[Shotwell] Preventing the "_1.jpg" duplicates
adam at yorba.org
Mon Nov 14 12:33:59 PST 2011
On 11/14/2011 11:34 AM, Michael wrote:
> Hi, everyone,
> I have a few missing photos, so I thought I'd reimport from the memory
> card, expecting the process to skip over the duplicates and just import
> the missing files, but all the existing images were imported (and
> copied!) again, but with "_1.jpg" added to the end. How can I prevent
> this from happening? I didn't see anything in the settings.
That's odd: it seems that duplicate detection has failed for some
reason. Could you try this?
1. Make sure that auto-import (the option "Watch library directory for
new files") is off.
2. Start Shotwell with an empty, scratch library: "shotwell -d foo"'
3. Import a single image from your memory card.
4. Import the image again.
Does Shotwell detect the duplicate? Or does it reimport with "_1.jpg"
at the end?
If Shotwell detects the duplicate when you follow the steps above, then
there must be some difference between those steps and the reimport
situation you described. Maybe you can come up with a reproducible
sequence of steps like the above that triggers this problem, starting
with an empty Shotwell library - if you can do so then we can
investigate. Cheers -
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