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Sep 23, 2017

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I'm not sure what is going on. When I apply my signature watermark to my photos using the export option (sending as jpg and I make sure the watermark option is checked) they no longer show on my images. If I just use one of the LR default watermarks, it shows up just fine. I have done nothing different nor did I change anything. I verified in my edit watermark window under watermark effects that all is set as should be. As I said, the default LR watermarks work just fine. My signature ones that had been working for a long time just out of the blue don't show anymore on exported images.

Any suggestions what to do? Could this be a bug with the newest LR update?

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Watermarks has disappeared

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Sep 23, 2017

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I'm not sure what is going on. When I apply my signature watermark to my photos using the export option (sending as jpg and I make sure the watermark option is checked) they no longer show on my images. If I just use one of the LR default watermarks, it shows up just fine. I have done nothing different nor did I change anything. I verified in my edit watermark window under watermark effects that all is set as should be. As I said, the default LR watermarks work just fine. My signature ones that had been working for a long time just out of the blue don't show anymore on exported images.

Any suggestions what to do? Could this be a bug with the newest LR update?

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 25, 2017

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Hi skorg264,

Could you please post a screenshot of the export window showing the watermarks option and also one of the Edit watermarks window?

Thanks,

Akash

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my saved watermarks have disappeared.  I had about 5 or 6 different ones with different years, fonts and colors but now none are in my stored watermarks.

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Adobe Employee ,
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HI phoenixblue,

Please take a look at this article Lightroom: Where did my Watermark go? | Rikk Flohr's Fleeting Glimpse Images and let us know if that helps.

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Akash

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Explorer ,
Oct 02, 2017

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Sorry it took so long to get back to you, Akash.  Here are the screenshots you are requesting....

1. This one is the export window showing the watermark options window...

Screen Shot 2017-10-02 at 3.34.14 PM.png

2. This one is the top half of the Edit watermark window...

Screen Shot 2017-10-02 at 3.35.55 PM.png

3. This one is the bottom half of the watermark window...

Screen Shot 2017-10-02 at 3.36.08 PM.png

Hopes this helps you.

Steve

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi Steve,

Does it help if you use any of the default watermarks available within Lightroom?

Thanks,

Akash

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The default watermarks work fine. However I do not want to use them. I have custom ones for my images. Should I just delete them all and try adding them again? Makes no sense why they are available to choose but will not export on the image.

Steve Hadeen

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Adobe Employee ,
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I have custom ones for my images. Should I just delete them all and try adding them again

This is worth giving a try. Let us know with the outcome.

~Akash

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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In your bottom half of the Watermark window, move the vertical slider to the zero position.  My guess is that, being set at -10, your watermark is off the image completely.

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Explorer ,
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Never realized that. I’ll give a a try next time on on the computer. Thanks for catching that!

Steve Hadeen

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Gave your suggestion a shot. Did not solve the problem. I remember purposefully setting them -10 for the proper placement I wanted. The same was done with the vertical being -2. I do appreciate you mentioning it though. Was worth a shot.

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I gave your settings a go and I find the watermark does not print on the image?

ScreenShot001.jpg

And what Graphic file have you chosen?  You are using the "Graphic" option. (not text)

Are you using a jpg or a png file for the graphic watermark?

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

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On my images, the settings I use for vertical and horizontal still have the box more on the image than not (see the screenshot below). It is selected graphic because my watermark is my name saved as a png. I have not changed any settings from when I first set up my watermarks. It was working just fine and then one day all my watermarks just disappeared. They are still in my watermarks to choose; they just don't export when I do choose them. The defaults work fine. My custom watermarks have simply disappeared. No reason why. Again, nothing was changed at all.

Screen Shot 2017-10-11 at 10.59.09 PM.png

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(In your screen-clip)There is no image showing in the bounding box for the graphic.

Is the Graphic file possibly missing? Can you re-select it in the Watermark Editor?

You should be seeing the graphic in the editor.

ScreenShot002.jpg

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

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That is exactly the issue. It has simply disappeared. Even though all my custom watermarks are still available to be chosen each time I do an export, they simply do not show up. I don't know why. Nothing has been done or changed to make this happen. One day it worked fine; the next day it didn't and hasn't since. Why do the defaults work just fine but not my custom ones which worked for months before just disappearing? I don't really see any other choice other than to delete them all and enter them in again since no one seems able to offer anything that has helped to this point. The Adobe tech just said to reload them and let them know if that worked or not. Not what I really wanted to hear but probably my only option.

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And it is not a graphic in the sense of a graphic. It is a signature saved as a png so it is a graphic but a signature.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Agreed- your signature in a PNG file is a 'Graphic'.

So did you actually try to reload the Signature graphic in the editor?

ScreenShot003.jpg

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

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I did try one as I have several for different positions on image and for black or white. All same signature. It shows in the preview when I reloaded. Was late so only tried one. Looks like based on that my best recourse is to reload them all. Thanks for your suggestions to try. Still hit weird they disappeared...

Steve Hadeen

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"Weirdness" in Lightroom is not uncommon. And it seems a common theme in forum posts.

Like yesterday- I deleted one unwanted folder in my Windows Documents library- and Windows suddenly started deleting 39,000 files. I lost half of the folders in "Documents", my Lightroom catalog was gone (but NOT the Previews folders!). Lightroom started with a new empty catalog and would not find any other catalogs on my internal drive although others still existed in remaining folders.

Luckily I had a recent full backup to restore everything and back to working, phewww!

So as to "Watermarks"- yes you may have to refresh each watermark preset (for an unknown reason).

Also note that there were (and maybe still is) a time when Windows File Explorer would not show watermarks on exported jpg file icons, although the watermarks were there when viewed in an image viewer program.

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

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“Weirdness" in Lightroom is not uncommon. And it seems a common theme in forum posts.” LOL! Don’t I know that! I use iMac so the windows file explorer would not apply to me. I also lost my catalog once but, like you, I have back ups done regularly.

Steve Hadeen

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did this ever get resolved??

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Unfortunately not. The only option I have is to add in my custom watermarks again. It appears to be one of those weird things that just happened.

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I can rtell you what most likely happened. You moved or renamed the folder you had your watermarks in and Lightroom can no longer find them.... just happened to me.

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I have the same issue..I got a new laptop, imported my watermarks from my desktop and the graphics are not transferring:(

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Are the Graphic Files in the same relative path or folder location?

Simply copying a watermark preset does not copy the graphic file with it.

You must have the graphic image (jpg, png) available also, for the watermark preset to use it.

I assume you are using a JPG or a PNG image file as the graphic, this file has to be available for the watermark to work on another computer. If it has been copied then the Watermark editor may need re-editing to find the graphic image in it 'new' location.

"Text" based watermarks are different- the text you type does get saved in watermark presets.

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

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Watermarking in Lightroom does not work anymore. You have to use default. You can no longer export photos using custom fonts. Adobe said so.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Watermarking in Lightroom does not work anymore.

As a general statement-  Rubbish!

Fonts in Lightroom are limited-  Very True!

But I can create a graphic in Photoshop using images or fonts in Photoshop, that will apply as a "Graphic" watermark in Lightroom exports. No problem!

Adobe said so.

Can you give us a link to this statement?

Give details of your problem, or what you are trying to achieve. Perhaps someone has an answer for you.

ScreenShot061.jpg

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

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