Lightroom Desktop: Ability to add watermarks to images

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I see nowhere to add watermarks to my photo's ...
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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That feature's not in 1.0, but I'll convert this to a feature request. 
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Corbin Davenport

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Hey everyone - Adobe still can't get its act together, but I've been improving my PhotoStack watermarking tool since I originally released it a few months ago. Here's what I've added:
  • Improved interface that is easier to use on desktop and mobile
  • Images can now be imported from Dropbox
  • Faster exporting for browsers that support JavaScript Service Workers (recent versions of Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Edge, etc.)
  • Added a simple API that can be integrated into workflows and 3rd-party apps
  • Chrome on Android only: exported images can be directly sent to any apps you have on your phone
  • Chrome desktop only: When PhotoStack is installed, a badge is added to the app icon when an export is completed

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I thought I was not really good at using Lightroom, and I've just spent hours and hours to find how to export photos with the numbers on it..... it's such incredible that lightroom isn't able to do that!!!!!!!!!!!!! what's the joke???
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I'm in exactly the same spot!!  It has the check box for watermarking on the Print dialogue page, and it even lets you edit the location and positioning of the watermark but it doesn't seem to show up when you print.  Is this just some oversight snafu?  Why hasn't it been fixed yet???
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Wait!  Are you guys talking about Cloud or Classic?  I'm having trouble with my Classic version, which makes me think they somehow took out the watermarking capability in the 2019 version?  Like I just said above, still has all the same options on the Print dialogue page but it just doesn't show up when you print. 
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This is a Lightroom Desktop thread and not related to Classic. However.The watermarking has not changed in the new version of Lightroom Classic (Version 9.0) (There is no Lightroom 2019...)

PS. It is working fine for me in Print. 

See: https://fleetingglimpseimages.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/lightroom-where-did-my-watermark-go/
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I would also really want to see watermark support in the new Lightroom. I like the new design, but the lack of exporting with watermarks is the main reason I can't switch.
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Currently watermark functionality is in this state:

Lightroom Classic CC:  Text and Graphic Watermarks
Lightroom CC for desktop: No Watermarking feature at this time.
Lightroom CC for mobile (iOS and Android) Text Watermarks
Lightroom CC for Web: No Watermarking feature at this time.

Watermarking capability enhancement is planned but there is no ETA for this feature at this time. 
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This is lame. I just downloaded and started with Lightroom CC and agree with others, this should be standard, no exceptions. Now that I've paid for my subscription, how do I get classic so I watermark?

Rikk Flohr - your current state comment isn't very helpful. I think people want dates.
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This is unacceptable. How do you offer photographers a platform that doesn't provide for watermarking (image or text)? 
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Miles J. Turnbull

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Please add the Watermark graphic option at the earliest opportunity for Lightroom CC for Windows.  I am stunned that it is not available.  I do all my photo editing in Lr, but then have to open Ps to add the logo - a feature available in Lightroon Classic, and Lightroom on iPad etc.  This is madness!
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I got sick of waiting for Adobe to add this, so I made a web app that can add watermarks to multiple photos at once and export the results to your PC. It's completely free, works on all web browsers, works offline, and has similar watermark options to Lightroom Classic. You can export your photos from Lightroom CC, import them into PhotoStack, pick your watermark, and export again.

You can try it out here: https://photostack.app

More information on my blog: https://blog.corbin.io/post/185118375014/introducing-photostack


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Please add the watermark to CC....quickly!  I updated before knowing this.  
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I did the same and was unhappy.  I don't like the layout or anything with he new lightroom cc.  I downloaded lightroom Classic CC For my mac book and all is good.  I only use cc to import already edited photos to link with portfolio and send image preview links
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Just spent a whole hour editing in the new CC only to find out I have to use the older version to watermark. How did they miss the mark on that?
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Jess Van Curen

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seriously... what in the world are they thinking??? 
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Miguel Colleoni

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We can't work with the Lightroom CC without watermarks. We really need this! Please Adobe consider this a very important feature.
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I downloaded and edited not realising there was no watermark option. This needs to be fixed ASAP.
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Craig D Aikin

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I would not have purchased Lightroom CC if I knew that I couldn't add watermarks, like any other modern photo editor. 
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Rah Petherbridge

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I'm finding this version really unhelpful. I can't watermark or name files??? Frustrating and time consuming

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I have a real disdain for the new lightroom cc.  I used lightroom Classic cc to do my editing and I export them with watermark to a folder on my laptop.  I then import to Lightroom cc as an album only to link to portfolio and give sharable preview links.

I don't even like the layout of Lightroom cc.  Only reason i even updated was because lightroom version I had didn't support the updated version of camera raw and there was no update for it o make it work. 
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I will stick with the FREE darktable
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled watermarking for shared album.

We will definitely need a watermarking tool for all photo before sharing our photo online for our client, like for selection.
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Gisela Merkuur

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Also for us a very important feature, we cannot change to CC unless this is taken care of, so...PLEASE ADOBE....FIX THIS!!
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As a professional I sometimes limit the amount of FINAL IMAGES that may be used. Watermarking is ESSENTIAL in order to protect the download or plain screen-wrapping of images. It is essential to safe guard the quality of my end product. Unedited images may be used as final product. I have had numerous times actors and even celebrities using unmarked images on their professional promotional platforms. Seeing it appearing in news outlets or even on IMBD! Without watermarking images lead their own life. Down the line the graphic designer or assistant will not ask :"DO WE HAVE THE USAGE RIGHTS?". Not watermarking hurts my business and is extremely frustrating. ADD THIS FEATURE TO CC. otherwise this program is useless for me. Great for amateurs not for professionals. Intagram:richardkoek
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I actually think this was Adobe's intention. They may have determined that their next big market for market growth were the "true" amateurs and Adobe then targeted that specific market segment. After they released Lightroom CC, the professionals created so much noise that they had to produce LR Classic CC and when they did that, it was a halfhearted sloppy product due to the rush to do public relations damage control.
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Er, interesting theory, but they were released on the same day John.
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Victoria, As you know, perception is reality. And when they released it, what I saw first was Lightroom CC, and I did not become aware of Lightroom Classic CC until later. In fact I did not feel Lightroom CC was of interest to me. I guess I should retract my theory so as not to mislead anyone. What I remember most is how hard it was to understand what Adobe was doing.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Yes, their communication left a lot to be desired.
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first we can't buy our software outright so we are stuck paying monthly now a person can't even put in a simple watermark I hate learning brand new software but maybe its time to switch to something else
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So it's not just me!  No watermark feature makes the program useless for me as well. Now I have to find a program to do that with - yet another expense.  I detest the new Lightroom, enough so that I will stop using the programs altogether.  They took a good product and trashed it. 
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Please add this feature back! We need the ability to watermark photos without having to go through a third party software or run everything through a batch program in PS. 
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I'm totally voting YES, ADD THE WATERMARK FEATURE...

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