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Exporting photos with metadata text overlays and File naming them accordingly

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Nov 01, 2019

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Hello,

 

We need to export many photos from a catalog that have some metadata fields that need to be overlaid.  We also need the file names to match these matadata fields.

 

Fields are:  "Copy Name" - "Title" - "Caption"

 

We'd like to show the photo with these 3 fields overlaid on it (we achieved this with Slideshow), but when we export JPGs from the slideshow we're getting a generic name for the file.  What we need is name to be like this:

 

Copy Name - Title - Caption.jpg

Whe are able to export files with filenames like that from the catalog (not the slideshow), but if we do from catalog, we can't find a way to add text from these fields overlaid.

 

In summary:

1) we can achieve file naming exporting JPG from catalog

2) We can achieve text superimposing exporting from Slideshow

 

Does anyone know how to achieve both?

 

Thank you!

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Exporting photos with metadata text overlays and File naming them accordingly

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Hello,

 

We need to export many photos from a catalog that have some metadata fields that need to be overlaid.  We also need the file names to match these matadata fields.

 

Fields are:  "Copy Name" - "Title" - "Caption"

 

We'd like to show the photo with these 3 fields overlaid on it (we achieved this with Slideshow), but when we export JPGs from the slideshow we're getting a generic name for the file.  What we need is name to be like this:

 

Copy Name - Title - Caption.jpg

Whe are able to export files with filenames like that from the catalog (not the slideshow), but if we do from catalog, we can't find a way to add text from these fields overlaid.

 

In summary:

1) we can achieve file naming exporting JPG from catalog

2) We can achieve text superimposing exporting from Slideshow

 

Does anyone know how to achieve both?

 

Thank you!

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Nov 01, 2019

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Not something that LR does. the only overlay LR can apply is a Watermark. But I don't think that would work fpr your needs.

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Thanks for your reply.  I can get the overlay in the Slideshow section... but not the custom naming when exporting 😞 

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Nov 02, 2019

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I should probably pay more attention to what the frequently mentioned plug-ins actually do....

Is there a plug-in that does text overlays?

 

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Nov 02, 2019

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https://www.photographers-toolbox.com/products/lrmogrify2.php

 

This processes the exported files and adds all sorts of extra text information.

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Nov 02, 2019

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In the Print module it is possible to set up a limited Exif-based text box in the margins, as seen below. You have a choice of displayed info and font size, but it is apparently impossible to select more than one field.

 

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Nov 02, 2019

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Nano09-

I think the best answer is that from John Beardsworth- "LrMogrify" plugin.

 

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"apparently impossible to select more than one field."

I am  not sure what you mean by this.

There can only be one 'Photo Info' field but it can be customised to include multiple metadata information. Create a Custom Preset from the "Edit..." option.

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This is close to the requirements of Nano09, but the limitation is that "Print to File" needs a new Filename, but Lightroom will create multiple new files, from multiple selected photos, with the new Filename-  File(1), File(2), File(3), etc. Only the original filename  be shown on the exported files, if included in the Preset.!

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 9.4, Lightroom 3.4, Photoshop 2020 (21.2.1), Nikon DSLR, Windows-10.

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Nov 04, 2019

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Thanks everyone.  I can confirm that this plugin for LR does exactly what I need.  Haven't tested in Windows, but it works perfectly in LR for Mac.

 

LR/Mogrify 2

https://www.photographers-toolbox.com/products/lrmogrify2.php

 

I added all the metadata I needed to overlay on top of the photos and exported from the library directly with the naming convention as I needed. Worked perfectly and didn't even need to leave Lightroom!

 

Cheers 🙂 

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