Find asset duplicates
You can use our duplicate finder to locate duplicate assets in your portal. The duplicates are found based on pHash comparison. You can decide which of the duplicate set should be marked as original, and you can delete other duplicate files. Currently, there is not option to resolve or ignore duplicates.
Who can use the duplicate finder?
Users with the following right can locate duplicate assets:
- Edit media
We find duplicates based on pHash (perceptual hash) comparison. We turn the image to black and white, make it smaller and calculate the hash. When you run the duplicate finder image hashes are compared and if they are the same, these images are considered duplicates.
Working with results
You can scroll down the results page to see the full list of duplicate sets. The sets are ordered in the same way your Asset Library is ordered. If you have the "by date added" arrangement applied, you will find the latest duplicates on top of the results list.
In each results line you see a set of images considered duplicates.
You can select which image you want to keep in the Asset Library and delete the rest. Clicking Make original keeps the selected image and deletes the other images from the set.
Limit the finder scope
To limit the scope of the finder, or to find results in a specific category, you can apply filters and then run the finder. Alternatively, you can run the finder first, and then apply filters to find specific duplicates.
For example, you can use the Advanced > Added by filter to see if there might be any duplicates in the assets you have added to the Asset Library.
The duplicate finder does not support PNG files, which means that no duplicate PNG assets will be found.