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Plug-in: LR/Mogrify 2

LR/Mogrify 2 is a Lightroom plug-in by Timothy Armes:

This plugin allows you to add watermarks, borders and text annotations to your images as they are exported from Lightroom 2 and later.

Offering a great deal of flexibility in the desired output, it is ideal for those wishing to export images for use on websites or anywhere else where a final presentation of your image is required.

It also includes other useful features, such as the ability to compress an exported JPEG to a maximum file size.

If you're not familiar with plug-ins, go to Presets & Plug-ins.

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Download

Go to the download page for LR/Mogrify 2.

Download the plug-in.

It's located inside a zip file.

Windows

Right click on the zip file, select Extract All, and click Extract.

A folder called LRMogrify2.lrplugin will appear.

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You also need to download and install ImageMagick.

Mac

Double click the zip file.

A folder called LRMogrify2.lrplugin will appear.

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Everyone

If you haven't already, create a folder for your Lightroom plug-ins.

For example, create a folder called Lightroom Plug-ins, in Pictures or on your Desktop.

Move the

LRMogrify2.lrplugin Folder

Select the LRMogrify2.lrplugin folder (not the zip file).

Press Ctrl + c (Windows) or Cmd + c (Mac).

Navigate to your Lightroom Plug-ins folder.

Press Ctrl + v (Windows) or Cmd + v (Mac).

The plug-in is now in your Lightroom plug-ins folder.

Install

You can follow LR/Mogrify 2's installation instructions, or can use those below.

1) Go to Lightroom.

2) Press g to go to the Library module.

3) Go to File > Plug-in Manager.

The Plug-in Manager window opens.

4) In the lower-left corner of the window, click Add.

5) Navigate to your Lightroom Plug-ins folder and select LRMogrify2.lrplugin.

6) Click Select Folder in the lower-right corner of the window.

7) If it's not already selected, click LR/Mogrify 2 on the left side of the window.

8) Enter your registration code into the User Registration section, located at the top of the window.

9) Click Done in the lower-right corner of the window.

Windows Users

You need to tell the plugin where to find ImageMagick's mogrify application.

Do the following.

1) Go to Lightroom.

2) Press g to go to the Library module.

3) Select any preview.

4) Click Export in the lower-left corner of your screen.

5) Look for Post Process Actions on the left side of the Export window.

6) Click the black triangle to open the LR/Mogrify 2 menu.

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7) Double click Mogrify Configuration.

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The Mogrify Configuration section will appear to the right.

8) Click the black triangle to open the Mogrify Configuration section.

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9) Click Choose and navigate to

This PC > Windows > Program Files > ImageMagick-6.9.9-Q16 > mogrify.exe

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10) Click Cancel in the lower-right corner of the window.

The LR/Mogrify 2 tools of are described here.

Adding captions is described below.

Text Annotations

LR/Mogrify 2 also allow you to add multiple text annotations to your images. The text may be broken up onto several lines, and may include references to the photo's metadata. Simply click "Add metadata token" to add the token to the end of you text.

Do the following.

1) Press g to go to the Library module.

2) Select a preview.

3) Click Export in the lower-left corner of your screen.

4) In the Post Process Actions section, on the left side of the Export window, click the black triangle to open the LR/Mogrify 2 menu.

5) Double click Text Annotations.

The Mogrify Text Annotations section will appear to the right.

6) Click the black triangle to open the Mogrify Text Annotations section.

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7) Enter text in the Define your text box.

8) Adjust the controls as needed.

9) Click Export in the lower-right corner of the window.

Use the Metadata

If you're adding unique text to each photograph, and there are many photographs, enter the different texts in the metadata for each photograph.

Do the following.

1) Press g to go to the Library module.

2) On the right side of your screen, open the Metadata panel.

3) Enter your text in the Caption box.

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4) Repeat the above for each photograph.

5) Select the previews for the photographs in the work area.

6) Click Export in the lower-left corner of your screen.

7) Enter {caption} in the Define your text box.

8) Adjust the controls as needed.

9) Click Export in the lower-right corner of the window.

You can insert the contents of other metadata fields, and other data, by clicking Add Token.