What are CR2 files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a CR2 file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your CR2 files.
What is a CR2 file?
CR2 files have multiple uses, and Canon Digital Camera RAW Photo is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Canon Digital Camera RAW Photo
RAW files are photos captured by digital cameras. The photos are uncompressed and unaltered - no processing has been done on the image as it is saved exactly as the camera lens sees it.
RAW images have the maximum amount of detail, so photographers prefer to work with this format when post-processing the photos. In addition, RAW can easily be edited and converted to other more common image formats.
RAW photos with the CR2 file extension have been taken with a Canon camera.
How to open CR2 files
We have identified seven CR2 openers that are compatible with this specific type of CR2 file.
Programs that open Canon Digital Camera RAW Photo files
Last updated: September 27, 2023
All known file formats using extension .CR2
While Canon Digital Camera RAW Photo is a popular type of CR2-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CR2 file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Poser 3D Character Rigging Data
We know that one CR2 format is Poser 3D Character Rigging Data. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
CR2 opener for Windows
We have identified one CR2 opener that is compatible with this specific type of CR2 file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of CR2 files. Remember, different programs may use CR2 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Photo Gallery||User submitted|
|PhotoPad Image Editor||User submitted|
|Corel PaintShop Pro||User submitted|
|Ashampoo Photo Commander||User submitted|
|FastStone Image Viewer||User submitted|
|Picasa Photo Viewer||Discontinued|
|Zoner Photo Studio||User submitted|
|RAW Thumbnail Viewer||User submitted|
|Poser Application||User submitted|
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