A .DCR file is an uncompressed and unprocessed digital image that is captured using the Kodak digital camera. The DCR file, also known as the Raw image file, can be easily modified or edited using the digital camera with more accuracy than editing the JPEG file. Further, the DCR file can be opened by the software installed in the Kodak digital camera or by using the third-party graphics editing tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Able RAWer.
The following list contains programs grouped by 4 operating systems that support DCR files. Files with DCR extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DCR files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with DCR extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DCR files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DCR files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Adobe Photoshop or different compatible program, such as CorelDRAW, Windows Live Photo Gallery, DCS Custom Looks. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Adobe Photoshop website and download the installer.
You still cannot access DCR files although Adobe Photoshop is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Adobe Photoshop installed, it may not support DCR format. The most recent version of Adobe Photoshop is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DCR files with latest version of Adobe Photoshop you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DCR file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the DCR is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. DCR file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
Did you receive the DCR file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. It could happen the the download process of file with DCR extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Kodak RAW Image Format file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DCR extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Kodak RAW Image Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DCR files.
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