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Feb 21, 2020

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I need to find out where (finder location) each image is in a rather large LR catalog. I can't just select images and Command-R. How do I? I can program in Python, if there were a way to use that. Thanks.

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Location of LR images

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I need to find out where (finder location) each image is in a rather large LR catalog. I can't just select images and Command-R. How do I? I can program in Python, if there were a way to use that. Thanks.

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Feb 22, 2020

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You are using Cloudy Lightroom, the one with the dog splash screen? In that case, the answer is that they are in the cloud. You can set local storage, but think of that as a cache - the real file is in the cloud.

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Feb 22, 2020

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Thanks. I accidentally (re-)loaded cloudy lightroom. Want to go back to
classic, as what I want is files where I can find them, on my hard
disks. But the real problem I am trying to solve is this: I have several
LR catalogs, some with overlapping images, and there are duplicate
images (files) for many of the images recorded in the catalogs. I would
like to be able to do is pick apart a catalog, and get a list of the
exact file location for each image, so I can see and get rid of the
duplicates. It's a complicated job.

What I feel that I will be reduced to doing is exporting each catalog to
a separate (backup) hard drive (it will have to be at least 4 TB), then
delete the LR catalogs on the main drive, as well as any extraneous
JPEGS, DNGs, CR2s, and other image files that remain on the main drive,
then re-importing LR catalogs back to the main drive. (Of course, I will
make a complete backup of the main drive before doing any of this.)

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Feb 22, 2020

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My 'overview' approach to your question might be-

Make backups first (for unexpected problems)

1) Open each of the "several Lr Catalogs".

2) Correct each catalog to be sure there are no 'missing' files in each.

3) Open the one catalog that is to be your 'one-and-only' master working catalog.

4) Import 'merge' the other CATALOGS into this one catalog by "Import from another Catalog". (NOT a photo import!)

Stage #1 here-

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/merging-catalogs-1-identifying/

and Stages #2-4 here=

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom/catalogs/merging/

 

5) Now with everything in the one 'master' catalog you can search for your duplicates with a plugin.

DUPLICATE FINDER Teekesselchen: Home

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 9.3, Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop 2020 (21.2.1), Nikon DSLR, Windows-10.

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Feb 23, 2020

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Thanks for the detailed response. I have used duplicate finder before,
but can't seem to get the latest version to run on my LR classic. I'll
keep trying.

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Feb 23, 2020

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Teekesselchen Duplicate Finder works well in my Lr-Classic 9.2 (Windows-10).

Often a little hard to find in: Menu: Library > Plugin Extras > Find Duplicates.

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 9.3, Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop 2020 (21.2.1), Nikon DSLR, Windows-10.

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