Duplicates Downloaded direct from camera

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Jun 27, 2022 Jun 27, 2022

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Newly installed Photoshop Elements 2022 on new Dell PC running Windows 11.  Downloading pictures directly from Canon R6 camera results in duplicates.  The duplicates have the exact same dimensions, etc but the name is appended with -1.  How can I resolve this irritating and time consuming problem?

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Jun 27, 2022 Jun 27, 2022

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There has been a few post about similar annoyances, like:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-elements-discussions/elements-organizer-shows-two-copies-of...

 

When checking the different situations, it appears that the duplication exists in the phone or camera, so that the duplicates are imported ; since you can't have two similar filenames in the same destination folder, the OS adds a suffix to differentiate them.

The simplest solution: use a very cheap card reader instead of a cable.

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Another situation where duplicates can occur is if you shoot raw+jpeg and automatically stack the raw and jpeg files.  It is my belief that the Adobe Photo Downloader only searches visible files in the grid for duplicates.  So, if you try to import from a previously downloaded camera card and use the no duplicates filters, the jpeg files will be under the raw files in the stacks and the previously imported jpegs will import once again (with the -1 suffix). 

 

The easy solution to remove the duplicates is to perform a file search (Ctrl+Shift+K) for -1, and delete the files from the catalog (and your hard drive).

 

And just to be clear, are you using the APD filter to avoid duplicate imports?

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