then choose Photos or Videos depending on your needs. 

Step 5. If you want to get rid of all the duplicates, I would recommend you select the All Items option. 

Step 6. Next up, click on Merge X Items

Find duplicate photos on Mac

Step 7. Finally, select the Merge X exact copies only or merge all the selected items and you are good to go! 

Find duplicate photos on Mac

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the best way to edit photos on Mac?

While there is no dearth of photo editors on Mac, Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Dxo Photolab, Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop are by far the best. So, yeah, these are the best ways to edit photos on Mac like a pro.

2. Is MacBook better for Photoshop?

Powered by the fully optimized macOS and unmatched Apple silicon, MacBook can let you get the most out of Photoshop.

Wrap up…

That’s pretty much it! So, that’s how you can easily find and merge duplicate photos on your Mac. Now that you know how this neat storage cleaner works, make the best use of it to keep the clutter at bay. Not to mention, it can also play a vital role in making your photo library look perfectly organized. That said, did you find this guide helpful? If yes, make sure to share your two cents with us.

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