Watermarking in Lightroom using LR/Mogrify Plugin

Date March 25, 2008

https://i0.wp.com/www.prophotoshow.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/lr_logo.jpgI just recently discovered the LR/Mogrify plugin by Timothy Armes.  This wonderful plugin provides a user interface for Imagemagick’s Mogrify program that runs when you export photos from Lightroom.

My initial use for this plugin is to watermark my photos on my photoblog, RawPixels.ca.  Aside from watermarking, this plugin also allows you to add borders, apply image sharpening, resize the image, adjust image brightness and saturation, and do many other things.

The plugin runs immediately after Lightroom exports the image(s), and applies the desired options to the exported Lightroom file.  This is essentially like running the exported photos through an editing application such as Photoshop, but this is much faster and, most importantly, essentially free (it’s donationware for the unlimited version).

The sharpening option is also handy.  I normally don’t sharpen much in Lightroom because sharpening is output dependant, meaning that different settings of sharpening should be used depending on the desired output format/medium of the image.  For example, the sharpening used for an image to be displayed on a computer screen for the internet would be different than that of an image to be enlarged and printed.

Having the ability to automatically sharpen during Lightroom export allows me to keep my images ready for any application or output.

I haven’t tried the other features of this plugin yet, but that’s mainly because I’ve only been using it for a couple of days.  So far, this plugin is working out well for me.  Go check it out for yourself.  It will save you some time and improve your workflow.

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