“Best” Way to Watermark Your Images

This is a good tip for photographers who are afraid that their images will get “borrowed” without their permission.

I like how it gives you control of the color you can give your watermark instead of just a translucent white shade which you normally get when you setup a preset in Lightroom.  The only thing I don’t like about it is you have to use Photoshop.  Photoshop is normally no longer part of my workflow when post processing images since Lightroom basically has all of the things I need.

I normally only go to Photoshop for those major changes (e.g., making people thinner, removing unwanted objects in pictures, etc.).

It is still something to consider though.  Now the only thing to do is to come up with a good logo. 🙂



3 thoughts on ““Best” Way to Watermark Your Images

    • Yes that’s true you can use an image as a watermark in LR. However, I am not sure if you can edit that watermark image while in the processing of applying it on your photo during export in LR. I think that is the main difference between that method in LR and the method PHLearn is showing in their video. In the video, Aaron Nace was actually playing around with the color of the watermark during application of the watermark. Personally, I’d stick with the LR method, though – it’s easier, less things to worry about.

      • You can change the color if the watermark is text, by editing and updating the watermark in LR before each export. I don’t think you can change the color of a logo, only it’s opacity. I agree, PS’s workflow is too slow compared to LR.

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