Lightroom Duplicate Finder

Are you looking to eliminate duplicate images within Adobe Lightroom? Discover and organize similar and duplicate photos with ease! Reduce the size of your Lightroom catalogs by removing repeating photos.

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Duplicate Image Finder

How to Find Duplicate Photos in Adobe Lightroom?

Lightroom is the app of choice for many professional photographers to edit and manage photos. Unfortunately,  just like with other photo management apps, you might end up with lots of duplicate images. Those can be caused by pictures saved in multiple folders or resolutions, cameras that capture both RAW and JPEG, and by syncing photos with other photo editors. Those duplicates not only clutter your Lightroom catalogs and take up space but also slow down Lightroom and your entire system. This is because both Lightroom and your entire system waste time processing totally unnecessary data. Removing duplicate images manually is a tedious task and it is even not worth it if you have thousands of images.

Duplicate Image Finder solves the problem of Lightroom duplicates. It will not only delete photos in Lightroom that are duplicated but will list all the duplicate and similar images in your entire photo library. Follow the simple steps below to automatically remove all duplicate images in Adobe Lightroom.

Duplicate Image Finder is the most feature-rich application on the Internet for finding and removing similar and duplicate photos. It has been developed for more than 20 years and supports all popular image formats - over 340 photo formats, including RAW, HEIC/HEIF, AVIF, JPG, PNG, GIF, CRW, CR2, CR3, NEF, DNG, PSD, WebP, and many more. In addition to that it uses advanced AI algorithms and hardware acceleration and is capable of comparing millions of images.

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Steps to Find and Remove Lightroom Duplicates

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1, Choose Lightroom Catalog

On the scan panel at the bottom-right select the similarity level in percent. Click "Scan Lightroom" on the toolbar and select Lightroom Catalog.

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2. Find Lightroom Duplicates

Run the scan and Duplicate Image Cleaner will look for duplicate and similar photos in the selected Lightroom catalog.

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3. Delete Duplicate Images in a Click

Review the listed Lightroom duplicates and mark the images that you want to delete. Use the auto-mark options for automatic selection.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lightroom can’t scan the image graphically to identify if it is a duplicate. Lightroom uses only file names to identify if images are duplicates. If your duplicate images are stored in different formats, different names, and different folders, importing them to Lightroom will create duplicates. To remove duplicate images automatically you have to use Duplicate Image Finder.

Although Lightroom doesn’t have an automatic duplicate photo-finding feature, you can delete duplicate pictures manually. Once you have identified the duplicate image, follow the steps below:

  • Click on the photo you want to delete.
  • Select "Delete 1 Photo" from the Edit menu.

This is all you need to do to remove duplicate photos from Lightroom. Likewise, you can select multiple photographs and delete duplicates in Lightroom. To permanently remove duplicate images from Lightroom hold Ctrl and select the images, then press Shift + Alt+ Ctrl + Delete. To remove duplicate photos automatically use Duplicate Image Finder.

Lightroom Classic determines if a photo duplicate of another file if it has the same, original filename, the same Exif capture date and time, and the same file size. You can instruct Lightroom Classic to disregard duplicate files when importing by ticking "Don't import suspected duplicates". Unfortunately, Lightroom does not check the content of the file, and even if one of those properties is different it will import duplicates. To remove duplicate images by comparing the photos use Duplicate Image Finder.

Steps to delete Duplicates in Lightroom:

  1. Run Duplicate Image Finder
  2. Set the similarity level to 100% to find exact duplicates or lower it to find similar photos
  3. Click "Scan Lightroom" on the main toolbar
  4. Select the catalog that you want to clean
  5. Wait for the scan to finish and all Lightroom duplicates will be listed in groups.
  6. Review and select the duplicates that you do not need and click the DELETE button.

Tick "Don't Import Suspected Duplicates.". This option is ticked by Default and Lightroom automatically will try to detect duplicates and not import them. Unfortunately, that option checks only file names and dates. The best thing to do is to check if your images are not already imported. Nevertheless, you will most likely end up with duplicates in your catalog at some point. To remove duplicates automatically use Duplicate Image Finder.

Go to the photo that you want to duplicate. Right-click it and select "Duplicate 1 photo". You can duplicate multiple photos in the same way. Just select all the photos that you want to duplicate and right-click the selection. From the popup menu select "Duplicate X photos".

Go to grid-view display mode and select the images that you want to delete. Then either right-click on the selection or open the Photo menu from the toolbar. From there select "Delete photos" and a popup dialog will be displayed. Click "Delete from Disk" to delete the photos or click "Remove from Lightroom" to remove the images and keep them on disk.

Yes, it is generally safe to delete duplicate files from your computer. Duplicate files can take up valuable storage space and make it harder to find the files you actually need. Deleting duplicates can help you stay organized and optimize your device's performance.