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DCR File Extension

Kodak RAW Image Format
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What is DCR file?

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.

Programs which support DCR file extension

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.

Updated: 03/12/2020

How to open file with DCR extension?

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.

Step 1. Get the Adobe Photoshop

Install software to open DCR file 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.

Step 2. Update Adobe Photoshop to the latest version

Update software that support file extension DCRYou 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.

Step 3. Associate Kodak RAW Image Format files with Adobe Photoshop

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.

Associate software with DCR file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the DCR with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • 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 DCR files and clicking OK.
Associate software with DCR file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DCR file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Adobe Photoshop and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DCR extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the DCR file is complete and free of errors

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.

Check DCR file for viruses
1. Check the DCR file for viruses or malware

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.

2. Verify that the DCR file’s structure is intact

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.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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.

4. Check whether your system can handle Adobe Photoshop

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.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

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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