why cant lightroom display two watermark/logos ?

Engaged ,
Jan 27, 2019 Jan 27, 2019

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i need two put two logos/watermarks onto my photos

that is: the logo of my clients (nightclubs, bars, promoters )   and my own "photography by...." in the other corner

it seems lightroom can only do one logo at a time 

this is a bit of a pain in the neck

as a workaround  i have had to make PNG files with both logos on it (same apsect ratio as my photos). each time i get a new client i must make a new PNG file of this kind.  this poses obvious problems when i need to crop photos to a different aspect ratio because the PNG doesnt line up.

it would be so much better if i could just have a right aligned Logo of my client and a left aligned logo for myself which would apply regardless of the dimensions of the photo.

it is hard to believe that lightroom cant do this.

is there a way around it?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 27, 2019 Jan 27, 2019

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I'm only guessing, but it's probably because most Lightroom users never need to apply more than one watermark. In general, Lightroom handles the most common scenarios and not edge cases; that's why Photoshop still has many capabilities that Lightroom doesn't.

But it does look like you can get what you want with the LR/Mogrify 2 plug-in. Check the documentation for its Graphical Watermarking feature; there seems to be a plus sign you can use to set up multiple watermarks per export. But I haven't tried it myself.

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Engaged ,
Jan 27, 2019 Jan 27, 2019

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surely this  can hardly be such a fringe case, i mean,  the photographers watermark and the client.... should be pretty standard i would think.

thankyou for this suggestion though I will invesigate it.

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Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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Edge case? I'd say short sighted as I do lots of work for organisations where I have to create a PNG file with both logos. It would be such a simple fix to allow the import of 2 or more images in the edit watermark option.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 27, 2019 Jan 27, 2019

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Create your watermark in a program like Photoshop and make a PNG out of it then you can apply that One PNG image as a Watermark with Two logos in LR.

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Engaged ,
Jan 27, 2019 Jan 27, 2019

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thats what i do, but, as i described in my original post, it is a problematic way to work

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 27, 2019 Jan 27, 2019

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A possible workaround is to go to the Print Module and add both a Watermark with the clients Logo and an Identity Plate with your Logo; then print the image to a JPEG file instead of to the printer.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 27, 2019 Jan 27, 2019

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Export twice. Once with watermark A, then export that with watermark B.

yep annoying

or edit in Photoshop, add text

still annoying

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 22, 2019 Jun 22, 2019

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OR, adobe could add a feature to add multiple watermarks. Waiting years for this, but they still never do it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 23, 2019 Jun 23, 2019

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JoeKostos' solution is probably the best but another way is to set up a photoshop worklet that you call in the export step. This could actually be set to load a file say "client.png" in a specific location, that you in advance set up to be the client's logo. Then all you so is to export and call the Photoshop droplet to add both yours and the client's logo automatically. You could also have one added by the export panel and the other by the photoshop action. Since you have Classic, you probably already have Photoshop so this is trivial. There are multiple tutorials on the web on how to create a photoshop droplets that adds a watermark. Trivial to extend those to add two.

A last alternative is to use LR/mogrify (https://www.photographers-toolbox.com/products/lrmogrify2.php​). This plugin can add multiple watermarks to your export or you could add one logo in the standard interface and the other with LR/mogrify. Again make it refer to a png file that you simply change around for every client.

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