3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 4:53 AM by MichelBParis RSS

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

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      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???

        • 1. Re: I have multiple images in my organizer that i do not want
          MichelBParis MVP

          To search for duplicates :

          http://www.johnrellis.com/psedbtool/photoshop-elements-faq.htm#_Find_and_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 ?

          • 2. Re: I have multiple images in my organizer that i do not want
            99jon MVP

             

            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.

            • 3. Re: I have multiple images in my organizer that i do not want
              MichelBParis MVP

              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'.