The File Extensions Database

.CRW File Extension

  • Developer by: Canon
  • Category: Camera Raw Files

What is an .CRW file?

.CRW is Canon Raw CIFF Image File

Uncompressed and unprocessed Camera RAW image file from a Canon digital camera; based on the Camera Image File Format (CIFF), a standardized format developed for saving images.

CRW files can be opened and viewed with the software included with Canon digital cameras and other third-party image editors.

Programs that open Canon Raw CIFF Image File
File Viewer Plus
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Microsoft Windows Photos
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
Google Picasa
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Google Picasa
Snap Converter
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Adobe Photoshop Express
File Viewer for Android
Adobe Photoshop Express

How to solve problems with CRW files

  • Associate the CRW file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CRW file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CRW files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CRW 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 .CRW is Canon Raw CIFF Image File. Because only the current version supports the latest CRW file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Canon manufacturer website after an available .CRW is Canon Raw CIFF Image File update.
  • To make sure that your CRW file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.