How to Add Copyright Metadata to Your Photos in Lightroom?
You can add your information to the metadata of your photos. Unfortunately, it does not protect you from illegal copying or printing your photos, but to register your copyright will never be over. The easiest way - create a metadata preset and apply it immediately during import photos.
TUTORIAL: How to create your Metadata Copyright LIGHTROOM Preset for YOUR photo?
1. Go to Module Library and select Metadata in menu, then choose Edit Metadata Presets...
2. Scroll down until you find IPTC Copyright and IPTC Creator sections.
In the IPTC Copyright, you can enter your name and surname. Tip: to type copyright text symbol (©), click Alt + 0169 (Win) or Alt + G (Mac).
In the Copyright Status, choose Copyrighted.
In the Rights Usage Terms - "Not allowed to use pictures without written permission of the author" or "The products are not allowed to be shared, duplicated, copied or redistributed in any way."
Immediately after, you can fill information in the following IPTC Creator section.
Complete all fields and then press the Done button.
3. To save the data to preset, click Save As ...
4. Type the new name for the preset. For example << Copyright 2016 >>, then press the Create button.
TUTORIAL: How to use copyright lightroom preset?
1. In the Library module, select one or more photos and choose the preset from the Metadata panel. Also, don't forget to choose IPTC (see the screenshot below).
2. Next time, when you're going to import your photos into Lightroom, select a Copyright preset, you have already created, from the Metadata panel, and it will be automatically applied to each imported photo.