help with cr2 files

Philippines
July 5, 2009 10:51pm CST
i'm having problems how to open a cr2 files. when i right clicked and see the compatible software, the pc suggested photoshop. But photoshop cannot recognize the file. can you tell my the reason why? and please elaborate what are cr2 files. thank you!
3 responses
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
6 Jul 09
What version of Photoshop do you have? What type of Canon camera do you have?
• Philippines
7 Jul 09
I'm using adobe photoshop cs3. But i don't know the camera that was used buy the photographer. He just handed me the cd.
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
9 Jul 09
Check out this website. I think this program can help. www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4033
• India
10 Jul 09
The extension of file with cr2 is a cannon's Raw Format file. Hence you have to use the Cannon's software Zoom Browser Ex and Digital Professional they both will solve your problem. Since the CD was created by a Photographer he might have used a Cannon Camera and had downloaded the pics without converting them to JPEG or into any other format before handing them over to you. So try the Cannon's proprietary software and convert them to TIFF or JPEG, better for you will be in JPEG. All the best have a happy conversion.
• Philippines
11 Jul 09
Thank you, i have tried downloading the light room software now. Hope this will work. Thank you and happy mylotting!
• India
6 Jul 09
Hi, tuliorowena. I have neve tried photoshop to open cr2 files. So, I cann`t tell you the reason of photoshop no opening these files. But, you can download other software from these links: cr2 reader: http://3d2f.com/tags/cr2/reader cr2 jpeg converter: http://3d2f.com/tags/convert/cr2/jpeg They are free.
• Philippines
6 Jul 09
thank you! i will try this! happy my lotting!