Greetings, Curt--thanks for the feedback. Different strokes for different folks, as they say.
I suppose if you don't have reason to search for binary duplicates, then MeeSoft Commander could be less useful. It's just that so many developers claim they're the fastest and even go so far as to have the word "fast" in the name of their dupe software. Then I use Commander to check for dupes and OMG it is
Regarding the default 9% similarity tolerance for images, I agree it's too high and I generally use 5%. Of course, the more images you are processing then the lower the % as a practical matter.
Considering Commander is not utilizing cache (most
fast tools do) in its image comparison, I find its processing speed to be very good. If your intent is to process your entire image collection, then yeah--it's gonna take a while. If however you want to process a folder full of images prior to moving them into your full collection, then Commander is a very good tool for that task IMO.
When you refer to "perfect" results, I assume you mean the accuracy of the program and I definitely agree. My testing indicates Commander is among the most accurate image dupe scanners, but it's just a shame the matches are presented in the limited manner they are (ie. no thumbnails and no side-by-side view).
The main reason I posted about the minimalist MeeSoft Commander is because I had never seen it mentioned in the context of similar image utilities. I'm sure there are other file managers which can find similar images, but I haven't discovered them yet.
btw- just for the sheer entertainment value, check out the portable VisualPhotoCompare
and then tell me MeeSoft Commander isn't fast.