Lightroom 3 Beta 2 – Watermarks with Print Packages

March 25, 2010

The new beta 2 of Lightroom 3 added some features to watermarks to make them much better. However there is a problem with using watermarks to print packages from the Print module.

The problem is the watermark is applied to the image and not to the crop of the print. For example if you have a uncropped raw file (it is a 2×3 crop) and you make a picture package with a 8×10 and 2 5x7s. I then add a watermark to the image with my name in the bottom right. The problem is that the watermark does not show in the 8×10 and it gets halfway cropped on the 5×7.

This is because Lightroom is applying the watermark to the image and not the the image after the crop for the package. It should apply the watermark after the image is cropped for the package, that way in my case it would be in the bottom right of the 8×10 and 5×7.

This is a major bug and makes the watermarks unusable with packages unless you use the center point. I you agree then let the developers know over on the beta forums.

Here or the settings I used to try this example with a uncropped image from a Canon 5d mark II.

Also I would rather do this with a graphic file but there is a bug in the beta for windows that it only works with graphic files from the c drive.

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