I’ve been using the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta for about 8 months now. In that time I’ve created several different watermark presets but have not really had time to manage those watermarks. Now that the final release version is available, I’ve updated and installed the final version and deleted all beta version.
The nice thing I found out was that all my watermark presets transferred over to the final release version which was super nice. The only problem now was that I needed to do a little house cleaning and delete some of the watermark presets I created.
Here in-lies the problem… or at least I thought it was… continue on…
I don’t know if it’s just me but removing or deleting a watermark preset is not overly obvious in Lightroom. There are no delete buttons, you can’t ‘option’ click ‘OK’ to reset or anything like that. So what’s a person to do when they can’t figure something out on their own? Google!!
So I found a few forum threads talking about watermark presets but nothing particular to deleting them. So I posted a new thread on the NAPP forum, since I’m a member and rarely post anything. Several very nice people replied and told me that you have to select the watermark from the drop down menu, don’t change anything and then go back to the drop down menu and you’ll see either ‘delete’ or ‘rename’ options at the bottom of the menu…. not me of course!
So for me, if I go to Edit Watermarks… and drop down the menu to select a watermark, for this example the ‘SRP Nameplate’ watermark…
The watermark would display with the word (edited) in the drop down menu (like below), even though I did nothing but select it.
At this point my friends on the forums were saying that if I go back to the drop down menu that I’d see the option at the bottom of the list to delete the preset… not me, this is what I have… the only option is to ‘Update’ which I don’t want…
Well at least I didn’t think I wanted to ‘Update’ the preset when in all reality, that was the option I should have chosen. For some reason, and I’m thinking beta software, when I selected a preset the watermark preset manager thought the preset had been edited… well no kidding, it even told me that. So after selecting Update Preset, the Watermark editor looks like this… notice… no (edited) after the preset name.
So now, if you go back into the drop down list you will have a couple new options… one, Delete and the other, Rename. Awesome!!
Like I’ve said earlier, this was not obvious to me and I think the Watermark Editor needs a little work in making the process of deleting and renaming watermark presets easier… but then again, I should have found this while “testing” the beta… right?
My goal in writing this is to provide a little piece of information to an issue that was driving me nuts to others in case anyone runs into the same problem and can’t find the solution in a Google search.