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The new release seems to have an issue with watermarks.
What looks still okay in the watermark editor (as it did in previous versions) gets messed up during export, with light color watermark turning to grey.
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I am not seeing this issue on LrC 11.4 and MacOS 12.4. I created a white lettered transparent PNG to use as a graphic watermark and it exported the correct color.
What OS are you using? Windows or Mac?
Maybe it is a Windows issue. If you create a new temporary watermark PNG does it do the same thing. If you create a test one that has the issue and post a link to the file I would test it on my Mac.
Thank you, Bob. Here is the original file I'm using. It still worked properly when I published an image to Flickr yesterday.
I used your PNG watermark and it appears there is transparency in the text of the PNG and that the background is showing through. A closeup of the text of the exported image shows the following.
There is definately a differnce in the Watermark Preview and the Exported file
Left is display in Watermark Editor, Middle is Export and right is your PNG
I redid my test watermark and created the text in a light gray like your watermark. The display in LrC Watermark Editor and the Exported file watermark look exactly the same.
There appears to be a issue in how the watermark is displayed in the WaterMark Editor and the Exported file for graphical watermarks that already have text transparancy in the PNG file. I don't know if this is a bug or an odd design.
I am seeing the same issue on Mac OS 12.4 (Monterrey). Images exported this morning before I upgraded have the correct watermark. Exporting after the upgrade to LR classic 11.4 results in a desaturated/grey watermark.
After upgrade to LR 11.4
Yes, this is a bug. Thank you for letting us know. We will look into this issue.
I'm definitely seeing this issue too with the new version of Lightroom Classic. All of my saved watermarks that have worked correctly for years are suddenly dim and grey after photo export. I have tried uploading new watermark graphics and playing with the settings but same issue...everything just converts to a barely visible grey. Adobe - Please look into this ASAP!
In the meantime, is there any way I can revert from LrC 11.4 to a previous version of LrC so that I can continue working?
Your new watermark graphic should work correctly if your text in Photoshop has zero transparancy as I have shown above. Then you can adjust the opacity in Lightroom Watermark Editor. You can also revert to 11.3.1 in the creative cloud app.
I just tried this, but Lightroom seems to be slightly modifying my font and spacing on the incoming watermark image (perhaps tied to using the native opacity slider since I was not having this issue either before?). It's close, but still not quite right.
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After updating to 11.4, my watermark is grey instead of white. And it didn't show up on some of the images I exported from the same batch. I have tried to create a new watermark, but have the same results. I am not doing anything different than before. I don't know what else to try. Please help! The first image is the problem (gray watermark), the second image is what my result was prior to updating. Mac OS Big Sur
It looks correct at this point, but when I export the graphic part turns gray.
Adobe - I know it's early, but do you have any feeling yet on how easy it will be to track down and correct this bug? I ask because if you think it may not be resolved for months or more, I'm going to have to look into designing and testing a new watermark (which will take some time - I already tried a slight modification of my current one and it did not come out looking correct after export). However, if you think this bug may be resolved within a couple weeks, I'm just going to hold off on further editing/exporting and not waste that time designing a new one, as I like my current watermark and would prefer to just keep using it. Thanks for any insight you can provide!
I am having the same problem. Same watermark worked fine about two weeks ago.
The preview shows it correct, but when I export it is much darker.
Depuis la version 11.4 de Lightroom CC, l'apparence des signatures est dégradée. Soucis secondaire, toutes signatures en presets ne retrouvent plus le chemin vers mes PNG alors que rien n'a bougé.
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Après la msie à jour en 11.4 :
Ever since my Lightroom has updated to the latest version my watermark exports black when it show up on lightroom as yellow. I have a 2021 macbook pro m1. Is there a way to fix this issue?
Lightroom Classic Version 11.4
Windows 10 Home 21H1
Since the update my white watermarks are rendering with a grey halo or outline that makes the watermark nearly unreadable. It looks fine in the preview window. To reproduce:
Step 1: Make a white graphical watermark using a transparent .PNG file
Step 2: Export a photo and select the white graphic watermark
Lightroom should export the photo with a clear white watermark (as shown at the very bottom of this report), but instead is exporting the watermark with a grey outline or halo (as shown immdiately below)
For reference - here is a photo I exported on April 27, 2022 using the same method (that I've been using for years with no problem), and it worked perfectly. But today I am getting the same results as above with both my old files and presets and all new files and presets.
Is the dark watermark issue fixed?
My post was moved to this thread but I am NOT having a display/preview problem. I am having a rendering problem. The watermark looks fine in the preview on LIghtroom. It is the resulting exported photo that has the grey outline or halo with the watermark.
After the last update when exporting my photos the 100% white watermarks appear with a black border that is placed automatically. I have searched if Adobe added any new option in this regard but I have not found anything, and that ruins the image that I want to show. This has never happened before, I deleted and recreated the setting, using a new watermark, but everything is still the same. Giving a bad appearance and complicating the reading of our brand. // Despues de la ultima actualizacion al exportar mis fotos las marcas de agua 100% blancas aparecen con un filete negro que se coloca automaticamente. He buscado si Adobe agrego alguna nueva opcion al respecto pero no he encontrado nada, y eso arruima la imagen que quiero mostrar. Esto nunca habia pasaodo antes, borre y volvi a crear el ajuste, utilizando una nueva marca de agua, pero todo sigue igual. Dando mal aspecto y complicando la lectura de nuestra marca.
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