Lightroom Collaborative Proofing: Watermarking Over photos without export/re-import

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Lightroom Collaborative Proofing: There should be a way for you to add a temporary watermark over your photos before making a "collaborative proofing" album for your clients, to deter them from taking screenshots of the album. As it is now you have to export with the watermark and then re-import and make a new album for the proofing. It would be awesome if you could do this automatically.
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Jessie Pariseau

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Really this has been gone over many many times.
Export the images with a watermark on them then place those exported images in an Album and send that Album link to your client. That way the Client never has any access to the Original images, files, watermarked or not. And that album only has lower resolution images.
Why is that so hard to understand
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I know how to do it. That was not the question nor the issue. I was simply stating that it should be an option to do it WITHOUT Exporting. 

What I would like is that you don't have to export and re-import. Such a waste of space and time.
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This is a reasonable request and as already mentioned in your request, you'd like the export/ re-import(sync) procedure done automatically.
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I was thinking more along the lines of when producing a proofing album that you have the option to place a temporary watermark over the photos inside the proofing album. Like if you were to check a “watermark” box it would add or remove it inside of Lightroom itself without ever exporting. That way you don’t have to create new files at all. Sort of like adding an overlay or a layer in photoshop.
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Yup, I totally get it and like the idea. That's why I put sync in brackets, which will sync the command to remove/ add the watermark, which would simply be an overlay on the image. 
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A perfectly reasonable request, and amazing that such features are implemented without it.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add watermarking option for collaborative proofing.

Please can you add a feature to allow for watermarking on collaborative proofing when sending to clients.