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Is there a way to find duplicate pictures in a very large slideshow?

May 13, 2013 6:01 PM

Tags: #premiere_elements_11

I"m using Premiere 11 and find a duplicate sections of pictures every now and then, most likely due to me moving things around too much.   I'm so frustrated.   Is there a way to locate duplicate pictures? 

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    May 14, 2013 6:02 AM   in reply to tmoehlmann1

    Are you talking about seeing stray clips on your timeline?


    If so, what's happening is that you are adding new clips to your timeline by dragging them so close to existing clips on the timeline that you're inserting into them rather than adding new clips adjacent to them. This happens when you drag you're new clips or still too close to your existing clips on the timeline.


    If you work in Quick View, you'll find this to be less of a problem. You can also just drag your new clips onto your Monitor panel rather than to the timeline and they'll be added automatically to the end of your timeline.

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    May 14, 2013 6:03 AM   in reply to Steve Grisetti

    BTW, when working with photos, have you ensured that you've resized your photos to no larger than 1000x750 pixels in size (2000x1500 for HD)? Using oversized photos directly from a camera can cause some strange behave as well as overload the program.

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    May 14, 2013 6:39 AM   in reply to tmoehlmann1



    I could have sworn that I replied to your question yesterday. What I remember writing included the following thoughts.


    Until proven otherwise, there is no Premiere Elements 11 feature where you can identify Timeline duplicate photos in a large slideshow project where you have lost control over the content. It is easy enough to right click a photo in the Timeline and select Reveal in Media to find it in Project Assets. You could even use the Search field at the top of Project Assets to find a file in Project Assets, but, as for sorting out duplicates in the Timeline content, I see no provision for that other than


    a. Stricter control over addition of media to the Timeline

    and where applicable

    b. Look into software to identify duplicates in the batch of photos that you are planning to import into Premiere Elements. I have never tried it, but I have seen mention of a program such as Thumbs Plus for such purposes.



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