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

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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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Pavel Lantsov

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Ability to include Dates in a Watermark..

In Lightroom I can program the file name by using special inserts for template {Date (Month DD, YYYY) »}. I propose to implement this feature for watermarks in later versions? 
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Maciej Rzeszutko

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Hello Adobe STAFF !

 I really can’t understand why you refuse (for 4 years !!!) to implement the possibility to use the EXIF tokens in the smart watermark ???

 BR,

Maciej

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Maciej Rzeszutko

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Or at least to change the position of the "Simple Watermark" ?

Simple Watermark is placed in the left corner of the photo, which is quite unusal, isn't it ?

 BR,

Maciej

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled There needs to be an option to put an original file number into a watermark. Clie....

Add original file numbers to watermarks. Very hard to discuss selections with clients without visible file numbers.
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I've been needing this for several years as well.  It's no fun.  Watermarks for published folders with variables would be insanely useful.
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This can be done with a script embedded in an Action in Photoshop. I currently have a script which processes the filename and then feeds that to an action which adds a text layer to images.
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architectureshooting

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one more user which would find this tag idea inside watermarks extremely useful as well...
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Lewis Craik

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I've just been looking for how to do this, as I am surprised that it isn't possible...
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Angel Alvarado

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Adobe!  Are you hearing your LR users needs???  We need better watermarks support now!!!!