.CR3 File Extension

Canon Raw 3rd Edition

Several image editors, including Canon Digital Photo Professional and Apple Preview, can convert CR3 files. For example, Apple Preview select File → Export to convert a CR3 file to: .JPG, .PNG, .JP2...

General Information

Title CR3 File Extension
Extension .cr3
Full Form Canon Raw 3rd Edition
File Type Raw Image File
Developer Canon Inc.
MIME Type image/x-canon-cr3

File Function

Primary Function Store raw image data
Additional Functions Support digital negative
Features High-quality, Unprocessed

File Characteristics

Quality High
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes, with software

Use Cases

Professional Photography Yes
Image Editing Yes
Archiving Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low
Best Practices Regular backup, Use trusted software

Historical/Version Information

Predecessor .cr2
Introduced 2018
Canon Models EOS R series, later models

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .crw, .cr2, .nef, .arw

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Adobe Photoshop Subscription Windows, Mac
Canon Digital Photo Professional Free Windows, Mac
Affinity Photo Purchase Windows, Mac, iOS