Why are some of my pictures cr2 and some are jpeg?

I’m trying to merge them on Lightroom but since they aren’t the same file type they aren’t merging

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Cr2 is basically just a RAW file. In your camera settings, it’s setup so that you take both raw and JPEG. It’s easily fixed but i don’t know what camera you have so a quick google search will do the trick

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Create a new/blank file (jpg) then Copy-Paste.

  • Frank
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    All cameras that have the ability to shoot RAW (e.g. CR2, NEF, PEF, etc...) can also be set up to shoot JPEGs. These cameras usually have the ability to save the image as both a RAW & JPEG file at the same time.

    What has probably happened is that you've taken some shots as JPEGs and some as RAW CR2 files. Or, You've taken some of the CR2 files, processed them and saved those edited images as JPEGs and now you are trying to merge those new JPEGs with some of the other CR2 files. You need to convert your CR2 files to JPEGs and then merge the two files. Or use the CR2 versions of the JPEGs. However you do it, all of the images must of the same file type. Right click on the image and choose properties. This will open a dialog box showing you the file type.

    When you say "merge," are you saying you want to make a composite of the two, or more, files?

  • 6 months ago

    You have the camera set that way. Have you never read your owner's manual about how to set up the various file format save functions? The camera can be set to save in both the RAW format, (CR2), and JPEG format AT THE SAME TIME. If you don't want that, then change it in the camera. You can set it to shoot only RAW or only JPEG in various sizes and quality values. You SHOULD be shooting in RAW (CR2) for best quality... assuming you properly process the RAW files.

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  • 6 months ago

    so re-save the cr2 as a jpeg and then you can work with them

  • qrk
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    As others state, CR2 is a raw file. If you're using LR, only bring in the CR2 files as you will have the most adjustment latitude if you want to make adjustments to exposure.

  • hooray
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    If you have both raw (CR2) files and JPEGs from the same shooting session, then you presumably have the option set to record both for each shot. I usually shoot that way for a little extra security and convenience. Once you have your raw files safely copied to storage and backed up, you can discard the JPEG duplicates, and process superior ones on computer if you want them. If you prefer not to make them in the first place, select raw only on the first menu.

  • 6 months ago

    CR2 is Canon's RAW format, this will generally produce a much higher quality image than you get from JPG. it depend on the resolution power of the camera. just use this online link to convert https://www.iloveimg.com

  • 6 months ago

    CR2 files are Canon Raw Version 2 image files. You will probably have to convert them to JPEG first. Just search for a converter.

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