Free Canon Raw Digital Image Viewer
CR2 file type is used by some popular Canon digital cameras, such as EOS300d, EOS350d, EOS400d and Digital Rebel XT. Earlier Canon cameras used the .CRW file format, which is based on the Camera Image File Format (CIFF).
CR2 is a RAW format that replaced CRW format. RAW format means that the data is written to memory directly from the CCD or CMOS chip, without any modification, processing or compression. So CR2 is a short name for Canon RAW version 2 file format.
This files usually contains much information's for the picture that are lost when picture is saved in JPEG or other image file formats. Because CR2 file format contains vast quantities of information, the size of the CR2 file will be about four times larger than equivalent highest quality JPEG file format.
These extra information's that are contained in CR2, make this Canon Raw images
popular and favored in astrophotography because in post processing can be bought
very fine details of planets, nebulae and galaxies. Also CR2 (or RAW files generally)
offer great flexibility if you are dealing with exposure times. To under exposed
images can easily be increased in brightness - contrast without introducing noise
or effecting the dynamic range, as can a over exposed image.
Canon Raw Digital Image Viewer, or shortly, CR2 Viewer
is a free product that can easily open, convert, resize and save CR2 image files.
Exporting is available in JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and others file images extensions,
providing maximum quality of exported images.
CR2 Viewer, dispite converting CR2 extension in other file formats, also provide
and rotating of the opened image and resizing. Enlarging or reducing of the images
with CR2 Viewer is done without losing much quality of opened image.
With other words, CR2 Viewer is a nice tool for managing your Canon Raw images.
» Supported Operating Systems:
Windows Server 2003/2008; Windows XP; Vista; Windows 7.
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(included in Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7).
» *NEW Now CR2 Viewer Supports:
Windows RT; Windows 8; Windows 8.1.
What CR2 Viewer can do?
» Zoom In/Out
You can zoom in/out both with mouse and with
» Rotate image
Rotating image can be done 90 degrees clockwise
or counter-clockwise, just with clicking on arrow toolbars.
» Pan image
Pan image with the mouse.
» Resize image
On the top toolbar you can see the original
image size. The original size can be changed and the image can be resized with inserting
new size parameters.
» Convert image
Opened CR2 image can be converted/saved in other
image format as JPEG(.jpg), Bitmap(.bmp),PNG(.png), GIF(.gif) and TIFF(.tiff).
» Clean and Free
CR2 Viewer is a freeware and does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.
» Stable and fast
CR2 Viewer uses only libraries that are need for processing, the interface is sample and easy to use. All this provides faster and stable work of the application.
» User-friendly interface
CR2 Viewer is very simple and easy for use. All you need is to open CR2 file, zoom, resize and save in other format if you want.