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Canon Raw 2 (.cr2)

CR2 is a digital photography raw image file format developed by the Japanese multinational corporation, Canon Inc. CR2 file format is based on TIFF specifications and stores uncompressed lossless data from the camera's CCD (Charged Coupled Device). It is the raw format used by various Canon digital cameras including EOS 1D Mark IV, EOS 450D, and EOS Rebel T3.

Canon Raw version 2 (CR2) format was introduced by Canon in 2004, replacing its previous format, CRW. In 2018 Canon released CR3, the successor of the CR2 format.

CR2 Specifications

Name Canon Raw 2
File Extension(s) .cr2
Category Camera Raw
Use For Professional digital photography, photo editing, and retouching.
Developer Canon Inc.
MIME Type(s) image/x-dcraw image/x-canon-cr2
License N/A
File Sample(s) N/A
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