Lightroom Classic: 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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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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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!!!!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled export jpg with file name on photo.

I would like to export my files as jpg with the file name on the image. I shoot a lot of youth sports when posting having the file number would be easier for parents to order an image
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Yep, professional grade watermarking is long overdue. 
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RICHARD CASSEL

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic: Original file numbers in watermarks.

I would like to be able to include original file numbers in my watermarks. It would make it much easier for clients to request pictures and would add an additional degree of watermark protection to my images. This would seem like a no brainer. Cannot tell you how many times clients have requested "second, fourth and fifth pictures," like I know what that means. I would like to see this added to the watermark options in Lightroom Classic.
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Due to lack of having this flexible/automated watermark functionality I digged into the web and found the plugin "PT Watermark", which works fine for the metadata I use. 

Sill waiting for this functionality in Lightroom
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Please add my name to the list of people that have assumed that this functionality would be (a) very easy to add into your products, (b) likely already present from 8 years ago, when btw this thread started, (c) _shocked_ that it's not here.  

Silly Adobe, what could possibly be the reason to not allow custom creation of watermarks using your already quite sophisticated advanced (and still I might highly intuitive) UI (e.g. behind the Edit Watermark option), such that you can add in meta-data fields to the watermark in the same way you can do so for the filename.  Seems to me, you've already got all the code right there and ready to be stitched together, probably even have a 50% complete test suite too!  

Please consider the update!

Thanks

-Ken