CRW File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CRW file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CRW files.

What is a CRW file?

A .CRW file is a Canon RAW format file. Through our analysis of CRW files, we know that one use of the format is Canon RAW format. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open CRW files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CRW for different purposes. We have identified 2 CRW openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of CRW file.

Programs that open these files

ACDSeeACDSeeVerified
Able RAWerAble RAWerVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension CRW

While we know of one file format using the .CRW file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CRW file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of CRW files. Remember, different programs may use CRW files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Paint Shop ProPaint Shop ProUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CRW-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with CRW-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!