I'd like to send a variety of versions of the same image to a lab to look at differences in stock, contrast and sharpening. I know I'll be able to tell the difference in stock by the information on the back of the print, but I need a way to tell the difference between a number of quite subtle variations in image on the same stock.

As these images are for my own testing purposes alone, the most useful way I can think of would be to have the name of the image added in text to each Virtual Copy as a watermark. So Ideally each image would have a watermark made up of:

{image name} {copy name}

Looking at Lightroom CC's watermarking features, I can't see a way to dynamically generate the text from the Virtual Copy's filename and copy name.

What is the best way for me to achieve this?


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You need a 3rd party plug-in like LR Mogrify 2. Despite the text on its homepage, it is compatible with current versions of Lightroom.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks. I'd looked at that, but it appears to be for Lightroom 2 \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 23, 2015 at 10:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ It does actually support Lightroom 2 upwards, though this isn's clear from the site. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 23, 2015 at 11:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Pedr Yes! Sorry I saw your comment just now, I can confirm that it is compatible with Lr CC 2015. \$\endgroup\$
    – Christian
    Commented Oct 23, 2015 at 12:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ Just downloaded, and bought a license for this. Worked flawlessly in Lightroom Classic CC 2019. Put filename right on the image. \$\endgroup\$
    – Scot
    Commented Feb 15, 2019 at 16:06

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