Knowledge Base

Duplicate Artwork

A duplicate message appears when you upload an artwork, and our system finds the same (or a very similar image) already in our database.

A duplicate artwork can happen for many reasons:

  1. Identical artworks uploaded to the database
  2. Text, font and logos repeating throughout multiple artworks
  3. Similar characters throughout multiple artworks
  4. Repetitive symbols throughout multiple artworks

Pro Tip: Think of your artwork like a fingerprint. No two fingerprints share any similarities and they are entirely unique from one another.


  1. Example of identical artworks:

2. Example of text, font and logos repeating throughout multiple artworks:

These two posters contain the same text and logo so it has appeared as a duplicate. In the next example you will see the same poster uploaded but without the text and logo and it will be approved.

3. Example of similar characters throughout multiple artworks (very similar but different):

Although these two artworks are not exactly identical and the character is in two different positions, the artwork is share too many similarities and therefore pronounced a duplicate.

4. Example of repetitive symbols/elements throughout multiple artworks:

Similar to the example of text and logos, symbols shared between artworks can also cause duplicates.

Removing the repetitive elements (example: the border, and the King and Queen of hearts symbols) can help resolve the duplicate problem and make the artworks unique.


Tips and tricks:

  1. Try to eliminate these elements from all the artworks and leave the space blank. In most cases, it’s enough if you remove the duplicate elements only in the images you upload to Bridge Don’t worry, you don’t to remove these elements from the physical work.
  2. Don‘t use a very popular artwork or symbols, there is a higher chance of it being a duplicate.
  3. Are you working with somebody else on this project, have they already uploaded this image in a different account? If so, you should get in touch with them.
  4. Do you think somebody is using your own work and is therefore violating copyright laws? If so, please get in touch with us and let us know which artwork is affected. We will get in touch with the other artist(s) and solve the issue.


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