cannot use italic / bold italic font while making watermark

Community Beginner ,
Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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Hi,

 

I used LRC to convert raw files to jpeg, but had a problem with adding watermark.

The font didn't work correctly if I choose italic or bold italic font to make watermark.

 

I tried other applications such as photoshop, the fonts works correctly, also works in lightroom old version.

 

Does anyone know how to solve it?

 

Thanks!

Suede

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Aug 04, 2022 Aug 04, 2022

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Maybe just check that there is a true italic / bold / bold italic font file installed in your computer, for the chosen typeface. 

 

In many software even if you only have a single font file installed (treated as the "regular" form of that typeface) - faux crudely darkened or sloped text is shown if you choose bold or italic font override.

 

But if you do have the true and designed (for example) italic variant installed - which can often differ significantly from the regular form, as to letter shapes / spacing - that proper designed font variant is automatically shown.

 

I have the impression from other prior posts here, that LrC may have recently stopped filling in absent variants with "faux" transforms. Personally I think that is actively a good thing, since the faux effect tends to be typographically very ugly, but the interface does not prevent selecting a missing variant (it probably should prevent that). Thus depending on the particular typeface chosen, you may or may not successfully achieve bold / italic overridden text within the watermarks generated.

 

AS an example of how this happens, with most common typefaces there will be a XXXX (Regular) that comes with Bold / Italic / Bold Italic designed forms also. But sometimes there may be "XXXX SemiBold" or "XXXX Light" or whatever, as entirely separate typefaces. XXXX Semibold probably does possess a true italic variant, but a Bold variant for XXXX Light, is less to be expected.

 

Many special display typefaces may offer no variants at all: they are not designed with that in mind. 

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Aug 04, 2022 Aug 04, 2022

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Thanks @richardplondon for that explanation.

Back in 2018 I was seeing font problems as in this forum thread- Watermark Font problems 

IMO It is far better to create a Graphic PNG in Photoshop (for a watermark graphic) where Fonts are far more useful!

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.4.1 Photoshop 23.4.1, ACR 14.4.2, Lightroom 5.3, Lr-iOS 7.0.2, Bridge 12.0.2, Windows-10.

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Aug 04, 2022 Aug 04, 2022

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Yes, I will try this way to solve the watermark problem, thanks.

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Aug 04, 2022 Aug 04, 2022

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I'm pretty sure that there is a true italic / bold / bold italic font file installed in my computer, thanks anyway. 🙂

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Aug 05, 2022 Aug 05, 2022

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It was just a thought.

 

I would agree that if you can make and use a PNG, this brings free graphical control (and with no further dependence on the typeface). The text watermark is rather more of a functional thing. What may 'break' that could still be a specific font issue - or a type sizing issue, I suppose.

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