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Re: Converting CR2


Waddizzle wrote:

I believe what has happned is that the two Operating Systems have swapped roles.  MS Windows used to be an application that ran under MS-DOS.  I think it began with Windows 7, the command prompt is now an application that runs under Windows.


That's essentially correct, but the change happened long before Windows 7.

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Re: Converting CR2

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RobertTheFat wrote:

Waddizzle wrote:

I believe what has happned is that the two Operating Systems have swapped roles.  MS Windows used to be an application that ran under MS-DOS.  I think it began with Windows 7, the command prompt is now an application that runs under Windows.


That's essentially correct, but the change happened long before Windows 7.


Yes, but MS-DOS was always still available to users and applications. The change was more gradual.  They couldn't just take MS-DOS away overnight because that would have rendered too many third party applications completely unusable.

 

With the introduction of Windows Vista/7 Microsoft stopped refering to a "MS-DOS" prompt window, and began calling it a "Command Prompt" window.   I believe that's when MS-DOS was officially discontinued, and no longer supported.  Removing MS-DOS is why you couldn't migrate XP applications to Windows 7.  All support for unmanaged MS-DOS code was discontinued with Windows 8/8.1

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Re: Converting CR2

Help. I have a Canon Rebel SL1. We by accident took all of my daughters birth photos in CR2 format. I have googled and tried converting to JPGs using the software CR2converter.com -- but the pictures became all distorted (and it wouldnt do it in bulk even though it said it would). I have also tried to download DPP as I saw that in this forum but it says it cannot download due to my operating system (Windows 10). What else can I do? I need to convert them as I can't even view them on my computer because of the file type. What is the best solution?

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Re: Converting CR2


mcc0403 wrote:

Help. I have a Canon Rebel SL1. We by accident took all of my daughters birth photos in CR2 format. I have googled and tried converting to JPGs using the software CR2converter.com -- but the pictures became all distorted (and it wouldnt do it in bulk even though it said it would). I have also tried to download DPP as I saw that in this forum but it says it cannot download due to my operating system (Windows 10). What else can I do? I need to convert them as I can't even view them on my computer because of the file type. What is the best solution?


Digital Photo Professional, a photo editor available in two versions and provided with all Canon DSLRs. Google for more details or search the Canon Web site.

 

Third-party photo editors are also available, some of them widely used and well respected, that are capable of doing the conversion.

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Re: Converting CR2


mcc0403 wrote:

Help. I have a Canon Rebel SL1. We by accident took all of my daughters birth photos in CR2 format. I have googled and tried converting to JPGs using the software CR2converter.com -- but the pictures became all distorted (and it wouldnt do it in bulk even though it said it would). I have also tried to download DPP as I saw that in this forum but it says it cannot download due to my operating system (Windows 10). What else can I do? I need to convert them as I can't even view them on my computer because of the file type. What is the best solution?


That sounds like a bug with the web site page for th SL-1.  You should be able to download DPP for Windows 10.  I recently downloaded it for a new Windows 10 laptop, but that was for a 6D.  I cannot test the page myself because I'm traveling, and do not have my Windows 10 machine.

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Re: Converting CR2


mcc0403 wrote:

Help. I have a Canon Rebel SL1. We by accident took all of my daughters birth photos in CR2 format. I have googled and tried converting to JPGs using the software CR2converter.com -- but the pictures became all distorted (and it wouldnt do it in bulk even though it said it would). I have also tried to download DPP as I saw that in this forum but it says it cannot download due to my operating system (Windows 10). What else can I do? I need to convert them as I can't even view them on my computer because of the file type. What is the best solution?



If the SL1 is like the Canon 60D (as I suspect many Canon DSLRs are) you should be able to convert CR2 file to jpegs in camera.  You can probably even do some basic editing as well. The process will be somewhat slow and clunky compared to editing on a PC or laptop but it might at least get you some jpegs until you get your DPP issues sorted out. Just make sure to save your resulting files as a copy so you still have the original RAW files to work with later.

Maybe not the "best" solutiobn but a suitable workaround for now...
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Old geezer at July 4 parade: Glenside, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Photo by the geezer's wife, Martha.

 

Shot in RAW, converted to JPEG by DPP 4 running under Windows 10 Pro.

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Re: Converting CR2

I have three disks that came with camera: 1. Camera Instruction Manual  2. Software instruction manual 3. EOS Digital Solutions Disk.   I am assuming the 3rd one is the one that is the software to actually install DPP?  THe problem is when I load it is says "the wrong volume is inserted"  - I am assuming this is because I have Windows 10. I also went to th Canon website and tried to install and it said it couldn't. Not sure what else to do.   If you have any advice please dumb it down for me, I am really new to all this and don't know the lingo. thanks.

 

What website did you use to download it for Windows 10? Do you have a specific link?

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Re: Converting CR2


mcc0403 wrote:

I have three disks that came with camera: 1. Camera Instruction Manual  2. Software instruction manual 3. EOS Digital Solutions Disk.   I am assuming the 3rd one is the one that is the software to actually install DPP?  THe problem is when I load it is says "the wrong volume is inserted"  - I am assuming this is because I have Windows 10. I also went to th Canon website and tried to install and it said it couldn't. Not sure what else to do.   If you have any advice please dumb it down for me, I am really new to all this and don't know the lingo. thanks.

 

What website did you use to download it for Windows 10? Do you have a specific link?


https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support

 

The site is sort of self-explanatory. But they may ask you for the serial number of your camera, so you should have it available.

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Re: Converting CR2

Sorry I've been AWoL from this. A few months ago I DID DL a few 3rd party apps/prgs and they also were useless. No idea now of the names, but all were for solely converting a canon raw cr2 file. while each DID convert the file, the resulting file(s) were useless (unviewable, color cast off, tiny filesize, etc etc etc. and I am STILL without a means of properly correctly converting cr2 files to a jpg or anything else. thanks
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