When importing files, if you check the box “Don’t import suspected duplicates” , Lightroom searches the entire catalog (regardless of path). The comparison logic includes items such as name, file size, and time stamp (+/- 1 minute).
Is there a way to look for duplicates later?
Thank you Julieanne for your wonderful blog, btw.
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Not that I know of. I suppose you could use the Filters to look for images that were shot on the same day or something similar…
It is really quite frustrating to be told that there is a duplicate, but to be completely unable to find that file. These photos are important to me. Of course I don’t want duplications, but why does it force me to crawl one by one through 100,000 photos to find one that I am looking for? Prove to me that it is a duplication, let me see the other, so I know I have it.
Keith, can you please post your request on one of the following forums so that the correct people see it?
Thank you, -j
Unfortunately the ‘don’t import suspected duplicates’ feature doesn’t work if your workflow includes importing on a laptop, exporting a catalog, and importing a catalog on your desktop. This seems to be a known problem going back years. Is Adobe ever going to fix this bug?
Technical details here:
This remains unresolved in LR5, Very frustrating.