Easy Way to Retrieve Canon CR2 files

CR2 is a RAW photo format used by Canon camera. Raw image files saves the data that directly comes off the image sensor and uses little internal camera processing to save the photos. Canon camera denotes RAW photo files with .cr2 filename extension.

You may loss CR2 photos due to accidentally deleting, formatting, corrupted memory card or any other human errors. But don't get frustrated as you can easily retrieve CR2 files by using photo recovery software. This software will easily restore your lost photos and video files of camera. It uses advanced scanning techniques to recover inaccessible data after nearly all error messages. It works well with models of Canon like Canon EOS 10D, Canon PowerShot G2 and more Canon camera models.

Photo recovery software helps to restore pictures that are deleted or lost from Canon digital cameras. It provides recovery of various photo file formats including RAW photo files. It scans the corrupted SD card by performing deep scanning and then restore photos from SD card. This utility can retrieve different photos files like JPEG, GIF, JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, PSD, CRW etc.

Factors responsible for deletion or loss of RAW photos:

Accidental Deletion: Human mistake is always responsible for deletion of RAW images. RAW images are deleted or lost when you press "Delete All" button on Canon camera while previewing them.

Improper usage of memory card: Switching off the Canon camera during transferring of photos, using the same memory card in different digital cameras or pulling out the memory card while the camera is ON may lead to loss of photos.

Corruption in storage device: If the storage device in which the photos are stored is corrupted due to any reason, then the pictures stored inside become inaccessible to the user. The corruption may arise due to improper usage, sudden power failure, accidental system shutdown or virus attack.

Features of photo recovery software:

  • This utility is specially designed for Windows and Mac users and it also help to retrieve photos from Android device, to know more read here.
  • It helps to get back deleted or lost pictures, videos, documents, songs, etc.
  • This software not only restore RAW images from Canon, but also from Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Minolta , Panasonic, Kodak, and other brands of digital cameras.
  • Support and retrieve all kind of raw image flies for example CR2, CRW, NEF, ARW, SR2 etc.
  • Retrieve deleted photos from digital camcorders, iPods, mobile phones and many other digital devices.

Steps to restore RAW images:

Step 1; Download and install free demo version of Photo Recovery Software. After installation select “RECOVER PHOTOS” from main screen to recover your deleted pictures, refer figure 1.

Rescue Photos - Main screen

FIGURE 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select “RECOVER DELETED PHOTOS” option to recover deleted photos, refer figure 2. Then select the drive / memory card from where you need to recover photo.

Rescue Photos - Select Recover Deleted Photos or Recover Lost Photos

FIGURE 2: Select either Recover Deleted Photos or Recover Lost Photos

Step 3: Software starts scanning and you can preview the recovered photo, refer figure 3.

Rescue Photos - Preview

FIGURE 3: Preview

Tips to avoid deletion or loss of photos from Canon:

  • Always turn off the camera before removing SD card.
  • Make sure that the camera is fully charged while capturing pictures.

For Leopard (10.5) and
Snow Leopard (10.6) Users

For Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8),
Mavericks and Yosemite(10.10) Users