To be able to watermark your RAW (CR2 and CRW) files taken using a Canon EOS camera you first need to convert them to JPG, and then add your watermark (for example your website address or your name) to them. In this post I am going to describe how to do it for free.
First of all, you have to download and install RAW Converter on your computer. This free application allows you to convert RAW images to JPG. It’s pretty straightforward and you can easily work your way out of it but just in case I am explaining the steps needed here:
How to Use RAW Converter
RAW Converter program splits all tasks into simple screens so there is really nothing more than:
- Add your RAW images (You can drag and drop them into RAW Converter)
- Set output format (You have the option to select JPG or TIF. You can also set the quality level if you choose JPG)
- Set the output folder (This must be an existing folder.)
- Hit the Start button
See the screenshots below for more information:
After you convert all of your RAW images to JPG, you can easily add your watermark and logo by using another one of my free apps called Picture Stamper. A comprehensive guide on how to use Picture Stamper can be found in this link. It also contains a video which demonstrates all the steps needed for watermarking your pictures.