Download and run installation package. A shortcut will be installed, find it from your start menu to run the program.
Screenshot of the main window, showing a "bad image" to the left and a "good image" to
the right. The right file is preferred and will be copied to the output directory.
Use this tool to merge images from two folders to a third, output folder. It is important that the images have the same name if they are considered the same image. Differences in file extensions are ignored.
Compare images before and after batch modifications of contrast, color balance, white balance and such.
Compare images received in several batches from a third party.
Compare photos copied several times from an intermittently faulty digital camera memory card.
Click the left folder button to browse to the left folder for comparison.
Click the right folder button to browse to the right folder for comparison.
Click the bottom right folder button to browse to the output folder where images will be copied to.
Select images to compare in the lists at the top.
Choose whether to use the left or the right image, by clicking. The selected image will be copied to the output directory.
The next image will be displayed. Repeat.
In the list of images from the two selected folders, both left and right side images appear in comined alphabetical order with gaps where there is no match on the other side.
Unique images are greyed out and images with the same name are not.
If two images look similar, have a look at the image dimensions and file size. The largest image in pixels, or the largest file in bytes, is noted with a small green arrow.
Supports images in the following formats
JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg, .jpe)
TIFF (.tif, .tiff)
Windows Bitmap (.bmp)
Windows Media Photo (.hdp, .jxr, .wdp)
Windows Icon (.ico)
Speed up your work with shortcut keys, the way WellCompareDir was meant to be used.
Primary shortcut keys
Use the suggested image and advance to the next matching image pair.
Left arrow key
Use the left image and advance to the next matching image pair.
Right arrow key
Use the right image and advance to the next matching image pair.
Down arrow key
Advance to the next matching image pair.
Up arrow key
Back to the previous matching image pair.
Secondary shortcut keys
Control + Left arrow key
Use the left image.
Control + Right arrow key
Use the right image.
Control + Down arrow key
Advance to the next image.
Control + Up arrow key
Back to previous image.
A brief summary of the changes from version to version.
WellCompareDir was created to sort thousands
of product images for Fröer.nu in from several folders. These product images are delivered by the product suppliers in different formats and qualities each year. Replacing one image with the most recent version did not always mean an improvement,
and simply relying on file size or image dimensions did not help all of the time. Manual selection was the answer, and a specific tool to achieve this seemed like the most effective way.