.CR2 File Extension

Developer:
Canon
File Type:
Canon Raw Image File
Popularity:

Having trouble opening .cr2 extension? Don't panic! This page explains what cr2 files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open cr2 files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CR2 file?

Cr2 file extension has Canon Raw Image file type, developed by Canon, which is associated with the "camera raw files" category.

Typically generated by Canon digital cameras, the image file saves image data, which has not been compressed, the way it was captured. Users may edit CR2 files for exposure or white balance with image-editing tools. Previous versions of Canon cameras employed the .CRW file format.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

cr2 file icon
Developer:
Canon
File Type:
Canon Raw Image File
Category:
Camera Raw Files
Format:
Binary

How to open CR2 file?

Double click the cr2 file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .cr2 extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the cr2 extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".
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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the cr2 file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CR2 files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the cr2 file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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