Using the Watermark Editor

Create a copyright watermark

  1. In any module, choose Edit > Edit Watermarks (Windows) or Lightroom > Edit Watermarks (Mac OS).
  2. In the Watermark Editor dialog box, select a Watermark Style: Text or Graphic.
  3. Do either of the following:
    • (Text watermark) Type the text under the preview area and specify Text Options: font, style, alignment, color, and drop shadow. OpenType fonts are not supported.

    • (Graphic watermark) Click Choose in the Image Options pane and then navigate to and choose the PNG or JPEG that you want to use.

  4. Specify Watermark Effects:
    Opacity
    Adjust the level of transparency of the watermark.

    Size
    Proportional scales the watermark larger or smaller. Fit sizes the watermark across the width of the photo. Fill sizes the watermark to fill the height and width of the photo.

    Inset
    Repositions the watermark horizontally or vertically in the photo.

    Anchor
    Anchor the watermark to one of nine anchor points in the photo, and rotate the watermark left or right.

    If you have trouble seeing the watermark on final images, experiment with a larger size or different position on the photo.

Manage copyright watermarks

  • In any module, choose Edit > Edit Watermarks (Windows) or Lightroom > Edit Watermarks (Mac OS).
  • If you have multiple photos selected in the Filmstrip, click the Left  and Right  navigation arrow buttons to preview the watermark on each photo.
  • To save the current settings as a preset and exit the Watermark Editor, click Save. To save the watermark and continue working in the Watermark Editor, click the preset menu (in the upper-left corner of the window) and choose Save Current Settings As New Preset. Type a name in the New Preset dialog box and click Create.
  • To select a watermark, choose it in the preset menu in the upper-left corner of the window.
  • To edit a watermark, choose it in the preset menu and change the settings. Then, click the preset menu again and choose Update Preset “[name].”
  • To rename a copyright watermark, choose it in the preset menu, then click the menu again and choose Rename Preset “[name].”
  • To delete a copyright watermark, choose it in the preset menu, then click the menu again and choose Delete Preset “[name].”

Apply a copyright watermark to images

For instructions on how to apply copyright watermarks to photos, see:

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