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System Requirements
Windows 11
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
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Canon RAW CR2 CODEC for 64-bit and 32-bit Windows

View metadata, previews, and thumbnails of Canon RAW files

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The CR2 codec supports the latest camera bodies and models from Canon, including the EOS 6D, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 70D, EOS Rebel T5i, EOS Rebel T5, G16, PowerShot G1 X, and PowerShot S120.

cr2 codec screenshot



If you purchased a license, then the registration information can be entered in the Preferences application in the CR2 Codec by Ardfry Imaging program group.

Build History

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Version February 26, 2014
  • Fixes issues with generating large previews in the Windows Explorer Preview Pane on high resolution monitors.
Version May 1 2012
  • RAW Processing update for the PowerShot S100
Version June 30 2011
  • Improved error handling of corrupt JPEG preview images
  • Display version in Preferences, Control Panel
Version, February 23, 2010
  • Add support for EOS 1Ds .tif files
Version, December 15, 2009
  • RAW processing update for EOS 7D, Powershot G11, and EOS 5D
Version, October 3, 2009
  • Support legacy thumbnail apis on Vista and later for applications like Total Commander
  • Fix: Issue with generating thumbnails on Windows 7
  • Fix: Issue with searches CR2 files in Pictures with Windows Desktop Search
Version, September 5, 2009
  • Fix: issue with generating thumbnails when file is viewed for the first time from a 32 bit app on 64 bit system
  • Fix: crash caused by some TIFF files
Version, April 16, 2009
  • Fix: issue with generating thumbnails for CR2 files from the G10
Version, April 7, 2009
  • Fix: crash on Core i7 processor
Version, March 16, 2009
  • Fix: Memory leak
  • Improved support for XAML apps like iTag
Version 1.0, Build Date Feb 16, 2009
  • 10x to 100x faster initial load of thumbnails in Windows Explorer on Vista
  • Rendering of RAW data for select models, JPEG preview for all others
Beta 2, Aug 27, 2008
  • Support 32 bit applications on 64 bit Windows
  • Improved support for XP Pro 64
  • Simplified installer
Beta 1, May 19, 2008
Fix memory leak in shutdown code and address compatibility issue with Ardfry NEF codec
Beta 0, April 2008
Initial Release