CR2 Viewer

Canon RAW Digital Image Viewer

What is a Cr2 file?

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 wide 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.

How to open CR2 files?

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.

CR2 Viewer is a nice tool for managing your Canon Raw images.

How do i convert Cr2 files to Jpg? You can use our online Canon file converter, upload cr2 files, convert in Jpg or other image extensions and download converted file.


  • 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).
  • 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 slider control.
  • 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).

Product Features

  • 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.
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