Hello- I recently decided to use Bridge, ACR, and Phtotshop for all my processing photo projects. I have nothing against Lightroom (I've used it for a long time) but I just decided to get proficient in ACR and Photoshop so Bridge turned into my method of organizing. My problem is this- I am using the latest version 10.0.3.138, and AFTER I've done all my processing I go to Output to export to my printer (off site, private company) and I want to save the file with my watermark added. I use the Output settings pane to add the watermark, set print size, etc but when I try to drag and drop the Output preview to my custom folder settings in the Export pane I don't get the 'start export' button and nothing happens. If I drag the photo from the Content folder it Exports the photo but without the watermark! I've searched 'settings' and 'preferences' but have found no settings I may have missed. I also could not find this exact problem in the help files. BTW- I unistalled/re-installed Bridge and that didn't help. Should I try an earier version? I started using Bridge because I often times move photos around and at the time (it may have changed) the moving I did in Lightroom did not show up in my file explorer. I save my photos with a watermark for printing in my personal portfolio or for my website (if I ever get it up and running). I suppose I could just re-import the photo into LR, add the watermark and them re-save but I'd rather keep it all 'under one roof'. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Export Panel and Output Settings are two different features. You cannot drag from one to the other.
Output Settings is for exporting to PDF. There is an "Export to PDF" button at the bottom of the Output Settings pane to do this.
Export Panel is for exporting images to JPEG by dragging images from Content Panel. This is a newer feature and does not have watermark option yet. If you need to export to image format with a watermark, you have to launch the image in Photoshop from Bridge. I know this is not convenient for bulk operations, but this is the only way currently.