Duplicate Finder at Upload

The Duplicate Finder during upload gives you complete control over preventing and managing duplicate assets upon upload to the portal. You can identify and consolidate duplicate files during the upload stage to ensure the assets you access are unique and up-to-date. All Bynder-supported file types (image, document, and video types) are scanned for duplicates. 

The Duplicate Finder at Upload is available in the Main Uploader and Waiting Room. It is not currently available when uploading assets via the Mass Uploader or Upload API.

Learn more about checking for duplicates in the Waiting Room and checking for duplicate images in the Asset Bank.

How to Enable the Duplicate Finder During Upload

Contact your Customer Success Manager to learn more about enabling this feature and any associated costs.

Find Duplicates During Upload

  1. Follow the steps to upload assets
  2. If duplicate assets (any supported file) exist in your portal, they will be displayed in the asset thumbnail.
  3. Click Show Duplicates to display the duplicate asset(s) in a new window.
    • If there are identical duplicates within your upload batch, they will be highlighted in red.
  4. To prevent the duplicate asset from being uploaded, click on the thumbnail in the upload screen.

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Will an asset be marked duplicate even with a different file name?

An identical asset will be marked as such, even if the file names differ. 

What is the asset has different metadata?

Metadata embedded into the file itself is also considered when checking for duplicates. If there are differences, the images will not be picked up. For example, two identical photos, one with embedded GPS coordinates and the other not having them, will not be considered duplicates.

Will users' permission to see certain assets be respected?

If users have restricted visibility to assets, they will see the 'Show duplicates' button but may not see the identified duplicate assets in the Asset Overview.

What happens if the asset is similar but not identical?

Assets without duplicates will display Show Similar on the thumbnail. This will allow uploaders to check if there are similar assets within the portal. You can learn more about similarity search here.


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