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User Guide > File Formats and Compressions > File Formats > File Formats Reference > CR2
Full Name Canon CR2 Camera Raw Format
Format ID ImGearFormats.CR2
File Extension(s) *.cr2, *.tif
Data Type Bitmap
Data Encoding Binary
Multi-Page Support No
Alpha Channel Support No
ImageGear Platforms Support WIN32, WIN64, Unix, Unix64, MAC, .NET, .NET64

ImageGear Supported Versions


ImageGear Supported Features

ImageGear Read Support

ImageGear Write Support


ImageGear Filter Control Parameters

See DCRAW Filter Control Parameters.


This is one of the two main formats that Canon digital cameras use to store Raw images.

By default, ImageGear automatically reconstructs colors in raw images during loading. You can disable one or more stages in the automatic color reconstruction, and reconstruct the images programmatically by using ImageGear Processing API. Use filter control parameters to disable specific stages of color reconstruction.

Canon CR2 format uses EXIF file structure as the base. CR2 images contain a preview in the root IFD. This allows applications that do not support CR2 format, load the preview as a valid TIFF-EXIF image. Actual raw data is stored in the EXIF makernote tag. Raw data is encoded using JPEG lossless compression.