I am running OSX 10.12.6 and sorting a large number of mostly not native digital pictures (scans from negatives). Using the command:
fdupes -r -A "/Users/yves/Pictures/Photothèque.photoslibrary/Masters"
I get many results of duplicates like below, same files but in different subfolders:
/Users/yves/Pictures/Photothèque.photoslibrary/Masters/2019/12/27/20191227-174527/_NIK3130.tif /Users/yves/Pictures/Photothèque.photoslibrary/Masters/2019/12/31/20191231-081818/_NIK3130.tif /Users/yves/Pictures/Photothèque.photoslibrary/Masters/2020/01/02/20200102-183407/_NIK3130.tif
Is this normal behavior ? I understand the same files may have been imported several times, but I wonder:
is is safe to eliminate the duplicates and how best to do it ? For convenience I am using exiftool in combination with Applescript to adjust (reconstruct mostly) picture metadata in the Photos library from selected pictures and want to make sure I do this only once and for the correct file.