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How to find and remove duplicate in Lightroom CC?

New Here ,
Sep 03, 2018 Sep 03, 2018

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Hi,

I migrated my icloud photo collection (120.000 images) to Lightroom CC recently. Somehow my Lightroom collection contains a lot of duplicates images (master doubles, master/low res doubles etc...).

How can I find and remove duplicates and/or similar images in Lightroom CC (not Classic)? It is not a realistic option to manually find these duplicates with these amount of photos so there must be a way to let the computer do that?

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 09, 2018 Oct 09, 2018

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Hi CvT,

Sorry to hear that. Could you please explain how you started the import in Lightroom CC? Did you exported all the images out from iCloud and then imported them into Lightroom CC. Does the duplicate images have a different name?

Please refer the below discussion to get some idea about the correct import workflow for Lightroom CC from different applications.

Remove Uploaded Duplicates After Migrating To Lightroom CC

Regards,

Mohit

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New Here ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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Hello, I'm coming from LR classic, just made the transition to CC. I have nearly all my pictures in duplicates. That's really bad, and I just can't delete them one by one... What can I do ?

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New Here ,
Jan 30, 2020 Jan 30, 2020

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That link does not even exist anymore...
Why is there no feature to remove duplicates?
Simplest explanation on how they are created in todays world:
Whatsapp does differentiate between sent and received images. Therefore images you received or send, are both saved an therefore you have your original high resolution image and the one, that you sent, which gets cropped and downscaled. I got at least 3000 duplicates in my lightroom now...

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New Here ,
Feb 12, 2020 Feb 12, 2020

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Hello everyone,

 

Any news on the issue above?

I am experiencing similar problem and Im struggling to find relevant answer.

 

Thanks,

 

M

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New Here ,
May 09, 2020 May 09, 2020

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Any answer to this?

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New Here ,
May 02, 2021 May 02, 2021

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Can you please update your post and correct the wrong link ? It sounds we are many people looking for such feature. 

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New Here ,
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 17, 2018

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Same issue here.  Somehow last couple of weeks my collection doubled or nearly doubled.  I have tons of duplicates.  I use lightroom classic as my primary and lightroom CC is just synced from it.  I have 50k in the classic and over 80k in CC suddenly.  I am not sure how the additions occured or where they came from.

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New Here ,
Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020

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Just to say I have exactly same issue. Maybe it's better for me to re-import all images again from Classic. Don't want to spoil the party but CC still seems a beta compared with Classic. Not sure why Adobe is hell bent on migrating us to a worse product

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Explorer ,
May 28, 2020 May 28, 2020

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I too need this feature. When I migrated from Lightroom Classic to CC it only successfully migrated my collections. All the folders I had were just dumped into a single folder and album in CC. I'll note that it only succesfully took applied profiles for photos in collections.. and the mass dump folder has 0 edits at all. Great. That's thousands of photos. Now I have to manually go through them all to re-organize.. and I am finding this creates duplicates between the collections that were successful and the other giant folder Lightroom created. 

 

I'm blown away that they have such a great feature for facial recognition that is automated.. and no feature to find and remove duplicates.

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New Here ,
Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

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Yes me too this feature should be a priority for Adobe.

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New Here ,
Jul 13, 2020 Jul 13, 2020

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Same problem.  Plus, images that have been downloaded after the migration are also doubling and trippling.  I think they reproduce overnight!  "The Trouble With Tribbles"

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Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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Would love this feature as well... How hard can it be to add a "remove duplicates" option that lets you keep the highest def files. 

 
 

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New Here ,
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 24, 2021

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I'm with you guys. Looking foraward for any solution to remove duplicates from cloud

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New Here ,
Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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Same problem here. Seems like a basic feature that should have been added a long time ago. The simplicity of Lightroom CC is so frustrating. It feels like an Apple or Google product that intentionally removes the control you have so it's "easier" for people.

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