What is the "Find similar file names" plug-inDo 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.
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.
How does "Find similar file names" work?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
Quick guideRunning the plug-in require only 2 steps: