How to open file with CR2 extension?

CR2 file description

If you have recently bought a new Canon Camera and you have downloaded photos captured on your camera to your computer and were surprised to see the files with .CR2 extension, there is nothing to worry. These are Canon Raw Image Files version 2. You can compare these files to that of negatives that you get in olden days before they were actually developed into photos. The files with .CR2 extension will have unprocessed pictures that should be converted into a format like .jpeg that can be easily handled. These files contain information like white balance, bracketing information, lens information and camera information apart from the information that you can find in a normal JPEG file. In other words .CR2 files are unprocessed files that come directly from your camera’s sensor.

Basic information about CR2 file

File CR2 is one of the files of the Camera Raw Files category. Its full name is Canon Raw Image File . File format CR2 was created by Canon. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file CR2 sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a CR2 file, you will definitely find it here.
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Programs that support CR2 file

Conversion of a CR2 file
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the CR2 extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of CR2 file conversion to a different format.
File Conversions from CR2 extension to a different format :
cr2 to jpg, cr2 to bmp, cr2 to gif, cr2 to jpeg, cr2 to png, cr2 to psb, cr2 to psd, cr2 to raw,
File conversions from other format to CR2 file:
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the CR2 file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the CR2 file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the CR2 file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the CR2 file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the CR2 file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the CR2 file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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