CR2 files are files created by Canon digital cameras. It stands for Canon Raw Version 2, and it is based on the TIFF file extension. This means that they are uncompressed, big image files of a high quality. A 3D modelling program named Poser can also create files of this format. They aren’t images though, but rather rigging files used to store information on joints and bends, for example.
How can you open CR2 files?
In order to open and view CR2 files, compatible software is needed in all operating systems except for Windows – newer versions will let you see the files natively in the folder view provided the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack is installed. Canon-produced files can be viewed with various types of imaging software. Poser character files need Poser software or similar programs to work.
What programs work with CR2 files?
Programs like IrfanView, Adobe Photoshop, Magix Software, UFRaw, and similar programs. Poser files need either a version of Poser or similar programs such as DAZ Studio or 3ds Max.