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.CR2 File Extension

File Type 1Canon Raw Image File

4.0 (240 Votes)
CategoryCamera Raw Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a CR2 file?

A CR2 file is a raw camera image created by Canon digital cameras. It stores uncompressed image data exactly how it was captured by the CCD. CR2 files can be adjusted for white balance and exposure using several image-editing software programs, including the software bundled with Canon digital camera purchases.

More Information

CR2 files are saved in a format based on the TIFF specification. Some earlier versions of Canon digital cameras also use the .CRW format, which is based on the Camera Image File Format (CIFF).

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Programs that open CR2 files
Updated 12/4/2018

File Type 2Poser Character Rigging File

DeveloperSmith Micro
3.4 (15 Votes)
Category3D Image Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.CR2 File Association 2

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.

Programs that open CR2 files
Smith Micro Poser 11
DAZ 3D DAZ Studio 4
Autodesk 3ds Max with PMorphTools
DAZ Productions Morph Designer
Smith Micro Poser 11
DAZ 3D DAZ Studio 4
Greenbriar Studio Custom 3D Tools
Updated 2/23/2012

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