Lightroom: Why can't I sort by image size and dimension like Bridge does...or have I missed something obvious?

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The long and short of it is in the question, however, the suggestion at the bottom here is to get emotional and asks how it makes me feel. Well then. I've invested an awful lot of time consolidating the best part of 2TB worth of images originally scattered all over the place from different drives. Lightroom is good for that. However, so many are duplicated and are in different sizes. Easy then. Just sort by size, then get rid of the small duplicates...Just like I can do in Bridge. Only I must be missing something. I see no option to do so. At this stage my blood is starting to boil. Are those good people at Adobe so short sighted as to have left this option out? WHY?!!!!
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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I can't speak to why the feature isn't available in Lightroom. But there are several plugins that will sort and/or filter your photos by pixel dimensions and file size: List View, ExifMeta, and Data Explorer.
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David Sucsy

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We need sort by SIZE, DIMENSIONS, RESOLUTION, COLOR PROFILE, and probably a few more. Just like Bridge does and has done for a long time.

Lightroom is supposed to be a complete photo management system/database. Plugins are not the answer. This is a simple basic feature that should/must be included.

This "get emotional how does it make you feel" stuff seems foolish and condescending. Instead, why don't we get a quick simple response from Adobe like: "we're working on it and it will be out in the next update", or "it is not a top priority now because we have so many more urgent and important things to fix".

I'm not sure that any of us want a blank wall to just vent our frustration on.
Most of us just want to get our work done, and we need an efficient/effective way to communicate with Adobe to make that happen.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM - Sorting images by file size..

Sorting images by file size. Such a simple & important thing and yet.......... LR CAN'T do it?!?!? What the heck! It's an issue than thousands of users have been frustrated by for years!
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I see that I posted this [rhetorical] question about a year ago. I didn't expect a quick answer. However, I did eventually find a work-around. What David Sucsy said about the fact that plugins are not the answer is absolutely right. They shouldn't be. However, a good plugin may well be better than what Adobe can be bothered to write. Here's what I mean. This plugin is amazing. So good in fact, that I wish a similar plugin could be written for iTunes to sort duplicate tracks out with the same level of control one can trust. Download this, install, and it will make your day:  http://www.bungenstock.de/teekesselchen/
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It's a freebe by the way.
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...and a good tutorial for it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdjfalT1xCQ

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