Q: Which versions of Lightroom is this plugin compatible with?
A: Lightroom 2 to Lightroom Classic CC.
Q: Lightroom has built-in watermarking. Is LR/Mogrify 2 useful?
A: Of course! LR/Mogrify 2 offers a whole host of features that you don't get with Lightroom alone.
Q: Is LR/Mogrify 2 comptatible with both PC and Mac?
Q: Do I need to install ImageMagick to use this plugin?
A: On a PC, yes. On a Mac, no (it's supplied with its own version).
Q: Once I've donated do I have to donate again to get updates?
A: Future updates to LR/Mogrify 2 will be free. No promises for LR/Mogrify 3 (and no plans to create one either!).
Q: The plugin returns an error stating that it has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Why?
A: You'll need to install the one or both of the Microsoft package that's described in the installation guide.
Q: How do I access the plugin?
A: Please read the Quick Guide.
Q: If I export a JPEG then doesn't that mean that LR/Mogrify 2 will work on the JPEG file before saving as a JPEG yet again, thereby reducing the image quality?
A: No. LR/Mogrify 2 is designed to secretly ask Lightroom for a TIFF file to work on, and then convert to JPEG at the end.
Q: Why are JPEGs exported with and without using LR/Mogrify 2 a completely different size?
A: The clue's in the answer above. I would seem that the JPEG algorithms used by Lightroom and ImageMagick give different compressions for the same quality value.
Q: I'm using the JPEG compress to file size option, and it's really slow. Why?
A: To achieve this magic LR/Mogrify 2 first creates a Tiff file using all your other settings (watermark, annotations, etc.). It then has to
convert the Tiff file to a JPEG at various quality settings to find the optimum quality. Up 9 JPEG conversions are required per exported file -
go make a cup of tea...
Q: Which of Mogrify's features are available?
A: All of them are available through the command line parameters option. Please see the Quick Guide to see which features have a user interface.
Q: Can you expose more of Mogrify's feature through the user interface?
A: Probably. Please contact me.
Q: How do I select a font? Where do I look?
A: Mac users should look in /Library/Fonts or <Username>/Library/Fonts. As from version 2.50 Windows
users can simply choose a font from the list.
Q: I'm trying to overlay a text annotation, but I'm not getting any text. What's happening?
A: Due to a number of issues, ImageMagick can't render all font types. This will mostly affect Mac users. Try a different font (ttf fonts should always work).
Q: I'm trying to overlay a watermark but I receive a message stating that "LR/Mogrify 2 is unable to correctly scale watermarkmark images of this file type whilst maintaining the aspect ratio". What's happening?
A: In order to maintain the aspect ratio of the watermark LR/Mogrify 2 needs to be able to read the width and height of the watermark image. To do this is relies on Lightroom's ability to return this information, however Lightroom is limited in the filetypes that it can open. You should either try a different filetype for your watermark image or else enter the width and height directly in pixels.
Q: I've found a bug, how should I report it?
A: Please contact us.