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I have multiple images in my organizer that i do not want

Nov 14, 2012 2:22 PM

I have multiple duplicates of images in my organizer , how can i get rid of them , how can i prevent thsi from happening in the future???

 
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    Nov 15, 2012 12:32 AM   in reply to Images by Jeanne

    To search for duplicates :

    http://www.johnrellis.com/psedbtool/photoshop-elements-faq.htm#_Find_a nd_delete

     

    Avoiding duplicates:

    Only you can tell the reasons, but a few questions might help:

    - how do you import your pictures in the catalog : via the downloader, from camera, from card reader ?

    - Do you use 'watched folders' ?

    - Do you use face recognition ?

    - Do you frequently export files for different projects ?

    - Do you work with other external softwares such as video or slideshow editors ?

    - If you work with the downloader, did you check the option to ignore already imported files ?

    - Do the duplicates have the same file name in different folders, or slightly different names in the same folder ?

    - Are the duplicate the same size or is one of them of very different size ?

     

    Can you compare duplicates to see in which folder they are ? That might give you a hint about how they were produced ?

    Also, which PSE and OS version ?

     
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    Nov 15, 2012 4:43 AM   in reply to Images by Jeanne

     

    Are you using the auto-fix options from Organizer. If so elements automatically creates a duplicate and places it in a version set next to the original. You would need to tidy up afterwards if you only wish to keep a single copy. Otherwise use Full Edit (Expert Mode in PSE11) and save by overwriting your original.

     
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    Nov 15, 2012 4:53 AM   in reply to 99jon

    99jon wrote:

     

     

    Are you using the auto-fix options from Organizer. If so elements automatically creates a duplicate and places it in a version set next to the original. You would need to tidy up afterwards if you only wish to keep a single copy. Otherwise use Full Edit (Expert Mode in PSE11) and save by overwriting your original.

     

    I had not thought about that option, thanks 99jon.

    If that is the case, the version sets (which are not really duplicates) simply need to be 'flattened'.

     
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