|Posted: 11/12/2012 2:58:49 PM|
Why do I get so many duplicates when copying photos to files or moving them around?
I don't get it. I'm careful to click through slowly but I end up with dupes every time. How do you select without getting duplicates?
|Posted: 11/12/2012 6:18:20 PM|
It is hard to say without watching what you are doing. I am guessing that you are using Ctrl and then clicking each photo to select them. If you hold Ctrl and drag the file it makes a copy. Sometimes I accidentally drag instead of just clicking and I get copies. I think Ctrl+z will undo the copy if you notice it right away but I am on my phone so I can't check!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Beautiful South Orange County, CA
|Posted: 11/12/2012 6:44:20 PM|
From your camera card to the computer?
|Posted: 11/15/2012 12:34:39 PM|
Sometimes I accidentally drag instead of just clicking and I get copies.
Yep, Ctrl click. I bet I drag it slightly when I am clicking on them. Thank you!
Loc: River Ridge, Louisiana
|Posted: 11/15/2012 12:42:38 PM|
Hahahaha...I do that too. And then I have MORE work to do to delete all the extras, aside from what I was originally intending to do. What's the saying...Haste makes waste.
|Posted: 11/15/2012 4:19:34 PM|
I thought you were supposed to highlight the picture, click shift and continue highlighting all the pics you want to move...then no copies. At least I think that's how I do it. When I was using control, I'd get copies too.
|Posted: 11/15/2012 4:30:02 PM|If you use shift, it selects every picture between the two. If you want more control... You have to use ctrl. That pun was unintentional but I realized it as I was typing.
It definitely works as long as you click and do not drag. Undo (ctrl+z) will undo the copying if you do it right away.