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How to open .cr2 file extension?

File Type : Graphic file type
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What is .cr2 file extension?

.cr2 file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
The files that have .CR2 extension are the raw camera images created by Canon digital cameras. The CR2 files store uncompressed image data, and it is exactly what it was captured like by the camera. These images can be adjusted for white balance and exposure using various image-editing software programs, including the software that comes along with Canon digital camera purchases. CR2 files are saved in a format that is based on the TIFF specification. Some earlier versions of Canon digital cameras also use the .CRW format, which is based on the Camera Image File Format (CIFF).
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .cr2 files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • ACD Systems ACDSee 17
  • ACD Systems Canvas 15
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
  • Google Picasa
  • File Viewer Lite
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Microsoft Windows Photos
  • Canon Digital Photo Professional
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
  • MAGIX Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9
  • IrfanView
  • Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery with Microsoft Camera Codec Pack
  • GIMP with UFRaw plug-in
  • GIMP with UFRaw plug-in
  • gphoto2
  • MATE with Atril Document Viewer
  • gThumb
Apple Mac OS X:
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
  • Apple Aperture 3.5
  • Apple iPhoto 9.6
  • Canon Digital Photo Professional
  • GIMP with UFRaw plug-in
  • Google Picasa
  • MacPhun ColorStrokes
  • Apple Photos
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
  • Snap Converter