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importing photos

mjohn

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Joined
May 20, 2018
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Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Version
5.7
Operating System
Windows 7
Hi. Is there any way I can import photos while excluding duplicates? Am using LR 5.7.

Thanks.
 

Jürgen

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Joined
Sep 30, 2011
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16
Location
Stuttgart, Germany
Lightroom Experience
Advanced
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Classic
In the File Handling (right-hand side of the Import dialogue) just tick ‘Don’t import Suspected Duplicates’. This does a check on filename and certain attributes and any duplicates will appear grayed out and won;t import.
Hi Paul, is there a setting somewhere (couldn't find any) where I can have "... suspected duplicates" checked all the time? I always have to manually click that checkbox each time I import (using the import function sometimes to just look if I have forgotten to import photos on my large 128 MB card).
 
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