Search for similar images. Delete everything smaller.

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MARK2580
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Search for similar images. Delete everything smaller.

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It would be desirable to receive function for a window "results of search of similar files". For example, I have a huge number of results and I'm only interested in removing clones of lower resolutions, no matter what their name or extension is. For example, the "delete all smaller copies" button.
zarlan
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Re: Search for similar images. Delete everything smaller.

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A "search for similar images"-function would be very nice. Dunno how easy it would be to implement, though, or if it's realistic to include. (it'd be nice if it's doable)

A "delete all smaller copies"-button, however, would risk deleting images that aren't quite the same, or which are actually higher quality. (if you have an original image, and then a resized copy that is made bigger, for example, then clearly the original would be better, despite being smaller)
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Re: Search for similar images. Delete everything smaller.

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zarlan wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 6:37 pm A "search for similar images"-function would be very nice. Dunno how easy it would be to implement, though, or if it's realistic to include. (it'd be nice if it's doable)

A "delete all smaller copies"-button, however, would risk deleting images that aren't quite the same, or which are actually higher quality. (if you have an original image, and then a resized copy that is made bigger, for example, then clearly the original would be better, despite being smaller)
The function is already in the tools menu. I understand the consequences of this operation, but in my case, either I stubbornly click on the delete button for half an hour with the "double click" button, or I press just one and do not waste time. And there you can set the similarity of the image, I was looking for exactly 100% match.
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Re: Search for similar images. Delete everything smaller.

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MARK2580 wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 7:59 pmThe function is already in the tools menu.
Huh? Yeah, true enough, it's there, and can be set under Shortcuts. Thanks, I certainly have use for it.
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Re: Search for similar images. Delete everything smaller.

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zarlan wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 8:23 pm
MARK2580 wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 7:59 pmThe function is already in the tools menu.
Huh? Yeah, true enough, it's there, and can be set under Shortcuts. Thanks, I certainly have use for it.
Umm... well, yes, for a long time, tools -> search for similar images. I just asked for additional functionality for this tool.