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.sr2 File Extension

Developer: Sony
File type: Sony RAW Image
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .sr2. Files with the file extension .sr2 can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .sr2 files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .sr2 file?

When a Sony Digital Camera captures a digital photo, the digital photo file uses the SR2 file extension. SR2 files are usually known as CCD-Sensor RAW Data Files which means the files are uncompressed and can only be processed using the computer instead of in dark rooms. A camera’s CCD can capture SR2 files and these files play a part in touch-ups as well as camera shooting corrections since they are imported into programs used for image manipulation. SR2 files are the files that save detected data and report it to the sensor's single photo-receptive elements’ geometry. SR2 files contain a pattern that consists of a short file header wherein the file’s byte recording is indicated as well as a file identifier and a main data file offset. Common operating systems such as Windows, MAC OS and Linux can open SR2 files with the use of a supported digital photo and image editing application.

how to open a .sr2 file?

Launch a .sr2 file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .sr2 file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .sr2 files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .sr2 file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .sr2 file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .sr2 file association errors

applications that open a .sr2 file

Adobe DNG Converter

Adobe DNG Converter

Adobe DNG Converter is a Digital Negative or DNG converter software that can be installed in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS X, particularly version 10.4 to 10.8. This specific program is designed to convert all DNG data or camera raw files from digital cameras it supports which include Canon (EOS 650 D or Rebel T4i and EOS M), Nikon (Coolpix P7700 and 1 J2), Fuji (XF1, X-E1 and FinePix F800EXR), Panasonic (DMC-G5, DMC-LX7 and DMC-FZ200), Samsung (EX2F), Sony (Alpha NEX-5R, Alpha NEX-6, Alpha SLT-A99V and DSC-RX100), Pentax (K-30), Leaf (Credo 40 and Credo 60), and Leica (S, D-LUX 6 and V-LUX 4).The latest version downloadable is DNG 7.2 Converter which converts raw files from hundreds of cameras to become DNG raw format. DNG is able to provide a way for photographers, both amateur and professional, to archive files, in a single format, captured from raw cameras this program supports.
EZ Freeware Free Opener

EZ Freeware Free Opener

EZ Freeware Free Opener allows users to: open and to edit Microsoft Office documents and worksheets such as DOC, DOCX, CSV, XLS and XLSX without the need to install Microsoft Office; play audio files such as MP3, WAV, MID, WMV, etc.; watch videos of files such as AVI, MP4, MPG, MOV, FLV, WMV, etc.; open, edit and print image files like JPEG, PNG, TIFF, RAW, BMP, GIF, ICO, etc.; and open RAR, ZIP, PPT and more than 80 other files. PAGES files can be opened using Apple Pages for Mac, EZ Freeware Free Opener for Windows and Zamzar for Web, and Apple Pages is a feature of Apple iWork suite.
XnView

XnView

Considered as image viewer software, XnView allows users to manage data and tools for various applications. It is designed for photo and video viewing, converting, or sharing, as well as data creation like contact sheet, slideshow and pages for HTML. This product supports a variety of file formats from 400 readable images to 50 writable images, which are mostly standard such as PNG, JPEG and TIFF for photos, plus WAV, MP3 and WMA for audios, and MPEG for video. Other tools integrated include adjustment or editing of photos through filters, effects, color enhancement, size reduction, and rotation. With this program, audio and video files are available for ripping or burning to CDs and DVD too, but Nero Burning ROM is needed so that must be installed on the same computer you are using. Versions of this software are XnView MP, XnConvert, XnView Photo Fx, XnView Retro, XnView Sketch, XnView Pocket, and XnView Deluxe.
Helicon Filter

Helicon Filter

Helicon Filter is a full-feature photo editor for digital photography. It features an easy-to-use interface, live preview, contextual help for editing photos and a step-by-step workflow structure to assist you through all stages of post-processing in photo editing. It supports all popular formats including all RAW files. It provides a fast browser for its folders, operations to copy, delete, move and lossless rotate, full IPTC and EXIF data, template-based rename and color profile support. It features selective noise reduction in defined hue, shadows and highlights and color range. It has auto detection of noise level. Brightness features include brightness curve/equalizer, gradient haze compensation, local contrast, brightness in shadows and highlights, exposure, gamma, contrast, black point and white point levels. Colors features exposure warnings, RGB sliders and color map for manual WB, one-click White Balance tool, list of memory colors, saturation for dull and bright colors, selective saturation equalizer, black & white conversion and spectral sensitivity controls. It provides chromatic aberration reduction for high contras areas. Sharpening features include edge sharpening, fine details extraction, white halo control, threshold to prevent noise sharpening and equalizer for sharpening selected color ranges only. Distortions are provided such as perspective correction, pincushion/barrel correction, vignetting correction, squeezing, stretching, rotation, bending and skewing. You can cop and resize using presets for monitor resolutions and popular paper sizes, batch crop or resize functions and proportional selection. You can add or edit frames with overlay frames, color picker for frame color and black & white or blurred image for your frame texture. You can edit your text with placeholders for EXIF data and text styles such as shadowed, semi-transparent, embossed and inverted text. You can do your retouches using clone brush, change brightness brush, delete scratches brush [removing wires, scratches, facial pimples, etc.], change color brush to add color or change hue, change saturation brush, sharpen/blur brush, fix red eye brush, distort brush [to remedy protruding ears, etc.], erase changes brush, edge-sensitivity for all brushes and undo/redo function. You can save your work to disk, print or email it. It supports TIFF [24bit, 48bit, lzw compression], JPEG, JEPG2000, PNG, BMP and PSD formats. Its advanced features are batch processing, user settings support, multiprocessor support and 16bit precision image processing.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .sr2 files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .sr2. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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