You could remove Duplicates from Lightroom is by recognizing them in Grid View and deleting.
However there are few Plugins Available. Here is one http://www.lightroomfanatic.com/tutorials/advanced/finding-duplicate-images-lightroom-cata log/
Let us know if that helps.
The one tutorial is for duplicats on the Hard Drive (original copies), is it not? And the other is only a solution if you registar buy and run a third party software solution. I was rather hoping that their may be a solution within the the Adobe umbrella of software solutions! Especailly as I can't believe I am the only person to do this. It seems a simple but very awkward problem to have accidentaly created but a very time consuming one to have to resolve, unless I am able to utilise the database management system of Lightroom?!
This would be a very useful feature. Is it planned for a future release?
You are right - the wrong duplicate finder was installed. You first have to unzip the file. Corrected it and now installed correctly. It is free which is a good thing and works fine although a bit slow..
In my Lightroom now 2 menu items are present named "Plug-in Extra's", one under File and one under Library. The first is empty but the second contains the plugin needed to find the duplicates.
although a bit slow.
Yes- Consider though it has to read and compare much information for every file.
Only works for LR 4 and 5. I've got 3.
Only works for LR 4 and 5
That is what is says on the web site, it works with v6.10 ok.
Have you tried it?
It is Free to use, so give it a try with Lr3. You have nothing to lose except time. If it works- great, you would be happy.
If it does not work- uninstall.
Is v6 the same as CC?
Does this plug-in work with CC?
Am I the only person that finds it incredible that a presumably state-of- the-art, top end professional program like LR does not have a built in way to find duplicate photos, a fairly common, and very vexing problem, when hundreds or thousands of photos are involved?
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The free Teekesselchen duplicate file finder plugin for Lightroom can be found at-
It is working successfully with my Lightroom Classic 7.0 version (as it did for me in earlier versions)
Lightroom v6.12 is exactly the same software as the CC2015.12 CC version.
LR does not have a built in way to find duplicate photos
If you use Lightroom with the option "Don't import suspected duplicates", then the problem seldom arises. (With the exception of exported derivatives)
The Lightroom catalog is built with the premise that it only references one 'master' copy of each photo file. Having multiple copies of the exact same file in a computer is not caused by Lightroom but rather by poor data and folder management with the operating system.
Even merging catalogs seldom creates a 'duplicate' problem although the catalog may show Virtual Copies that appear as possible 'duplicates', IF you have elected to save editing data from both merged catalogs.
I used the Teek... program and I think it worked.
I'm not sure because my catalog is so screwed up and LR is running so slow, everything is still a mess. But I think I got rid of about 1000 duplicates for starters.