3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 6, 2015 8:46 PM by wobertc

    In Lightroom, Is There a Way to Compare Photos in DNG Designated Folders to Photos Placed in Designated JPEG Folders to Ensure At Least One Form of the Photo Exists?

    meltdownman

      Background:

       

      I finally got my act together and started using the database in Lightroom.

       

      I have gathered up my collection of photos from various portable hard drives and imported photos and updated my LR catalog.

      I created one Master Catalog.

      For my purposes, I have set up the TOP folder structure within the LR Master catalog with various LOCATIONS folders for places that I have traveled.

      Within each the TOP LOCATIONS folder I have 2 subfolders for the given location:  1) DNG and 2) JPEG folder to keep them separate to see if the two sets of photos match when I was importing them into the Master Catalog.

       

      Problem Statement:

       

      Some of the DNG Photos do not have a corresponding JPEG photo

       

      Question

       

      Is there a way to compare the photos in the DNG folder with those of the JPEG folder to see what photos are matched before I begin deleting photos from both folders of unwanted photos?  I obviously want to maintain at least one copy of the photos I wish to keep be it a DNG or JPEG. 

       

      NOTE: I don't know programming so I wouldn't know how to write a script to do this and was hoping there was an easier way to do this using LR.

       

      Thank you in advance,

       

      The Meltdownman