Lightroom Ecosystem: Graphical & Image Based Watermarks on images

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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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Posted 6 years ago

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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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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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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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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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Here's a professional photographer who never uses watermarks.

why-i-dont-use-watermarks
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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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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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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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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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This is definitely a feature that should be in the Lightroom Mobile app.
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export->watermark->reimport->add to collection to sync to mobile->switch to mobile->post on instagram...what a pain.
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I have started rating the product low on the App Store and asking for watermarks there. I encourage everyone else to do this as posting to these forums has gotten no results.
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Great idea!
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Watermark functionality needed asap.
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Official Response
Current Status (06/2020)
  • Desktop - Implemented (Text Based Watermark) Graphic Planned
  • iOS (iPhone/iPad) - Implemented (Text-based watermark) Graphic - Planned
  • Android - Implemented (Text-based watermark) Graphic - Planned
  • Web (on export) - Text and Graphic - Planned
  • Web (when viewing) - Text and Graphic - Under Consideration
  • Sync watermarks between Lightroom Ecosystem Clients: Implemented (Text Based Watermark) Graphic - Planned
This thread will remained in "Planned" status until the remaining clients complete their work on Graphic watermarks
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What you type into the field is entirely up to you. It's a text-based watermark, some people choose to put a copyright, others their website, and others their IG handle.

We are still working on a way to add an image in addition to text.

Keep in mind, software, esp on mobile, are designed to evolve over time. Option 1 is wait for a long time to get everything, option 2 is to get parts over time. In this case, that meant that the text-based watermark was possible to be done much more quickly than an image-based one, so for those that can benefit from text only, they can already get the benefit.
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@jhaftel. Well, call me when anything is available on Android.
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@jhaftel I appreciate that it is a process. And it is a good step forward. The point I was trying to get across is that this was not the ask of many of the requesters that were consolidated to this one thread. In addition we are asking for something that a $1 app on the App Store can do. It cannot be technically difficult.
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@jhaftel You said "so for those that can benefit from text only, they can already get the benefit." I don't see anything when I save the edits. My app is updated and is running on Google Pixel phone. Is it apple phone only for now?
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> Is it apple phone only for now? 

Yes, iOS only in this initial release
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Png logo.

Please please please please with a cherry on top. Add the ability to add png stamp logo on export. This is the only feature keeping me from using the mobile app or web when I can't use the desktop suite.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Graphical watermark in LR Mobile, like in PS Express.

Please add the ability to add graphical Watermarks in Lightroom Mobile. 
I like to keep the Corporate Identity to all the published images the same. I know it has been a step forward by adding text based signatures to Lightroom. But please add the functionality to add graphical watermarks, like you have i.e. in Photoshop Express. I have to keep exporting images to PS Express before publishing and this is very nauseating. 
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U know I don't fully like Photoshop mobile image watermarks because I like marking the whole image and ps mobile only let's u stamp small marks.

Love Lightroom desktop watermark feature. It's awesome!
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This was done with Lightroom classic cc
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