How to use an image's title as text in the photo - Template?

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  1. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I have a dozen photos, each one of a member of a group I belong to. I have done my post production the images are sitting Lightroom. What I want to do is to export them and have each person's name appear as text across the photo. I'm hoping that I can locate a template or utility that can do this automatically… for instance taking the name that appears in the title field and using that. Obviously I can just type each person's name into text box one by one … but I'd like to automate this if possible.

    Lightroom has the ability to put the title below each image in a contact sheet.. but I'd like it to appear across the bottom of the image itself.

    I've been searching Adobe, and nothing too promising has popped up yet… so I'm spreading my net a bit wider and asking this fabulous, wonderful, and good looking group of helpful photographers… and you look impressive too… (think Billy Crystal's Fernando :) ). Any suggestions appreciated….

    Thanks in advance… hope I've made myself clear.
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    take the the photos into a plugin, like Pixelmator, that supports layers. Add a layer with the text in the font, location, size, and color your want. Save it back into LR. Pixelmator is $30 and is a fantastic graphic arts program....that can do much of what Photoshop can do.
     
  3. snberk103 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the tip…

    I can already do that with Photoshop - one at a time … I was hoping to find a automated solution. I've already got the photos titled in Lightroom with each person's name… I was just hoping to "export" in such a way that the content of the title would end up at text across the bottom of the photo.
     
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  5. snberk103 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks.... I've never scripted PS before, but if I'm going to learn something new this may be the place to start, eh?
     

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