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You'll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you'll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.
CR2 Image Format CR2 Converter
The CR2 file format name is short for Canon Raw version 2. CR2 is an image format for digital photography, specifically pictures taken on some models of Canon cameras. Like other raw image files, CR2 files are the original unprocessed image captured by the camera sensor. They are high-definition images which can have very large file sizes. This means that more detail is captured, which is perfect for editing. However, the images may need to be converted into a more compressed format like JPG before they are shared or published.
Newer Canon models save photograph files into CR3 format rather than CR2. As Canon is such a popular brand, you should be able to open CR2 files on the photo apps on most computers and tablets, as well as with image-editors like Adobe Photoshop. Like other digital camera brands, Canon has also developed its own software to help users process their photos.
JPG Image Format JPG Converter
JPG, or JPEG, is one of the most widely used digital image formats. JPG is a universal format which can be opened by almost all image-viewing or -editing programs, by web browsers, and by certain other apps, and they’re supported by most devices. JPGs are 2D pixel-based ‘raster’ images, which makes them better for photographs or scans, rather than digital illustrations which are often better as ‘vector’ images. Many cameras, smartphones, and basic photo or drawing programs will automatically save into JPG format. However, you can usually adjust settings to save into other formats if needed.
JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, which is the name of the committee that standardised the format. JPG is a ‘lossy’ format, meaning that it is compressed to save storage space and make it easier to share. This compression can affect quality, but this loss of quality isn’t noticeable to most users.
How to convert a CR2 to a JPG file?
- 1. Choose the CR2 file that you want to convert.
- 2. Select JPG as the the format you want to convert your CR2 file to.
Frequently asked questions
If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.
One of the simplest and quickest methods to change a CR2 file to a JPEG file (also known as a JPG file) is to use Zamzar’s free online converter tool (https://www.zamzar.com/convert/cr2-to-jpg/) - using the easy online three-step process.
Alternatively, download and install the latest Microsoft Camera Codec here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=40309. Once installed, launch the Photo Gallery application, and find your CR2 file. Double-click the file and your image will appear. Click the three dots (ellipsis) in the top right-hand corner and click ‘Save As’, then select ‘JPG’ as the ‘Save As’ format.
On a Mac, open your file with your ‘Preview’ application, then click on ‘File’ in the navigation bar and select ‘Export’. From there you can choose “JPEG” as the option to save to.
You can convert your Canon RAW file to JPEG using Zamzar’s free online converter tool (https://www.zamzar.com/convert/cr2-to-jpg/). The 3-step process is simple, easy to understand, and quicker than downloading specialist software to convert your file, such as ImageMagick.
A CR2 file (also known as a Canon Raw 2 (2nd edition) file) is a file format that reflects what was captured by a Canon camera sensor. Files are large due to the high resolution of the image and its raw, uncompressed format.
A JPG file (also known as a JPEG file) is a compressed image file format used to share or display images digitally.
You can easily view CR2 files by converting them to JPG using Zamzar’s free converter tool (https://www.zamzar.com/convert/cr2-to-jpg/). Alternatively, you could use a suitable software downloaded to your device, such as the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack or Canon RAW Coded software, or you could use a third-party application, such as Adobe Lightroom, IrfanView, or UFRaw to open your files.
You can batch convert your RAW files to JPEG using Zamzar’s online converter (https://www.zamzar.com/convert/cr2-to-jpg/). Simply choose your files in step 1; then select ‘JPG’ as the output format in step 2; and click ‘Convert Now’ in step 3. Your files will immediately begin converting, and once complete you can download your files from the same page, or view them in your ‘My Files’ area if you have a paid subscription.