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Converting CR2 to CIN

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.

The CIN or Kodak Cineon format is a raster graphics format originally associated with the process of film editing and production using the Cineon System designed by Kodak, developed during the 1990s. Though later on Kodak stopped producing this system, the CIN format remained popular especially in the process of creating visual effects. The format's main advantage is its ability to offer a high-quality rendering of scanned film negatives, thus allowing their future editing.

So, how to change CR2 into CIN?

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 .cin 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 .cin files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select CIN as Output Format

Then pick the CIN 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 CIN 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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