Lightroom Killer Tips: Dynamic Watermarks

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Recently, some one asked if they could add a watermark to their photos with the current year on them. So basically, Lightroom would have to figure out the year from the metadata (probably not hard) and dynamically add it to the photos when you export them into JPEGS (not so easy). So, there's really no way to do this, but there is an pretty decent workaround using the Filter Bar which is an area I think a lot of people miss out on. Enjoy!
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I always like to do videos that answer questions I get, rather than just doing a video that I "think" everyone wants to know about. Well, this weeks video comes from a question that I've gotten in several forms over the last couple years. Recently, some one asked if they could add a watermark to their photos with the current year on them. So basically, Lightroom would have to figure out the year from the metadata (probably not hard) and dynamically add it to the photos when you export them into JPEGS (not so easy). So, there's really no way to do this, but there is an pretty decent workaround using the Filter Bar which is an area I think a lot of people miss out on. Enjoy!

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  1. Bryan says:

    that’s klunky, i was hoping to be able to do something like maybe in the next version…..

    Cheers Matt

  2. Glen says:

    Another good episode. I have a question though about exporting images from Lightroom. This may just be the nature of jpeg, tiff etc. but trying to understand why when I export my raw file to jpeg or tiff from lightroom I seem to lose color. The image looks less vibrant. If I export to PSD the image looks as expected from raw in photoshop and color looks fine. Do you lose that much in the compression? Is there something I can do to reduce that effect?

    Thanks

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