How to open CR2 file?

What is CR2 file extension?

Files with the CR2 extension are used by Canon digital cameras. The data in such a file is uncompressed and arises as a result of sending to the file all information from the CCD detector immediately after taking the picture. CR2 files store the raw, so-called raw image based on the RAW format. In addition to image data, the CR2 file contains metadata about the camera parameters used to create the image.

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Programs that support CR2 file

Programs for Windows system
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop
Canon Digital Photo Professional Canon Digital Photo Professional
Canvas Canvas
IrfanView IrfanView
Picasa Picasa
Programs for Mac OS system
Canon Digital Photo Professional Canon Digital Photo Professional
Aperture Aperture
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop
Picasa Picasa
ColorStrokes ColorStrokes
Programs for Linux system
dcraw dcraw
gphoto2 gphoto2
darktable darktable
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the CR2 file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the CR2 file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the CR2 file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the CR2 file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the CR2 file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the CR2 file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).