What is the version of Lightroom ?
What is the OS ?
Try creating a new catalog and check if duplicates are getting imported to that as well.
It is the latest version 6.3. OS is windows 8.
It seems there are a number of problems :- 1. It is trying to import photos from the iphone that are already in Lightroom
2. Lightroom appears also to have NOT copied some of the images in my version of Elements (version11) into the Lightroom catalogue!
This is all very frustrating! This is the very first catalogue I have created in Lightroom, why would I wish to create another - that advice doesn't strike me as logical - unless you can explain??
You are correct creating a new catalog and importing to that would be senseless.
If this catalog was created from or had a problematic import from a PSE catalog then maybe a new catalog could help..
Do it like this:
In Lightroom go to File>New Catalog and create a new one with a name you life where you want it..
Then with the new catalog open go to File>Import from another Catalog... import from the old one..
Does that prevent the duplicates issue???
Also try File>Import from a PSE catalog and reimport the old PSE catalog to see if it picks up the missed ones. I haven't ever tried this so follow your nose with this, if something doesn't seem right back out.
Thanks for the help - but it has not solved the original problem - although it has solved problem no. 2 above.
After creating the new catalogue, then plugging the iphone5 in to transfer new images into it, it now wants to import more than 600 images!
Approx 500+ of these are already in the catalogue but comparing the details of the same image both inside the catalogue and in the iphone awaiting to be transferred reveals some alarming differences:-
e.g. Andy Warhol art piccy.....inside the catalogue IMG 4264 JPG, date is 13/07/2015, time 14:42pm
......awaiting to be transferred the details are IMG 4264 JPG, date is 13/07/2015, time is 13;42pm....also this image and many others are upside down in the preview of images to be transferred(??) but surely that shouldn't make a difference?
so......why is Lightroom seeing this image as different to the one it currently has inside the catalogue?? The image has never been touched to modify it in any way...and I have no idea why the time information is 1 hour different.
Obviously i don't wish to add hundreds of duplicates to the catalogue and the 'tick box' is activated.
Can I modify the criteria that Lightroom uses for recognising duplicate photos? Somehow we have to get the system to recognise that these images are the same?
Does the issue still persist ?
Yes of course it still exists and I have been wondering why nobody has replied to my questions that were raised on 30th December?
I would be grateful for a reply.
Ignore suspected duplicates looks for files with matching names + EXIF capture dates + lengths
Possibly because nobody has an answer. I have one question. The files that are already imported, have you renamed them since they were imported?
I must admit I find the staccato replies to my query somewhat confusing....... First of all I must ask who are the people above ( JimHess, Khatwani, Geoff the Kiwi, etc) that are giving these replies? Are you paid employees of Adobe responsible for resolving customer problems? If so, perhaps I should point out that having paid good money to buy a system that is not doing what it says it will do, then I am obviously unhappy with the purchase! Secondly, I am astounded to receive a reply saying that "possibly nobody has an answer"!!!!! Do you guys not know what you have designed?
My questions in 4. above are detailed & I would have thought deserved a better more detailed response, in fact the reply in 7. above is unclear (some punctuation might help)!
To answer the last response from you - "No they have not been renamed, or modified in any way", so please return to my queries in 4. above.
ps If for some reason I am NOT communicating with employees of Adobe please pass me on to someone who knows more about Iphone to Lightroom image transfers.
The time stamp on those 2 images is different. I suspect you would find the same problem with the other images. Could be your iPhone has changed the Capture date/time to suit itself, IE the iPhone's internal time.
LR works fine on millions of computers bot Windows and Mac OS X. I think it is more of an iPhone problem.
May I ask why you are keeping 600 images on your phone?
I suggest you visit the Apple iPhone support forums, IIRC there have been numerous problem with iPhone and any number of image program on computers.
Usually what we get here is LR can't see or download images from an iPhone. But that might be only on a Mac computer.
Unfortunately it doesn't solve the problem I have -- but for the first time in the dialogue someone appears to have indicated what the problem might be.
It would have been helpful to specify exactly how Lightroom classifies images as duplicates i.e. what criteria does it use - which would have told me earlier what the problem might have been?? Why do Adobe seem to be so poor at highlighting this - do they not wish customers to get the best out of their systems? Unfortunately this is exactly how the company appears to me - the process of solving problems is painful - just like drawing teeth!
In answer to your point "Why wouldn't you keep images on an iphone?" It has the space to hold them, and no iphone has zero images that I am aware of, so if people like me transfer images from a variety of cameras including iphones then the problem must be very common indeed
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If the problem was an Adobe caused one there would be plenty if posts and a remedy already.
As you can see I have an iPhone or two and have never had issues so start looking at your system, what you are doing and providing specific detailed information along with screen shots.
Raving helps no one