Lightroom: Adding dynamic watermarks based on exif or file data for exporting from Lightroom

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Photoshop Lightroom export options:
Using dynamic watermarks created from file or exif data to apply to multiple photos by exporting from lightroom.
burned in text with various options.
Example is filename and keywords for easier selection and recognition by clients and customers.
compact cameras have the ability to add date and time to one corner of the photo. At times it is annoying but sometimes EXIF information or any side car files are lost and this would be ideal.
I needed to have school class photos picked by parents online where they should have told me the filename i.e. IMG_3785. Instead they all sent me the photo index number of the album where I had to manually write all the filenames myself.
Having burned in information readily available without looking for hover over texts may be something a lot could use given the options and time.

Currently this feature including batch processing is in freeware called Xnview. One of the best quick photo editing freewares there are.
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Pavel Desort

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Posted 3 years ago

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Fermat

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Hi Pavel,
Generally it would be great to have this feature out of the box.
But if you need a fast and really mighty solution now, just have a look at the plugin Lr/Mogrify 2. This does everything you need.
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Pavel Desort

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Hi Fermat, thanks alot. I was with adobe support centre and they didnt know or didnt want to tell me about addons or plugins although I directly ask for. I guess all the good plugins will get integrated at some point. Will check it out
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Fermat

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Sometimes it's really difficult to crawl though the endless internet and find certain stuff such as good LR plugins. I spent some evenings to find out what could help me.
So if you like to use plugins making things easier (sometimes), just have a look at Jeffrey Friedl's blog. He offers some great plugins and lists useful links for additional plugin pages.
Most of the plugins cost some money (after a trial period) but they're usually donation ware and you can pay what it's worth regarding your needs. But all those guys are doing great work and should get appropriate rewards.
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There are several other websites with good LR plugins, such as

and Photographers Toolbox

has plugins for LR from several authors.

Bob Frost