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Fri, Sep 5, 2014 3:22 PM

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Lightroom Ecosystem: Graphical & Image Based Watermarks on images

When outputting any image from Lightroom mobile directly to any service, the image needs to have, at minimum, a © NAME simple watermark placed upon it. I don't think we need full functionality of the Watermark editor in Lightroom desktop but we do need the minimum functionality of the Simple Watermark in Lightroom's Export dialog. Until there is a way to mark an image, why would anyone consider using LR mobile to post anywhere?

NOTE: The original post was a request for a simple, text based watermark which has been implemented. This thread will continue to be the place to vote for image based watermarks. 

Edit: 1/21/2020  - This thread has been changed to represent all three of the Lightroom Ecosystem Clients (Desktop, Web, and Mobile) 

Edit: 5/15/2020 - This thread has been updated to include information on new functionalities. Please see the official post below. 

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3 years ago

Current Status (10/2020)

  • Desktop - Text & graphic watermark
  • iOS (iPhone/iPad) - Text & graphic watermark
  • Android - Text & graphic watermark
  • Web (on export) - Text and Graphic - Planned
  • Web (when viewing) - Text and Graphic - Under Consideration
  • Sync watermarks between Lightroom Ecosystem Clients: Text & graphic watermark

This thread will remained in "Planned" status until the remaining clients complete their work on Graphic watermarks

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It is, but I'm wishing for PNG watermarks... can't close it yet!

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The OP requested it like this! ;-)

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LOL better make my own request then!!

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336 Points

This thread is a combination of about 10 other threads.  It has been open for years in some cases.  I personally have had my thread combined at least 5 times over the last 3 years.  So what the original poster asked for is highly irrelevant at this point considering not all OP requests were tracked as threads were joined.

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166 Points

It's not implemented on Android, so no closing yet.

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542 Points

6 years ago

Where is the option for easily adding watermarks to our images export from Lightroom Mobile. Sending out images immediately from a Mobile application is the benefit of mobile for goodness sakes. Not having this options seems to me the application is virtually useless. At least for me it is.

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102 Points

The suggestion to export and add signatures. You can use the export module to reimport the images back into catalog.  than sync this catalog. Really easy. But my vote is to have this feature.

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Yes, I would appreciate having the option to watermark my images in some way when using LR Mobile. 

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542 Points

Last financials report showed Adobe made over 2 billion dollars. My original comment that started this thread was posted 5 years ago. What in the hell is Adobe thinking? Actually it’s pretty simple. When you have a virtual lock on the market you can ignore your customers as they continue to do.

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590 Points

6 years ago

Without the ability to add a copyright watermark or at least a name it's not really usable by professional photographers and I would imagine most enthusiasts would want to protect their work.

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82 Points

Here's a professional photographer who never uses watermarks.

why-i-dont-use-watermarks

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202 Points

6 years ago

actually the "full" functionality is required to a certain degree for corporate identity reasons. I won't publish images without he logo known to many of my followers.
The app is quite useless now for me. I can't use it to edit meta data, I can't use it to export and share, I won't use it (due to iPad's limitations in terms of usability) to edit images.

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550 Points

5 years ago

I just discovered the syncing collection feature with LR 6. I was thrilled as it seemed a great way of offering a preview to clients through the private website link AND have them hot sync their choices to me remotely. The selection process with clients is always a hassle and a way of streamlining it would be seriously helpful to my workflow and business. HOWEVER, I MUST have the option of having my watermark on the images. While I have clients whom I trust not to download and post unedited images, I have many that I don't trust.

Honestly, I really do not care at this point about LR mobile. Its really not a part of my workflow. Thus, I had never discovered this private web link and hotsyncing functionality. I shared my info in a photographer discussion group and they were unfamiliar with it too. THIS is a VERY important feature for pro photographers. Honestly when I stumbled across it, it was the first thing in LR 6 that excited me. PLEASE add it.

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182 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add Option to add watermark when publishing to social network from lightroom mobi....

Lightroom Mobile needs to provide a way to add a water mark when sharing to social networks. I currently must save the picture to a file on my mobile device then use a separate App to add the watermark.

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154 Points

5 years ago

Would like the watermark or a metadata display with the photo...

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180 Points

5 years ago

I just spent 3 days reorganizing my entire photo collection to use with Lightroom Mobile so I can start sharing out my work while on the go, only to find out there is no watermark option.
Why would Adobe send us to an outside app like ArtStudio to do what can easily be done in their app? I just don't get it, Adobe.

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130 Points

5 years ago

This is definitely a feature that should be in the Lightroom Mobile app.

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200 Points

5 years ago

The silence from Adobe on this is very telling. This is a critical feature that would go leaps and bounds in making the UX in the mobile app something that is worthwhile.

Currently, for my quick shots that I post from social media (behind-the-scenes stuff from shoots), I have to do light edits in the app, save the image and then pull into another app to add a watermark.

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Same here. This is typical of Adobe though, if you follow their development tendencies. They throw up gads of software, but they neither update nor develop most of it (Edge Animate comes immediately to mind). I suppose I should thank them for re-releasing the Color app on Android and not forcing me to buy an iOS device (unless I want to use Comp). Most of their Android apps are notably crippled though. I guess they are short on developers...at Adobe... -_-

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72 Points

5 years ago

If I can't do it one step through the program I am editing in, then it ain't happening.

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72 Points

5 years ago

In fact, I will just use LR Mobile for mobile portfolios.

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100 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Watermark images!.

Hi! Why don't you add a "watermark" option on Lightroom Mobile? It would be really needed when posting images from Lightroom mobile to social network. At the moment I'm forced to save the image into the camera roll, then open another app (there's even the direct "open in" into lightroom for watermark apps) to watermark it. Thanks!

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100 Points

5 years ago

Duh, get on this Adobe. Add watermarking functionality ASAP.

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120 Points

5 years ago

W.T.H.

Watermark should be something shared accross all CC applications.