Tutorial: How to change the “Identity plate” in Lightroom 2

Maybe you didn’t know this, but you can customize the Identity plate in Lightroom. This way your software look really professional when you’re in the studio showing your clients the result of the photo session. As default you see the Lightroom logo as the identity plate, but this can easily be changed to either custom text or image. If you chose to use an image, the image format must be jpg, png, gif, bmp or tif. Remember that you also need to have 15px margin on the left of your image and around 10px in the bottom. This margin space is needed for the plate/logo to be positioned correctly (similar to the default plate’s position) and you should keep this space in black colored.

To make it easy for you, I have made a Photoshop template you can use to be sure your logo fits correctly. Download link can be found at the end of this post.

How to change it then?

When you have downloaded the template file and created your own plate, I suggest you have a look at my video tutorial below which will go through the few steps that are needed to customize your identity plate’s look. Tip: Press the “HD is off” button and read instructions or press the link right below the movieclip. Use fullscreen view!

Lightroom Identity Plate replacement - Video

PH Identity Plate (3447 downloads )

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  1. You are on the ball brother!
    Now I congratulate you formally with my last name as well.Thanx for the holga presets! As soon as my work cools down a bit, I will send you a few presets of mine for…review!
    I will be staying tuned here trough rss!

  2. Ah! Pahountis, cool name!
    I’m looking forward to see your contributions!
    Take care and don’t work as much as I do ;-)

  3. I have tried 3 times to access the video to change the ID plate in LR2. I can not hear anything. Am I doing something wrong or is something missing from my computer???

  4. Hi Mike,
    Nothing is wrong with your computer.:-) When I recorded the clip, my computer refused to record the sound. I’ve updated the video now with embedded text instructions and hope it works better for all of you.
    Thanks for your comment!

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