CRW file format is Canon RAW format. Canon uses two types of RAW image format, CRW
and CR2 file formats. Today, CRW file format is no longer used by Canon because
is replaced by CR2 format. CRW files are written in CIFF – Camera Image File Format.
CRW format have structure that is fundamentally similar to TIFF, but difference
is that CRW offsets are not absolute; they are relative to the start of the data
block for each directory. Another difference is that data in the files comes before
the directories, which is minimizes the amount of memory needed to shield the data
within the file. Also CRW format can contains text information such as time and
date when the image is taken. CRW format was supported by some earlier Canon digital
- Canon EOS D30
- Canon EOS D60
- Canon EOS 10D
- Canon EOS 300D
- Canon Powershot Pro1
- Canon Powershots G1-G6
- Canon Powershots S30-S70
CRW image files can be opened with CRW Viewer. CRW Viewer is freeware with very
simple and easy to use interface. This viewer except opening and view of CRW images
also supports zoom, rotate, resize, convert and save .crw image to other popular
image formats as JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF and BMP. CRW Viewer provides maximum quality
of converted images.
» Supported Operating Systems:
2003/2008; Windows XP; Vista; Windows 7.
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
(included in Windows
XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7).
» *NEW Now CRW Viewer Supports:
Windows 8; Windows 8.1.
What CRW Viewer can do?
» Zoom In/Out
You can zoom in/out both with mouse and with
» Rotate image
Rotating image can be done 90 degrees clockwise
or counter-clockwise, just with clicking on arrow toolbars.
» Pan image
Pan image with the mouse.
» Resize image
On the top toolbar you can see the original
image size. The original size can be changed and the image can be resized with inserting
new size parameters.
» Convert image
Opened CRW image can be converted/saved in other
image format as JPEG(.jpg), Bitmap(.bmp),PNG(.png), GIF(.gif) and TIFF(.tiff).
» Clean and Free
CR2 Viewer is a freeware and does not contain
any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and
» Stable and fast
CR2 Viewer uses only libraries that are need
for processing, the interface is sample and easy to use. All this provides faster
and stable work of the application.
» User-friendly interface
CR2 Viewer is very simple and easy for use.
All you need is to open CR2 file, zoom, resize and save in other format if you want.