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CRW File Extension

Canon Raw CIFF Image Format
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What is CRW file?

CRW filename suffix is mostly used for Canon Raw CIFF Image Format files. Canon Raw CIFF Image Format specification was created by Canon. CRW file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. CRW file format, along with 1326 other file formats, belongs to the Data Files category. Adobe Photoshop supports CRW files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 17 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Adobe Systems Incorporated developer not only will you find detailed information about theAdobe Photoshop software, but also about CRW and other supported file formats.

Programs which support CRW file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support CRW files. Files with CRW suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

How to open file with CRW extension?

Problems with accessing CRW may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Canon Raw CIFF Image Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with CRW files.

Step 1. Download and install Adobe Photoshop

Install software to open CRW file Problems with opening and working with CRW files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with CRW files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Adobe Photoshop or different compatible program, such as CorelDRAW, ACDSee, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support CRW files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Adobe Photoshop installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Adobe Systems Incorporated website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Adobe Photoshop and update if needed

Update software that support file extension CRWYou still cannot access CRW files although Adobe Photoshop is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Adobe Photoshop installed, it may not support CRW format. The latest version of Adobe Photoshop should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open CRW files to Adobe Photoshop

After installing Adobe Photoshop (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open CRW files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with CRW file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the CRW file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Adobe Photoshop is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open CRW files and clicking OK.
Associate software with CRW file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected CRW file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Adobe Photoshop and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with CRW extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the CRW for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the CRW file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check CRW file for viruses
1. Verify that the CRW in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the CRW is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the CRW file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the CRW file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the CRW file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Canon Raw CIFF Image Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Adobe Photoshop

If the systems has insufficient resources to open CRW files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Canon Raw CIFF Image Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with CRW files affecting older versions of given software.

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