The File Extensions Database


.CR2 File Extension

  • Developer by: Canon
  • Category: Camera Raw Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .CR2 file?

.CR2 is Canon Raw Image File

A CR2 file is a raw camera image created by Canon digital cameras. It stores uncompressed image data exactly how it was captured by the CCD. CR2 files can be adjusted for white balance and exposure using several image-editing software programs, including the software bundled with Canon digital camera purchases.

CR2 files are saved in a format based on the TIFF specification. Some earlier versions of Canon digital cameras also use the .CRW format, which is based on the Camera Image File Format (CIFF).

Programs that open Canon Raw Image File
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Microsoft Windows Photos
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
IrfanView
Google Picasa
Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery
GIMP with UFRaw plug-in
FastStone Image Viewer
Mac
Apple Photos
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Snap Converter
Google Picasa
GIMP with UFRaw plug-in
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Linux
GIMP with UFRaw plug-in
gphoto2
MATE
gThumb
iOS
Adobe Photoshop Express
Android
File Viewer for Android
Adobe Photoshop Express
File Type 2 Poser Character Rigging File
Developer by: Smith Micro Category: 3D Image Files

3D character data file used by Poser, a 3D human modeling program; includes information about the figure's joints and bones, including where and how much they bend; may also contain information about morphs that are built into the figure; may be imported by various third-party programs.

Programs that open Poser Character Rigging File
Windows
Smith Micro Poser 11
DAZ 3D DAZ Studio 4
Autodesk 3ds Max with PMorphTools
Mac
Smith Micro Poser 11
DAZ 3D DAZ Studio 4

How to solve problems with CR2 files

  • Associate the CR2 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CR2 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CR2 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CR2 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CR2 is Canon Raw Image File. Because only the current version supports the latest CR2 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Canon manufacturer website after an available .CR2 is Canon Raw Image File update.
  • To make sure that your CR2 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.