P: Watermarks rendering darker than preview

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Participant ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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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.

 

See attachments.After export.jpgWatermark editor.jpg

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Adobe Employee , Jun 15, 2022 Jun 15, 2022
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LEGEND ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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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.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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@Karsten.G 

 

What OS are you using?  Windows or Mac?

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Participant ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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Window 10.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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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.  

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Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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Thank you, Bob. Here is the original file I'm using. It still worked properly when I published an image to Flickr yesterday.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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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.

 

Screen Shot 2022-06-14 at 3.39.36 PM.jpg

 

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

 

Screen Shot 2022-06-14 at 3.39.45 PM.jpg

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LEGEND ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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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.  

 

Screen Shot 2022-06-14 at 4.01.41 PM.jpgScreen Shot 2022-06-14 at 4.03.30 PM.jpg

 

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.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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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.

 

Before upgrade

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/121728848

 

After upgrade to LR 11.4

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/121784405

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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Yes, this is a bug. Thank you for letting us know. We will look into this issue. 

Venkatesh Penjuri
Adobe Lightroom Team

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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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!

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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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?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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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.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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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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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 15, 2022 Jun 15, 2022

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Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products
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Community Beginner ,
Jun 20, 2022 Jun 20, 2022

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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 

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 20, 2022 Jun 20, 2022

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It looks correct at this point, but when I export the graphic part turns gray. Untitled.jpg

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 21, 2022 Jun 21, 2022

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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!

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New Here ,
Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022

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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.

 

 

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New Here ,
Jun 23, 2022 Jun 23, 2022

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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.

 

Avant la mise à jour :

Demoiselle d'étang.jpg

 

Après la msie à jour en 11.4 :

P1153459.jpg

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Jun 23, 2022 Jun 23, 2022

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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?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 24, 2022 Jun 24, 2022

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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)

 

Screenshot 2022-06-24 14.12.58.png

angela-photo-exported-06242022.jpg

Screenshot 2022-06-24 14.24.11.png

 

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.

 

angela-photo-exported-04272022.jpg

Screenshot 2022-06-24 14.23.54.png

 

 

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New Here ,
Jun 24, 2022 Jun 24, 2022

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Is the dark watermark issue fixed?

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 24, 2022 Jun 24, 2022

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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.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 25, 2022 Jun 25, 2022

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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.Screenshot_21.jpg

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 25, 2022 Jun 25, 2022

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When you post a question you always need to tell the Adobe program you are using
There are MANY programs in a full subscription, plus other non-subscription programs
Please post the exact name of the Adobe program you use so a Moderator may move this message to that forum

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