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Sun, Feb 28, 2021 9:34 PM


Lightroom Desktop: please let us sort images by file size

I am running low on space in Lightroom CC, and I need to sort all my images by file size so that I can find and delete the largest ones, but there is no way to sort by file size.




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2 m ago

I've converted to a feature request. The forum does not automatically apply a "vote" to your post so don't forget to click the green arrow in the upper left.

In the meantime, how about searching by file type, as PSD/TIFF's are likely to be much bigger than other file formats.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen


Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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1 m ago

I found this info on a web site where others had asked the same question. If it is still true, then you could use Windows File Explorer to locate all the files, and then change the sort-by to Size.

"Lightroom is a catalog program and it references where your images are stored on disk – it doesn’t actually store your images.

The images that you have imported into Lightroom are located where you asked for them to be placed when you imported them into Lightroom. If you have chosen Copy as DNG, Copy or Move when importing images into Lightroom then those images will be stored on your disk in the folder that you asked for them to be placed in. If you selected Add, then the images do not change location and are added to the Lightroom catalog in the folder in which they are currently stored.


You can see where any image is stored on your disk by right clicking that image (or choose Photo on the menu bar) and then Show in Explorer (Show in Finder on the Mac)."