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Converting CR2 to CAL

CR2 is the RAW format used by Canon cameras. Also known as "digital negatives", RAW images are often preferred by photographers because they can be highly customized during the digital post-processing and they retain a large amount of image details. The disadvantage of using this format is its enormous size, which makes it difficult to store or send by email. In addition, CR2s are not compatible with many image viewing programs and are not accepted by image sharing websites.

A CAL image file represents a monochrome bitmap image that uses the CALS raster image standard for storing graphics data. This standard was created in the 1980s by the US Department of Defence as a compressed interchangeable image format. CAL and CALS are extensions used for similar purposes.

So, how to change CR2 into CAL?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert CR2s. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load CR2 Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .cr2 files you intend to convert into .cal because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select CR2s from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .cal files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select CAL as Output Format

Then pick the CAL as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert CR2 to CAL via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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