Can Lightroom detect all sorts of corrupted images? I.e. make a smart collection where these are collected. I know that some corrupted images often are displayed as missing, and can be found automatically through this, but does this apply to all sorts of corrupted images?

  • DNGs provide a checksum to verify, but there are other ways. Lightroom could store a checksum per image in its catalog or in the sidecar file. In order to discover the corruption the image would have to be parsed by Lightroom - scanning all your images for corruption sounds like it would be slow.
    – Henrik
    Jan 3, 2013 at 11:51
  • I don't know about collecting them in a smart collection, but at least with the latest version of Lightroom, it does seem to put a small trianglular ! icon on each photo in grid-mode library view when an image cannot be loaded. This can be due to the image existing on disk but not being readable, being missing, etc.
    – jrista
    Jan 3, 2013 at 18:46

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No it doesn't. Lately I had a corruped one (see my post on Lightroom is not showing Photo correctly) and LR didn't mention anything.

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