A crw file extension is associated with the RAW digital image file format used by Canon professional digital cameras and DSLRs.

There are 3 other file types using
the CRW file extension!

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Software that open crw file

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CRW file extension - Canon digital camera RAW image format

What is crw file? How to open crw files?

File type specification:

Digital camera RAW file type icon Digital camera RAW file type

crw file icon: crw filetype icon

The crw file extension is related to Canon digital camera RAW image format.

RAW images are basically the data as it comes directly from the CCD detector in the camera. Raw files can also contain text information about the picture and conditions in the camera when the picture was taken.

The default software associated to open crw file:

Digital Photo Professional picture or screenshot

Canon Inc. logoDigital 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.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Photoshop Lightroom  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is set of tools used to manage and post-product photo images. It is used for viewing, editing, and managing digital photos. It is support variety of picture image formats as well as camera RAWs. The latest version is Lightroom 6. It is available either as standalone or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud also known as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.

Adobe Photoshop icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Photoshop  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop is great photography editing software that offers numerous features, powerful tools and other breakthrough capabilities to offer their users maximum performance for image editing.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logoXnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

A free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats and also supports export to 70 different file formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS (OS X).

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Help how to open:

Use Adobe Photoshop or similar program (probably need CRW plug-in) to work with the *.crw files.

How to convert:

Use Image Converter Plus or similar program to convert *.crw files to other formats.

Find conversions from crw file:

crw to jpeg

crw to jpg

Find converter to crw file type:

3fr to crw

ai to crw

bmp to crw

jpeg to crw

srw to crw

zmf to crw

File identification strings:

HEX code: 49 49 1A 00 00 00 48 45 41 50 43 43 44 52 02 00 01

List of software applications associated to the .crw file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open crw file, edit crw file, convert crw file, view crw file, play crw file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting crw files.

Software that open crw file - Canon digital camera RAW image format

Programs supporting the exension crw on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open crw file action.

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