In Lightroom on mobile devices you can add your copyright to newly imported images, and you can add it one at a time to images already imported. (I don’t recommend the latter if you also use Lightroom desktop or Lightroom Classic desktop, since in these applications you can add it to many or all photos at once.) Hopefully the ability to add information to multiple photos at once will come to Lightroom mobile sometime soon.
Adding Copyright to All Newly Imported Images Going Forward
- On the main Lightroom screen (Albums view), tap on the gear symbol in the top right (UPDATE 2020: the three-dot symbol then Settings) to access Settings. Select General (UPDATE 2020: Select Import).
- Turn on the Add Copyright switch. When you place the cursor in the Copyright field, © is not automatically added. At least on my iPhone there’s also no way to add it – it’s not in keyboard symbols and it can’t be pasted in from elsewhere. Instead use parenthesis – type “(c) year your-name”.
- Once you’re done, hit the Back button and then the X in the top right to exit Settings.
Adding Copyright to Photos Already Imported
Add your copyright to images one at a time:
- In single-photo (loupe) view, tap on the dropdown at the top of the screen and choose Info. When you place the cursor in the Copyright field, © is not automatically added. At least on my iPhone there’s no way to add it – it’s not in keyboard symbols and it can’t be pasted in from elsewhere. Instead, type “(c) year your-name” (c) 2019 Laura Shoe.
Add your copyright to all images already imported:
Wait until your images have synced to Lightroom desktop and follow the instructions in that section above, or until they sync to Lightroom Classic, and follow the instructions in my Classic copyright article.