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Old 08-08-2016, 05:44 AM
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I seem to have misplaced an image file, and I have no idea what it was titled. I have a badly used copy of the image that I have scanned into the computer, but since I do not know what the image was titled, I have no way of trying to locate it in whatever nook or cranny it may be in.



This is not something that happens frequently so therefore I would not want to purchase any software designed to find image files with an image file, but I would like to try and find this image by using the image I do have.

Is there a free software that could try to locate this image by using the image file I have, and would it search network drives (two external drives connected to my wireless router)?
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AFAIK there is no software for finding image files by content, especially not for finding one that is 'like' a scanned image.

There is software that can detect whether two files are identical, regardless of the file type, but that's not applicable here, since that process relies on a byte-by-byte comparison and a scanned image would be quite different in that regard from the original.
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Ok, thanks for the info. I guess I was thinking of duplicate image finding software that finds images exactly alike or similarly alike. I just have to find one that will scan for a single image file instead of a complete folder of images. Maybe I could stick the image file in a folder and get the software to scan that folder; but then I suppose the software would only scan for duplicates within that folder and that wouldn't work. Anyway, thanks for your trouble.
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