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Searching for a »similar« image on my hard drives?

Engaged ,
May 24, 2023 May 24, 2023

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Please pardon me, for this is not really a PS question.

 

Here it is:

Years ago I edited a »raw« image imported from my digital camera by actually cropping it. That cropped version was then properly named by me and is still with me now 😉

 

For a certain reason now I’d like to get back to that years-old raw image, but I seem to be unable to find it.

 

My question now: Is there any way to search my hard drives for that raw image based on its similarity with the cropped version? So like the Google Images search feature, but aiming on local hard drives?

 

Thanks a lot!

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Engaged , May 26, 2023 May 26, 2023

Thanks!

I found another solution. As I remember that I e-mailed the original image to a friend more than 10 years ago, I focused my search on e-mail attachments dated that far back. I purchased an app to help me with this (»SysTools MBOX Attachment Extractor«), and so I finally found the image.

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May 24, 2023 May 24, 2023

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Hi @Klаus if you check the metadata on the cropped version does it show an original creation date or other metadata that you can use to find the original file?

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May 24, 2023 May 24, 2023

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What Kevin is saying is the best area to start.

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Thanks!

I found another solution. As I remember that I e-mailed the original image to a friend more than 10 years ago, I focused my search on e-mail attachments dated that far back. I purchased an app to help me with this (»SysTools MBOX Attachment Extractor«), and so I finally found the image.

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