.cr2

File Type 1 Canon Raw Image File IconCanon Raw Image File
File Format Proprietary (Canon)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Raw, uncompressed image file saved by Canon digital cameras; based on the .TIFF format and stores image data exactly how it was captured by the CCD; settings such as exposure and white balance can be adjusted with image-editing software after the image is saved to a computer.

Earlier Canon cameras also use the .CRW format, which is based on the Camera Image File Format (CIFF); for additional information about decoding CR2 files visit this CR2 Decoding resource.

Open With
Windows

IconAdobe Photoshop

IconMicrosoft Windows Photos

IconAdobe Photoshop Elements for Windows

macOS

IconApple Photos

IconAdobe Photoshop

IconAdobe Photoshop Elements for Mac

Unix

IconGIMP with UFRaw plug-in

Icongphoto2

IconMATE with Atril Document Viewer

Updated 2007
File Type 2 Generic IconPoser Character Rigging File
File Format Proprietary (Smith Micro)
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

3D character data file used by Poser, a 3D human modeling program; includes information about the figure's joints and bones, including where and how much they bend; may also contain information about morphs that are built into the figure; may be imported by various third-party programs.

Open With
Windows

IconSmith Micro Poser

IconDAZ 3D DAZ Studio

IconAutodesk 3ds Max with PMorphTools

macOS

IconSmith Micro Poser

IconDAZ 3D DAZ Studio

IconGreenbriar Studio Custom 3D Tools

Updated 2007
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