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metadata ON image in browser view?

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hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 26, 2012 9:23 AM

i have been finding an issue in deleting duplicate images which i am doing manually and i am wondering if anyone can help with this. since these duplicates are the same /image/ but may not have the same name or the same resolution i do the following (i keep the one with the highest resolution)

 

first i start in a browser view that lets me see all the images and then i do a manual sort to put the same images next to the same images. now the problem starts.

 

in order to /see/ the metadata such as image size and file size i have to go into List view where i can see this information. then when i find the smaller of the two images i want to delete this one but since the image is so small in list view (and since i can't click to open it) i have to go back to browser view to see the image. then i go back to list view to delete it.

 

since all the images look the same in list view (and since my images are not named the same) i sometimes use a black placeholder image which i move around and put between sets of duplicates while in browser view so that when i go back to list view i can make sure to see that the next two images are in fact the dupes of each other - to make sure i am not deleting a small image that is actually the only version of an image/file in my database. i mean, since i can't SEE this image in list view it is almost impossible for me to know which image it is in reality and deleting it without going back into browser view seems like an especially bad idea.

 

is there a solution to this that might involve enlarging the THUMBNAILS IN LIST VIEW or being able to see image size and file size in BROWSER VIEW without it being too messy?

 

TIA for any help.

 

- jon

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), with 64 bit Win7 Parallels
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:34 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    There are a couple of ways you can see the image metadata in the browser.

     

    You could turn on Image Tooltips so that the metadata is displayed when you mouse over  an image or you can turn on Metadata display so that the metadata is shown under the images.

     

    You can customize what data is shown by going to View->Metadata Display->Customize

     

    Note: In the customize window browser view is referred to as grid view

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,525 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 10:00 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)
    i sometimes use a black placeholder image which i move around and put between sets of duplicates while in browser view so that when i go back to list view i can make sure to see that the next two images are in fact the dupes of each other - to make sure i am not deleting a small image that is actually the only version of an image/file in my database.

     

    One more suggestion, Jon. Have you considered to stack the duplicates in browser view? This way stacked images will be grouped in list view, and you can easily tell, which images belong to the same set of duplicates, for example: Three similar images stacked - you can disclose them by pressing the disclosur triangle and compare the file sizes. The stacked images will be indented in the list.

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    Regards

    Léonie

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