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Is possible adding watermarks in raw/original photo?

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Jun 02, 2019

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Hi everybody.  Is there any trick to add watermarks on raw photos?  I can add watermarks by exporting raw photo and converting it into .jpg file.  But the question is: is it possible to add watermarks over a raw original file?  How can I do it?

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Is possible adding watermarks in raw/original photo?

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Hi everybody.  Is there any trick to add watermarks on raw photos?  I can add watermarks by exporting raw photo and converting it into .jpg file.  But the question is: is it possible to add watermarks over a raw original file?  How can I do it?

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Jun 02, 2019

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As far as I am aware it’s only possible via exporting a rendered copy, Lightroom does not make alterations to RAW image files.

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27” monitor, macOS10.15.6: LrC 9.4, Lr 3.4.1, Ps 21.2.2, Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Are you referring to proprietary raw file formats such as CR2, NEF etc?

DNG is also considered a raw file format and as far as I am aware all have no watermarked export ability in Lightroom.

Why would you want do that?

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"Why would you want do that?"
Here's why I would want to add watermarks to cr2 and dng as well:
I'd like to share my LR classic collection, after it is synced with LR CC online without having to export the files. But I want my watermarks to show on the pictures in the shared album and on potential downloads.

Is there another way of doing it?  Any advise is appreciated.

Thanks
Hagen


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Short answer is

NO

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