CR2 to DDS - Convert image online
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How to convert CR2 to DDS:
1. Click the "Choose Files" button to select multiple files on your computer or click the dropdown button to choose an online file from URL, Google Drive or Dropbox. Image file size can be up to 200M. You can use file analyzer to get source image's detailed information such as image size, resolution, quality and transparent color.
2. Set target image format, image quality and image size. You can use the original image size or select the "Change width and height" option and enter a custom image size. The format is [width]x[height], for example: 1920x1080. The image quality option only works on a few image formats such as JPG, WEBP or AVIF. The value ranges from 1 (lowest image quality and highest compression) to 100 (best quality but least effective compression). If this value is blank, the converter will use the estimated quality of your input image if it can be determined, otherwise 92. The target image format can be JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, HEIC, BMP, PS, PSD, WEBP, TGA, DDS, EXR, J2K, PNM, SVG, etc.
3. Click the "Convert Now!" button to start batch conversion. It will automatically retry conversion on another server if one fails, please be patient while converting. The output files will be listed in the "Conversion Results" section. Click icon to show file QR code or save file to online storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
CR2 vs DDS:
|Full name||Canon Digital Camera Raw Image Format||Microsoft Direct Draw Surface|
|File extension||.crw, .cr2, .cr3||.dds|
|Type of format||Raw image format||Texture files|
|Introduction||The .CR2 file format (Canon RAW version 2) is a digital photography RAW format created by Canon. "RAW" here means that this file stores information directly coming from the sensor, almost without processing. RAW files can be seen as a digital negative format, and do not contains a "ready to view" picture, like jpeg.||The DirectDraw Surface container file format (uses the filename extension DDS), is a Microsoft format for storing data compressed with the proprietary S3 Texture Compression (S3TC) algorithm, which can be decompressed in hardware by GPUs.|
|Technical details||RAW file is the best quality/size ratio storage a photograph can use to store his picture, mainly because each primary color (R, G or B) is recorded in 12 or 14bits (8bits for Jpeg), and a lossless compression is used (lossy for Jpeg). Jpeg files on the opposite are "ready to use" files, but a lot a processing is necessary to obtain such file, it is made automatically by the Camera embedded software.||The DirectDraw Surface format is useful for storing graphical textures and cubic environment maps as a data file, both compressed and uncompressed. The Microsoft Windows file extension for this data format is '.dds'.|
|Associated programs||Adobe Photoshop, Aperture, dcraw, ExifTool, LibRaw, Picasa, RawTherapee||Adobe Photoshop|
|Wikipedia||CR2 on Wikipedia||DDS on Wikipedia|