Have you tried changing the font?
There's a long-standing bug in the Watermarks feature, which is only triggered when there's a mix of a certain font, a certain proportional size, and a certain export file size. Improvements have been made over various releases, but it still crops up from time to time (often when using downloaded speciality fonts). Of the standard system font set, I know that Lucida Calligraphy can trigger the issue.
If this is the problem that you've run into, try changing one or more of those 3 things (font, proportional size, export size), though changing the font is usually the easier fix.
Hi Jim, I tried originally with the presets which were there when I opened the watermark function. I've now tried again with a number of basic fonts (Arial, Times New Roman, some of the Adobe fonts) but nothing is working. Is it best that I don't waste my time on this? Thanks, Catherine
If fonts like Arial aren't working, it tends to point towards something more basic in your settings. Can you post a screenshot of your watermark settings, and then your export settings?
Hi Jim, your last answer solved the problem for me. I didn't realise that the watermarks would only show after they have been exported from Lightroom, rather than also showing in the image in Lightroom. When I checked the export settings and did a test, the watermark now shows. Thanks so much for your help.