2nd Copy Management

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Participant ,
May 22, 2022 May 22, 2022

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On import I always use the 2nd copy feature.  With the high burst rates of new cameras, the 2nd copies folder gets real big real quick. Every so often I clean it out of old 2nd copies.  I also create 1:1 previews.  I love the feature that deletes 1:1 previews older than 30 days or whatever.  It makes life easier.  Couldn't we have a similar feature for 2nd copies to automatically clean them out after a set time?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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my 0.02

IMHO, the second copy function is useless as is. A copy of all imported images in a single, flat folder?!?

I much prefer and recommend a periodic backup of the picture folders.

OT: What I would like to see is a management with max age or alike for the catalog backups.

 

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Participant ,
May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022

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I think you misunderstand.  A 2nd copy is meant only as a temporary backup of your imported images in case you need to recover some that you have culled.  I format the memory card before every shoot so whatever is culled from the shoot before is gone unless I have the 2nd copy.  A normal backup of images would not help.
Any images in the 2nd copy folder that I haven't had need to recover after about a month, I figure I'll never need, so I delete them.  I'm just saying that it would be nice for this to be automatic, just like 1:1 previews.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022

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Don't forget to add your own vote to your idea, the forum software doesn't automatically do that.

 

I've added my own vote, as I agree it would be useful, though I would prefer that the user could set the length of time the 2nd copies are kept before automatic deletion, rather than Adobe pick an arbitrary time period.

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Participant ,
May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022

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Thanks for the advice.  I didn't know.  However, I think it's too late for me to vote for my suggestion.  The upvote button on my original suggestion is greyed out.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 27, 2022 May 27, 2022

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I believe the upvote is available for other users to offer support, as the author there is no need for you to upvote. Just my opinion.

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.8,; LrC 11.4.1, Lr 5.4.1, Ps 23.3.2-ACR 14.4,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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