Cleanup or deletion of enhanced.dng files-faster method?

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Feb 03, 2022 Feb 03, 2022

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In learning the ins and outs of the enhanced photo feature in Lr I have created about 70 large image files.  While some of them are keepers many are not worth the disc space. I want to remove these .dng files but not the original lower res RAW or jpg files.  I have found only one clunky and time consuming way:

1, Fiter all images by filename extension "enhanced.dng" which delivers all the stacks with the enhanced one on top (all the images in the stack are removed if the stack is left-clicked and remove photo selected).

2. Unstack the images; only the enhanced copy shows (it matches the filter), so

3.  undo the filter to see the unstacked photos in grid view, 

4.  select the enhanced.dng file

5.  delete the enhanced image file and repeat

 

Is there a faster (an probably more obvious) way to do this?

 

Thanks.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022
Easier way: go to "all Photographs" built-in collection and use that filter, alternatively I recommend: make a Smart Collection that selects on the rule of e.g. [filename contains "-enhanced"]. This bypasses folders and therefore bypasses any stacking of these images within the context of those folders. Now you can review in one place - regardless of folders - and then remove from Catalog, deleting from disk if appropriate, any that you do not want to keep. If there are any you want to check on ...

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Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

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If you are sure there are no other DNG files you want to keep use Finder and sort by extension .dng on the containing folder(s). Delete the files and then inside LrC right click on the containing folder(s) and select Synchronize Folder. When prompted select "Remove missing photos from catalog.'

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Easier way: go to "all Photographs" built-in collection and use that filter, alternatively I recommend: make a Smart Collection that selects on the rule of e.g. [filename contains "-enhanced"]. This bypasses folders and therefore bypasses any stacking of these images within the context of those folders.

 

Now you can review in one place - regardless of folders - and then remove from Catalog, deleting from disk if appropriate, any that you do not want to keep. If there are any you want to check on within the folder and stack context, you can right-click on each and choose "Show in Folder". Then switch back into the same Smart Collection context e.g. using the recent-sources selector just above the Filmstrip.

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The Smart Collection method with the "contains enhanceed.dng" rule worked fast and efficiently.  Thanks.

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