Lightroom: Not posible to save changes to a watermark in editor.

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When I want to change a saved watermark in the editor, I can not save the changes. I have to create a new watermark for every change. This is a problem.

It would be nice to be able to zoom in the preview-window of the editor.

Maby a good designer or programmer could create a brand new and much better Watermark Editor in Lightroom?

The one in LR5.2 is not good and needs a brush up!
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It works just fine here on both Mac and PC. You can save a new or update any existing watermark.

You have provided so little system information it is hard to tell you where to start troubleshooting your system.
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Thank you for a quick respons, Rikk!
I now see that it is posible to update a changed preset. Thanx for the heads up!

But still: When a user changes a preset and press the Save button in the lower right corner, the preset is not actually saved. The user is presented with a dialog box asking for a name.

Hiding a solution in that drop down, is not a good workaround for this error.

Save should be a Save button.
A "Save as..." is also posible to include, and you could even include a "Are you shure?"-question after the Save-button is pressed. (Saving changes does just that. It saves the changes)
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You are misunderstanding the purpose of Save.

The Save button is not for updating saved Watermark presets, It is for Transient- One Use Watermarks. Where you want to slightly modify a watermark, use it, and then not remember it. The Save enables you to use it temporarily for the current creation session only.

Two completely different things.

Lightroom presets work the same way across the program. the way I illustrated in the capture.
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Now I'm double confused...

Is the Save button for "Transient One Use Watermarks."?
When I change an existing watermark and press Save, I get a dialog box:

New Preset
Preset Name: ...
Create or Cancel

When I enter a new name in the dialog box, a new and permanent watermark preset is added to Lightroom. Not just "the current creation session" (whatever that is).

If I quit and restart LR, the new preset is right there in the list, and LR has already selected it as "default".

The thing I would like to do, when pressing the "Save" button, is save the preset changes with the same name as before. As you all know very well, LR will NOT let a user enter the same name in the "New Preset" dialog box that is presented after pressing the Save button. The user MUST enter a new name, and this creates a new preset.

It would be very intuitive if LR had the same approach to this as "any other software" (like Microsoft Word). Give the user three options: Save, Save as... and Cancel.

Easy peasy!
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I agree. Confusing.

Simplified:
For newly modified watermarks Save button is the way to go-but never repeat an existing watermark name.
For previously modified watermarks, the Update Preset is the way to go.

Solely up to me, I would eliminate the Save button from the interface everyone to use the upper left pull-down. Then you would see previously used preset names before you would attempt to reuse them.
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Your solution is based on boiler plate style editing, is it not? If one edits children outside and then kids indoors and then a formal portrait followed by a concept shoot out doors, all within the same work day - None of the "pre-created choices" in the pull down menu are likely to work without editing. Plus, the pull down menu is only descriptive by "name". If you have created more than 5 or 6 selections, you are undoubtedly, in time going to select the watermark for a portrait with a dark background for that outdoor shot and suddenly, you are re-exporting your work again.

Please see my remarks below and understand that ... yeah, I am frustrated! haha

Thanks for the input though.

John
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This is an old post... and I am an old guy. The only thing new about me, are my photography skills as well as my Lightroom and PhotoShop skills... With that said, I really need to add my flavor to this conversation and hoping that a Fix is considered by ADOBE in the future.

I place PROOF by "my name" across the front of a photo my clients need to review. I like keeping PROOF below the chin and above the waist. The position changes for each crop size and orientation I am showing. The location changes for head shots vs Full Body shots.... There are a multitude of positions that are frequently used, so I have created several to pick from.

I also "logo" my photos that people are going to use for Social Media. A black logo laying across a dark street in the low right corner of the photo will not work. Some logos need to be positioned so they are not so "in your face too!" .... Some need different colors to blend. All of these create new Watermarks ...

During the editing of a large job, with multiple people - landscape views and portrait views I end up with a multitude of different Watermarks. And as this thread indicates, over time, you get a lot of Watermarks. Such that I spend a wasteful amount of time, opening up the Pull Down... "scrolling to the bottom of the list" and clicking edit Watermark... Then you have to do the same process to "Update" watermark. Then the process repeats when you edit the next photo.

It would be such a simple process for ADOBE to build in an "Edit - Update - Save As - Watermark" on the face of the Export Page. This would make my editing process much easier.

Thanks.... Now ..... I'm going to indicate that this topic makes me very sad and frustrated!

John