What is the "Find similar file names" plug-in
Do you want to find all the different file type versions of an image, like the RAW, DNG, TIFF, JPEG, ... version?
Or are you searching for derivative image files, like your master, black-and-white, web and other versions of an image?
Then this is the plug-in for you!
Select the photos you want to searched for and this plug-in will find images with a similar name.
[jbutton color="orange" link="http://www.photographers-toolbox.com/products/lightroomstatistics/findsimilarfiles/" newpage="yes" size="medium"]Buy at Photographer's Toolbox[/jbutton][jtabs size="*normal" theme="cupertino" active="1"]What’s in it for me::There may be different reasons why you would like to find all derivative image files of an original picture in Lightroom. For example
For the record, it searches for images with a similar file names and it is not based on the content or meta data.
Good Digital Assessment Management practice is to have a naming strategy, see the sections Original and derivative files and File names on the dpBestflow.org site and the DAM book of Peter Krogh.
[jtab/]Specifications:: For all selected images in Lightroom search for all images with a similar name
Example, say my image has the file name DAH_20130112_9349.CR2.
The result of the search for images is stored in 3 Collections in Lightroom, see screenshot below
The plug-in is limited to 5000 photos for each run.
When "on" the full width of your screen / browser will be used, when "off" the width is set to 1024 pixels.
When selecting this option each table will have the height of the next setting.
Table height in pixels
If you selected the option "Scrollable tables", this option determines the height of a table.
Show results upon finish
This setting controls whether the plug-in automatically opens the report upon finishing in your browser, or not.
Quick guideRunning the plug-in require only 2 steps:
I was inspired writing this plug-in by a question I got during a training workshop and by the SQLiteRoom plug-in from Rob Cole.