How to convert CR2 to JPG
If you use a Canon digital camera, the quality of the pictures you get is exceptional. This is primarily due to the high-quality CR2 file format used in Canon cams. Unfortunately, accessing such photos using other devices is challenging as most devices do not support CR2 format, and the files are also large. Therefore, if you want to access your photographs from other devices, you'll need to convert CR2 to JPG.
Here are some of the issues you may face while working with CR2 files.
Your device can’t open a file
Can’t share photos in social networks?
Files are too large
How to convert CR2 to JPG (JPEG) with Movavi's converter
Step 1. Download and install Movavi Video Converter
Download the CR2-to-JPG converter from our website. Open the downloaded file and follow the instructions.
Step 2. Add your files
Click the Add Media button, then Add Images and choose the CR2 photos you want to convert. You can easily add multiple pictures at the same time.
Step 3. Choose the image format
To convert an image from CR2 to JPEG, open the Images tab and choose JPG.
Step 4. Adjust and crop your pictures (optional)
This step is useful if you want to edit your photos before exporting. To do this, click the Edit button next to the file in the list on the right side of the interface.
In the window that opens, select the tools you want to use. Choose the Adjustments tab to change brightness, contrast, hue, and saturation to your liking. Click Apply to save changes.
If you want to emphasize certain elements of the photo, click the Crop tab and you will be able to select and crop a specific area. When you’re finished editing, click Save and Close.
Step 5. Convert the files from CR2 to JPG
To convert your CR2 files, click the Save to button and specify the export folder, then click Convert. After the program has finished converting, the folder containing your files will open automatically.
Now you know how to convert large CR2 files to turn them into smaller and more usable JPG files. This format provides easy viewing, editing, and printing of your photographs which makes it the best choice for converting high-quality CR2 photos. Movavi Video Converter is one of the fastest multimedia converting apps for PC and Mac. Download it now and see what it can do for you!
Online CR2-to-JPG converters
Free CR2-to-JPG converters
CR2 vs. JPG – comparing formats
.jpg, .jpeg, .jif, .jpe, and others
Transparency support (Alpha channel)
Unprocessed, so you can make your own edits
Processed right within the camera
Supported devices and operating systems
macOS and Windows; not supported by mobile devices
Almost all devices and operating systems
Frequently asked questions
What is a CR2 file?
CR2 file format is used by Canon cameras. CR2 file type retains all the information recorded by the camera’s sensor, which makes for large files that are not easy to work with.
How do I open a .cr2 file?
Though opening CR2 files is not possible with most programs, it is possible to do so with a CR2 image viewer. Some of the best programs to view CR2 files include UFRaw, IrfanView, ExifPro Image Viewer, Free Photo Viewer, etc.
How do I convert CR2 to JPG in Windows 10 or 7?
If you want to convert CR2 to JPG on Windows, there are many tools that you can use. The most reliable of them is Movavi Video Converter which offers fast conversions and impeccable editing capabilities.
Download the software and run it after installation
Click Add Media and then – Add Images to select CR2 files for conversion
Select JPG as the output format
Press the Convert button to convert CR2 files to JPG
How do I perform a batch conversion of CR2 to JPG?
Any CR2-to-JPG batch converter will do the job. However, online solutions usually don’t support batch conversion, and even if they do there might be file size restrictions. RAW files tend to be heavy, so converting CR2 to JPG online will take more time than using a desktop program such as Movavi Video Converter. This fast and powerful converter has no file size restrictions.
Why does JPEG look better than CR2?
This is because of the automatic image processing that every camera performs on images. It changes saturation, contrast, sharpening, and other image options. RAW files don't have any additional enhancement – they show the image 'as is', so you can enhance your photo as you wish.
Is CR2 better than JPEG?
The answer depends on your needs. If you are interested in high quality images, CR2 will be better because it works without compression, so there will be no quality loss. JPEG images are compressed, so they may look a bit lower quality in high resolution. But if your key photo parameters are low size and speed of taking pictures, consider using JPEG.
Is it OK to shoot in JPEG?
Of course. If you don't need the highest quality, JPEG will do. There are several advantages in JPEG shooting: you save your camera's battery, photos don't take up much space so you can take more shots and are less likely to miss amazing moments because you need to delete unnecessary files or swap memory cards. A smaller picture size also means that you can process the files more quickly, even on older computers.
What file format do professional photographers use?
Photographers use many different formats: RAW, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, DNG, PNG, and more. RAW has many names – every manufacturer has a different name for the format: Canon has CR2, Nikon has NEF, Sony has ARW. All these files are actually RAW files, and the main advantage of RAW files is the high quality of images received. As for JPEG, it is one of the most widely used formats and is supported by almost all devices, so professionals will share their creations with their clients in JPEG. So, JPEG and RAW are the first choice for formats.
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