I'm trying to sort through a mess of my digital artwork. I often end up with multiple copies and they're often scattered across several drives. It's a mess. I'm trying to organize it all. ChatGPT suggested that a Search by Similarity might be just what I was looking for. It sounds as if it is, but I can't find it in the current Bridge. Of course, ChapGPT is only up do date until 2021 so I'm not surprised that it's not accurate. Can anyone tell me what happened to the ability to search by similarity. It sounds like exactly what I need. Thanks.
I don't think there is, but Lightroom offers some possibilities via plug-ins or within the app.
I can't recall the name of the plug-in I used but I remember it was quite limited. I'll add it here if the name springs to mind.
You might wnt to check that old discussion:
The title says "CC folders" but the solution offered works for any folder
and you can check that if that helps
The plug in I used was this one: http://www.bungenstock.de/teekesselchen/
It worked partially for me.
Thanks you. I'm in the process of downloading and installing it and will explore to see if it does what I need. In the meangtime, I've managed to find an eleven year old stand alone free program (CisiPics) that did a superb job of finding dupes across two hard drive. I just wish there were a way to integrate it with lightroom and to turn its findings into collections or catalogs. It seems like such a basic and obvious function to include. Apparently lightroom used to have it in the Similarity Search function. But, as with so many other complex applications, the more the developers "improve" and "add functionality" the less useful it becomes (for me at least.) I've had to abandon another application that I use beacuse the new user "improvements" made it just about impossible to do what I wanted. The older version was better.
I appreciate your response and will look into your suggestions. Once again, thanks.