With the help of this forum I have managed to name my images with Exiftool by their unique date and time. My problem is that I have dozens of folders with hundreds of images in each folder combined with numerous duplicate images. Often some folders are almost copies of other folders. I have tried cut & paste which then mentions about overwriting the original or not - I keep the larger image.. Perhaps there is a command line which would cut and paste and if there is a duplicate only overwrite the existing image if the new one is larger. I do not understand why but I seems to have lots of duplicate images - some at eg 2.1 Mib and then another copy at 2.0 Mib. Thank you for any advice

  • So, what is your question? Mar 22, 2017 at 17:47

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You might be looking for fdupes


  • Thank you for the suggestion but I did not think fdupes was able to decide to save the larger file - I assumed it would just save the first file it found -
    – Smokeyone
    Mar 22, 2017 at 18:37
  • It, actually, looks at the file contents and if they're identical, deletes one. More info is available at the link. Mar 22, 2017 at 21:04
  • I'll go through the info -
    – Smokeyone
    Mar 23, 2017 at 5:39

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