A&P what the heck is a .cr2 file????

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  1. geckoman

    geckoman OG - registered 02/01. Noobs GTFO

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    I went out today with 3 CF cards (a 512 and 2 256's).. I took some .jpg's and then changed to RAW format.. took a bunch of photos like that, came home, plugged in the camera, up came Zoombrowser, showed the photos.. I cliicked 'select all' downloaded them, then formatted the card. Did that with 2 of the three cards.. then noticed that the folder on my PC where I DL'd the photos to didn't seem to show as many pics as I remembered taking.. and I noticed that none of the ones that I took in RAW mode were showing up. So fortunately I still had the 3rd card still in the camera.. I 'browsed' the camera using an Explorer window, and noticed all these .cr2 files.. but only the .jpg files were showing in Zoombrowser.. so, I'm now realizing that when I formatted the other two cards, I deleted all the RAW images that didn't show up in the POS Zoombrowser program... GRRRR!!!!

    So, now I used an Explorer window to drag all the files from the camera into my photos folder on my PC.. but they're not showing up in the Canon browser utility, not showing up in Paintshop Pro.. not showing up when I try to do "thumbnail" view in the folder in Explorer either.

    So what the HECK is a .cr2 file, and how am I supposed to do anything with it????

    Excuse my frustration, but I spent ALL day walking around on nature trails, bike trails, etc today to try out my new friggin camera, take a bunch of photos, just to realize that the crappy application that came with the camera won't open them or even recognize them on the camera, and most of them are now GONE!!!!! AAAAAUUUGGGGHHHHHH
     
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    geckoman OG - registered 02/01. Noobs GTFO

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    by the way.. it's a Canon Rebel XT
     
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    OH NO, Where did my files go!?!?

    CR2 file is your RAW file :ugh:
    Use File Viewer Utility not, zoom browser.
    You can d/l a shell that will allow you to
    view CR2 files as thumbs. PM me your
    e-mail and I'll send it to you.​
     
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    Just use photoshop. they just released the raw update.

    .cr2 is the new raw for the XT
     
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    geckoman OG - registered 02/01. Noobs GTFO

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    Thanks guys...

    j.fuggi.. I don't have about a grand to drop on photoshop :)

    Thus, I use Paintshop Pro... the poor mans' version of photoshop :(
     
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    :ugh:
     
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    you PAID for photoshop? :eek4:
     
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    This is an issue with Windows XP not being able to recognize RAW with USB TWAIN drivers. The alternative here is to use the EOS Viewer Utility software or a card reader to transfer files.

    From the Readme file for the Rebel XT WIA driver:

    Cautions on Windows XP
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    (2) RAW images in the camera will not be saved in a computer with
    WIA-TWAIN driver.

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    I use DPP to view & export cr2 files, should have come with the XT software CDs.
     

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