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802 Points

Sun, Feb 5, 2012 6:08 AM

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Lightroom Classic: Create a "smart" watermark to pull data from the file properties (location/name/date/lens/camera - EXIF/metadata etc.)

Is there a way to create a watermark in either Photoshop or Lightroom that is "smart" in that you can customize it to pull data from the metadata of the photo (date/time image was taken, lens used, camera body used, etc.) or file information (folder, subfolder, etc.) ?

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122 Points

9 years ago

I would particularly like to be able to draw the 'Title' metadata into the watermark in Lightroom.

Champion

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1.4K Messages

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24.5K Points

9 years ago

I think this idea has great possibilities.

Adobe Administrator

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14.9K Messages

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285.7K Points

9 years ago

This should be possible today using Photoshop & scripting as part of an Export post-processing step.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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8.5K Points

9 years ago

I suspect LR/Mogrify could do this.

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802 Points

I try LR/Mogrify yesterday after posting this, and did find that it does what I want, but only to a certain degree. I need to explore more of its options to see how to make it scale/appearance-wise look nicer. At its default settings it's showing the data in microscopic print on my 12MP file :(

Adobe Administrator

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9 years ago

BTW - Alex, I should probably clarify that we're not discounting your idea, just letting folks know what might be possible in the near term with existing tools, etc.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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802 Points

I understand Jeffrey. I am not very familiar with the scripting for Photoshop, and in general I have found that Lightroom can process large batches of photos far faster than Photoshop can, at least in my experience.

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24.5K Points

Provided, of course you own a Photoshop license...

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686 Points

8 years guys.  We finally got the ability to put LR menu items in an order, so I guess you can slip this one in now into the Print module (or export).  EIGHT YEARS.   8.  6 of those paid using the subscription model for updates and fixes.  Much is faster the past 2 majors, but some of these workaday requests / things you should be collecting and prioritizing or just telling people it's not going to be done and maybe why.   It makes Adobe look totally unresponsive to paying customer input...  just my $.02.

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6.9K Points

9 years ago

This might be of interest for Photoshop users...
http://members.shaw.ca/hillrg/ditto/i...

5 Messages

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150 Points

9 years ago

I support this request.

I work as a photographer and as a trainer, and many photographers, especially working in school photography, asked for the ability to get metadata into watermark, using a template editor similar to the one we use to rename pictures.

Thanks
Emmanuel

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60 Points

9 years ago

I had the same thought. I don't own Photoshop and I'd like to send differently processes copies of the same image to a printing service. To identify the images I was thinking of using the title as the water mark and was surprised to find that LR doesn't allow me to choose any Metadata field for the watermark.

Thanks,
Kai

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82 Points

9 years ago

+1
I just need it for the copyright text. I know it can be done because the "Simple Copyright Watermark" option already pulls the information from the metadata. It's just that the style of the "Simple Copyright Watermark" cannot be edited, but the "Edit Watermark" option won't let me choose any metadata tags. It's so frustrating...
It's very time consuming to have to select all photos from photographer 'A' and export those with watermark 'A', then select all photos from photographer 'B' and export those with watermark 'B' etc.
Maybe some sort of variables could be introduced, maybe something like %metadata:copyright% or something similar...? That way I could do the export in one step and save a lot of time!

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62 Points

8 years ago

I like to see some extra flexibility in placing a watermark. I made a logo to use as watermark, but when I like some opacity and place the watermark left, I have to save this. When I want this at the right, I have to save this too. Every change I made I have to save. That isn't always convenient.
I have so many saved rules that I don't know anymore which one I need. So, saving every detail is okay but also to change details of a saved rule for a small selection, just once without saving the changes, must be possible too.

Kees Goedegebure

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Need more flexibility in placing a watermark.

200 Messages

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3.1K Points

8 years ago

I think it would be great to include metadata in the image watermarking process. For example, when I'm exporting a group of images for a slideshow that represent a bunch of different poeple's images, it would be nice to have the watermark function include the different copyright line for each image. Some apps let us put [copyright] in the text field to accomplish that but Lightroom doesn't yet. Thanks!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Image Watermarking with metadata.

4 Messages

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202 Points

8 years ago

+1 to this feature!

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70 Points

8 years ago

Excellent idea! I was contemplating requesting this as a feature and am glad to know this was already done. I understand that there are other options, but those create extra steps for the workflow and I'd rather manage it all through Lightroom.

Thanks in advance for the consideration.

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164 Points

8 years ago

Expand the editing capability of the watermark editor so that a placeholder for the current date can be incorporated into a text watermark. The three basic components of a copyright marking are the © symbol, the name of the owner, and the date. Only the date is variable, and it must currently be added manually. The date placeholder needed would be equivalent to that used in the file name editor. (Looks like {DATE} when used there.)

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Improve watermark so current date can be incorporated.

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918 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LightRoom 6 - Use image metadata in text watermarks.

LR6, options to include image metadata with text watermarks (i.e. Photographed on Apr 5, 2014, 24:01:32). Perhaps up to two lines would be nice.

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252 Points

Seriously guys (I mean Adobe employee type guys) we've been asking you for this feature for over three years now.

Clearly there is some, non-technical, issue with doing it or you would have cracked it by now.

What's the problem?