[digiKam-users] Search for duplicates. How does it work?

Mario Frank mafrank at uni-potsdam.de
Tue Mar 20 08:18:33 GMT 2018

Hey Marc(?),

In duplicates search, there may be two possible reasons:

1) You did not check the folder in which the whatsapp images are located.

2) No fingerprint was generated for the whatsapp images.

In similarity search, I think only reason two is relevant.

What type of images are your whatsapp images? JPEG, PNG?

Can you send a screenshot of the open duplicates search panel, so I can see,

which duplicates search configuration you chose?



Am 15.03.2018 um 14:29 schrieb woenx:
> Hello,
> I am trying to figure out how to use the duplicate search in Digikam. There
> are many duplicates pictures in my library, mostly those that were taken
> from my phone and then sent via whatsapp (which are placed in its own
> subfolder). These duplicates often have a lower resolution compared to the
> original, so I would like to get rid of them. 
> In the "Similarity" panel on the left. I first created all the fingerprints
> (it took around a whole day), a requisite for that search, I imagine.
> Then, in that panel, in the "Duplicates" tab, I click at "Find duplicates".
> The similarity range is set to 95-100%, and I wait until it finishes
> loading. Then some picture groups appear (around a hundred), a few of them
> are duplicates, a few of them just similar pictures... but none of them
> correspond to those "whatsapp" duplicates. 
> Am I doing something wrong?
> I also tried right-clicking on an image -> "Find similar" that I know for
> sure it's duplicate, but no similar images are ever found.
> Any ideas?
> --
> Sent from: http://digikam.1695700.n4.nabble.com/digikam-users-f1735189.html

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