Open Lightroom >> Go to Edit menu >> Identity Plate Setup >> Select the option " Lightroom" instead of Personalized
Click OK and Restart the Lightroom
Let us know if its changed again to Old Identity Plate.
Mohit, This did not work. Followed your instruction & watched the video. I selected "Lightroom" instead of Personalized, & when I created a new catalog it went to the Adobe LR ID Plate In the video Andy Anderson said to save your custom plate as a PNG instead of a JPEG, so I did & it still reverted back to my name. I guess I'm just going to have to live with importing my ID Plate everytime I create a new catalog.
Why are you creating new catalogs all the time?
Identity Plates are stored in the Catalog File itself. They are not transferable catalog-to-catalog. You will need to recreate the Identity Plate with each new catalog.
You will need to recreate the Identity Plate with each new catalog.
Hint: Create your Identity plate in photoshop. That can be- Text, a Signature, an image. (Keep it small!) Save this as PNG file to keep transparency.
Use this PNG image as a "Graphic" in the Menu > Edit > Identity Plate Setup
Then it is easily reproducible in multiple catalogs from the 'graphic'.
Another thing you can do is to create a template catalog. Build a catalog. Assign an Identity Plate and populate with keywords. Store it in a safe place. Then, whenever you need a new catalog, copy your template catalog, paste it to the new location, rename it and you have a prebuilt catalog ready-to-go.
create a template catalog
Thanks Rick- a great idea! on several levels.
I have seen the same idea of a template catalog promoted by Julianne Kost. She suggested it as a 'Travel' catalog for when using a laptop away from home. On each 'trip' use the template (with presets, keywords, etc) and "import from catalog" when returning home. A link to the video-
At first I used 1 catalog for everything. Before you know it one catalog had over a 1500 photos. I read on the forum (awhile back) that if you store everything on one catalog it slows down the program itself, so I started creating catalogs for each project I was working on. I did notice a difference, the develop module sliders reacted quicker. I do real estate photography & for each shoot I create a catalog & keep everything on a external hard drive. For my personal photos I keep them on another external hard drive. If I'm wrong here please advise. I been using LR5 for a little over a year now & admit I don't know all the features of the program. I have explored the modules, tabs, & menus, but to be honest with you I find it a bit intimidating & don't want to mess something up, I'm tech savvy to a point. I realize that the purpose of having a 1 catalog is to have all your info stored in one place so I'm kinda defeating the purpose by having multiple catalogs, hence my dilemma. Any comments, tips, suggestions appreciated.
Thanks for clearing that up.
Thanks for the info, I'll give it a try.
The size of the catalogue has almost no influence on performance. I know people with over half a million images and no problems (except that backups take a long time to complete).
That said, it may make sense to have a separate catalogue for each client, but for your personal pictures, you should keep them all in the same catalogue. You cannot search in more than one catalogue at a time, so you don't want to have to remember which catalogue to open to find a particular picture.
I watched Jared Platt on CreativeLive speak about professional use of catalogs-
He espoused using ONE Grand Master catalog for all photography, keeping jobs in separate folders and using Collections to structure each job. This allows you the use of all keywords, develop and brush Presets, etc, that exist in the Grand Master Catalog.
When a job is complete he "Exports as a Catalog" with the job's original images, to an archive hard-drive. This becomes an archived Master (catalog and images) of that particular job that can be opened and used in future. The job can then be 'Removed' or deleted from the Grand Master catalog.
And here is a better link for a Travel Catalog-
That's what I need to do, clients in folders & have one Master Catalog. Thanks for your input.
Thanks for your help & insight, need to do some rethinking here. I kinda have a mess here, started on 1 catalog then moved to multiple catalogs per property listing & personal photos. Have some straightening out to do for sure. As for real estate clients I give them the photos on a thumb drive & keep a copy plus the catalog on my external hard drive. The photos & catalog get deleted once the property sells or they loose the listing, can't see hanging onto them forever, just long enough to make sure if they deleted photos by accident I don't have to go into LR & export each photo again. I store the catalog in the folder with the photos & when I create the catalog I label it with the house address so any photo I need is pretty easy to find on a particular property from the LR drop down menu. Thanks again for your help....jp
Thanks for the links, will watch them this weekend.