CR2 Knowledgebase

Learn what's CR2, file extension, MIME and more

  • What is a CR2 (Canon Digital Camera Raw Image Format) file?

    The .CR2 file format (Canon RAW version 2) is a digital photography RAW format created by Canon. "RAW" here means that this file stores information directly coming from the sensor, almost without processing. RAW files can be seen as a digital negative format, and do not contains a "ready to view" picture, like jpeg..

  • What are the CR2 Technical details?

    RAW file is the best quality/size ratio storage a photograph can use to store his picture, mainly because each primary color (R, G or B) is recorded in 12 or 14bits (8bits for Jpeg), and a lossless compression is used (lossy for Jpeg). Jpeg files on the opposite are "ready to use" files, but a lot a processing is necessary to obtain such file, it is made automatically by the Camera embedded software..

  • What's the File extension(s) of CR2?

    CR2 file extension includes ( .crw .cr2 .cr3 ).

  • What's MIME of CR2?

    The MIME of CR2 is image/cr2.

  • What's the developer of CR2?

    CR2 developed by Canon.

  • What's the type of format?

    CR2 is a Raster image .

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