I’ve been trying to speed up my workflow, publishing large galleries from Lightroom takes around 10 seconds per image and often my galleries contain upwards of 1200 images which have to be uploaded quickly ready for sales (event photography). I’ve made this run faster by selecting the “publish master renditions from Lightroom” in admin/publisher settings.
This cuts the publishing from Lightroom down to around 5 seconds per image, but all the gallery thumbnails have a watermark showing on them. In Lightroom publisher>features I’ve selected “exclude watermarks in thumbnails” but I assume that Backlight is overriding this. I’ve also noticed that images that are published to the /photos-for-purchase folder on the server also carry a watermark (I can get round this by just overwriting these images via FTP once everything is published).
Not a biggie, I’d rather have increased publishing speed but is there something I’m missing or anything I can do to prevent the watermark from appearing on the gallery thumbnails?