add support for finding duplicate pictures

Bug #112706 reported by plopix on 2007-05-05
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
f-spot (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: f-spot

It is a hasle to remove pictures that were imported twice. f-spot should have a function for detecting dublicate pictures.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This is known upstream you can track it here:

Changed in f-spot:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in f-spot:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Kev (ukev) wrote :

This bug-report has been started at the gnome bug tracker in march 2005 and now, 3 years later, march 2008, this feature is STILL missing.

In my eyes that is not a missing feature.
In my eyes it is a bug, that makes the program unusable, because it does often create dups, if you use it often and manage more than a few pictures with it.
I tryed to migrate my pictures to it, but it is really a no-go.
I think, that this must really be added, because f-spot will be the default picture-manage software in the new ubuntu (8.04) release and a lot more people will use this program and will have that problem.
The last post on the gnome-bug-tracker from John Yarger (2008-03-13 23:55 UTC) summs it up quite well.

Changed in f-spot:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
Kev (ukev) wrote :

It seems that a fix is commited and is intregrated at least in Jaunty (Addons -> Tools -> Hash for duplicates).
It worked for an example picture, I've tested.
Can someone else please confirm if it works now in Jaunty for him, too?

Changed in f-spot (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Christian Berg (xeniac) wrote :


Im using this Plug-In.
Newly imported Files will be hashed while they are imported. Simply make sure that "search for Duplicates" is checked in the import dialog. Already existing Images must be hashed extra, with "Tools -> Hash for Duplicates"

In F-Spot 0.5. (Jaunty) this feature is broken, in (Karmic) it works, but it doesn't give a lot of feedback.

Steve McGrath (smcgrath23) wrote :

As far as I know, this feature will prevent importing duplicate pictures, as long as all pictures have been hashed.

It does not, however, actually do anything with duplicate pictures that are already imported. That would be a nice feature to have, in my opinion. There is a third-party script which adds a tag to duplicate photos. I'll post a link here if I can find it again.

Linking the right upstream bug here. This bug is about cleaning up already existing duplicates, the upstream bug was about duplication check when importing pictures. You can track the bug and make comments here:

Changed in f-spot:
status: Confirmed → Unknown
Changed in f-spot:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2014-02-14
Changed in f-spot (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
summary: - add support for finding dublicate pictures
+ add support for finding duplicate pictures
Changed in f-spot:
status: New → Won't Fix
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