How to Create and Add Watermark in Adobe Lightroom (Simple Guide)

In today’s digital landscape, protecting your photographic creations is essential. Adding watermarks in Lightroom offers a simple yet effective solution. This guide will walk you through the process, empowering you to safeguard your images and establish your brand identity with ease.

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Simple Steps to Add Watermark in Lightroom Classic

Step 1: Locate the “Export” button at the top right corner of the screen. Click on it to open the Export dialog box.


Step 2: In the Export dialog box, go the the “Custom settings” and configure your export settings according to your preferences. Set the file format, quality, size, and destination folder for your images.

custom settings

Step 3: In the Export dialog box, find the “Watermarking” section. Check the box next to “Watermark” to enable it.

turn on watermark

Step 4: Now you have two options. You can create watermark in the form of text. You can change style, font, and color of your text. The second option is the use of Graphics. If you want to use graphics watermark, you have to import your watermark PNG file.

Step 5: After selecting your watermark, you can adjust its size, opacity, position, and inset settings to ensure it appears exactly where you want it on your images. You can save these settings as a preset, so that you don’t have to adjust all these settings every time you are editing your photos.

adjust watermark settings

Step 6: Use the preview window in the Export dialog box to see how your watermark will look on the exported images.

Step 7: Once you’re satisfied with the watermark placement, click the “Export” button to apply the watermark to your images and save them to the specified destination folder.

Simple Steps to add watermark in Lightroom Mobile

The basic method of adding watermark in Lightroom Mobile is exactly same as I explained earlier for Lightroom Classic. Let’s just see the simple steps of adding watermark in Lightroom Mobile.

Step 1: First click on the “Export” option in the top right corner of your mobile screen.

click on export

Step 2: Click on “Export as” option. A new menu will appear in front of you.

export as

Step 3: Make sure to turn on the ‘Add Watermark” option.

include watermark

Step 4: In the watermarking settings, you can choose to create a text watermark or import an image watermark. Tap on the corresponding option and follow the prompts to create or select your watermark.

Step 5: After selecting your watermark, you can adjust its size, opacity, position, and alignment to customize its appearance on your image.

graphic watermark

Step 6: Once again preview your watermark and export your final image.

Tip: If you can’t afford paid Lightroom for your Android, you can use Lightroom MOD which is premium unlocked version of Adobe Lightroom.


Adding watermarks in Lightroom, whether on desktop or mobile, offers photographers a straightforward way to protect their work and establish their brand identity. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can seamlessly integrate watermarks into your images, ensuring they remain attributed to you wherever they’re shared online. Embrace this simple yet effective solution to elevate the security and professionalism of your digital portfolio.

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