CRW File

This page contains information on the CRW file extension (Canon RAW CIFF Image File), a popular image file format

crw CRW (Image)

File extension .crw
Category Image File
Description The CRW format is the Canon RAW format, which stores images produced by some of Canon's range of digital cameras. Canon uses two types of RAW file, the CRW and CR2 formats - the CRW file format is written in the Camera Image File Format (CIFF), and was the original file format used by Canon up until 2004. It has since been superceded by the CR2 format which was first used with the EOS 20D model.
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Technical Details The Canon CRW format has a structure that is very similar in nature to the TIFF file format specification but is easier to write to - unlink TIFF offsets are not absolute in CRW files, which means any re-writer software does not need to understand the complete file format in order to re-write the file.
Associated programs Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Corel Draw
Google Picasa
Microsoft Windows Photos
Developed by Cannon
MIME type image/crw
Useful links Description of Canon CRW format
CIFF Image File Specification
Information about RAW Files
CRW Converter

crw Convert CRW file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert CRW files to a variety of other formats

  • crw to ai (Adobe Illustrator Artwork)
  • crw to bmp (Windows bitmap)
  • crw to eps (Encapsulated PostScript)
  • crw to gif (Compuserve graphics interchange)
  • crw to jpg (JPEG compliant image)
  • crw to pcx (Paintbrush Bitmap Image)
  • crw to pdf (Portable Document Format)
  • crw to png (Portable Network Graphic)
  • crw to tga (Truevision Targa Graphic)
  • crw to tiff (Tagged image file format)
  • crw to wbmp (Wireless Bitmap File Format)
  • crw to webp (Lossily compressed image file)

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