DCR File - opening and understanding

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

What is a DCR file?

DCR stands for Digital Camera Raw. Files that contain the .dcr file extension are created by certain Kodak digital cameras, usually of the SLR variety.

The DCR file format is used to take photographs without the camera making color adjustments or compressing the image file that has been captured by the camera. This allows the user to edit a raw data file of the image that was taken and the image appears exactly as the camera had captured it at the time of the photograph.

The DCR file may also include text information about the picture, such as the date and time the picture was taken.

How to open DCR 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 DCR for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DCR openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DCR

While we know of one file format using the .DCR 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 .DCR file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DCR files. Remember, different programs may use DCR 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
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
Paint Shop ProPaint Shop ProUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DCR-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 DCR-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!