A cr2 file extension is used for RAW photo image output of Canon professional digital cameras. RAW formats generally also contain additional text and time information. These files can often be exported to other graphical formats like JPEG in software bundled with the camera or other specialized software tool.

There are 2 other file types using
the CR2 file extension!

cr2 file icon.cr2 - Poser character rigging file

cr2 file icon.cr2 - CRBasic source code

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CR2 file extension - Canon digital camera RAW image format version 2.0

What is cr2 file? How to open cr2 files?

File type specification:

Digital camera RAW file type icon Digital camera RAW file type

cr2 file icon: cr2 filetype icon

The cr2 file extension is associated with RAW image format recorded with Canon professional digital cameras.

The cr2 file contains captured photo in Canon RAW image format version 2.0, that can also contain text information about the picture and conditions in the camera when the picture was taken.

CR2 images are based on the TIFF image standard.

The default software associated to cr2 file type:

Digital Photo Professional picture or screenshot

Canon Inc. logo Digital Photo Professional  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Canon Inc.

Digital Photo Professional is a software developed for the Digital EOS SLR Cameras to provide high speed RAW image processing and digital workflow solution to support professional users.

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Help how to open CR2 files:

*.cr2 files are supported by many bitmap editors and viewers, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, ACDSee or XnView.

How to convert file with extension CR2:

Programs that can open and edit *.cr2 files usually have the option to export or save them to another file format, such as JPG.

Find conversions from cr2 file:

cr2 to bmp

cr2 to dng

cr2 to jpeg

cr2 to jpg

cr2 to png

cr2 to psd

cr2 to raw

Find converter to cr2 file type:

arf to cr2

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daz to cr2

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srw to cr2

File identification strings:

HEX code: 49 49 2A 00 10 00 00 00 43 52
ASCII code: II*.....CR

List of software applications associated to the .cr2 file extension

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Software that open cr2 file - Canon digital camera RAW image format version 2.0

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