Watermarking Images in Lightroom

Last week, I shared with you a really easy way to create a watermark using PicMonkey. I also shared how to apply that new watermark on your photos still in PicMonkey. If you don’t have photo editing software like Photoshop or Lightroom, this is the easiest way for you to watermark your images.

But it’s not the fastest! With PicMonkey, you have to watermark each photo individually. However, in Photoshop and Lightroom, you can batch watermark. Today, I am going to share with you how to do that in Lightroom {since that is what I use}.

If you need to create a watermark, head on over to my tutorial. I’ll wait for you!

Good, you’re back. Now that you created your watermark, it’s time to apply it to your images.

Watermarking Your Images in Lightroom

Creating a Watermark in Lightroom

1. To being, select “Edit Watermarks” from the Edit menu if you are on a PC. If you are on a Mac, the select “Edit Watermarks” from the Lightroom menu.

edit screen

2. This will open up a new dialog box like the one below.

edit watermark

3. Next, decide the type of watermark you want to use. You can choose between a text watermark or a graphic watermark. For this example, we are using a graphic watermark that we created last week in PicMonkey.

4. For graphic watermarks, there  are options to adjust the opacity and position of the watermark. Decide on the look you want and where you want your watermark to appear on you photos.

edit watermark

5. Save your new watermark. Now that it’s saved, it will be available in any of the modules that allow you to use a watermark AND during export and when using publish services.

Now what do you do?

The easiest and fastest way I watermark my images in Lightroom is during Export. You can batch watermark saving your from watermarking each photo individually. It’s literally a click of a button!

Watermarking Your Images in Lightroom

1. After you are done editing your photographs, select the images, right click, and select “Export.”

2. The “Export” dialog box will appear allowing you to choose your destination folder, file settings {image format, size, sharpening, etc}, and watermarks.

3. To add your watermark, check the Watermark check box. Select your saved watermark from the drop down.


4. Export your images. Your watermark will appear on the photos you have selected for exporting.
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Told you it was easy!

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  1. I have to get better about watermarking my images. Just got lightroom, so this will be a big help!

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