I want to find duplicate image files and delete all but one from my Lightroom catalog AND FROM THE DISK ITSELF.
can anyone recommend a method for doing this most efficiently?
I must see the images side by side in preview to choose what to toss and what to keep because some files have a different image but the same file name. This is a result of sloppy organization and also images coming off several cameras with similar naming sequences.
the Lightroom Catalog I'm working from is 60,000 + images with MANY dupes.
Sorry for the noob question but through another post I found the simple answer. I look at ALL PHOTOGRAPHS in the catalog. Then select a whole group of individual files that are to be slated for trashing. I can either hit the DELETE key (DELETE in the EDIT MENU is not active) or hold don the CONTROL KEY (on a Mac) and select DELETE. A choice is given to remove the image from the catalog or what I choose is REMOVE IMAGE FROM DISK. I've got a lot of files to go through but this makes my work a LOT easier. Thank you ADOBE!