The format has a TIFF-image structure. It is generated by Canon cameras. The CR2 photo is stored in an uncompressed form and allows you to edit such settings as white balance, exposure, and other settings for photos that were already taken. It is the successor format to CRW, which was used in previous generation Canon SLR cameras.
This format is applied in universal vector graphics in Windows applications. It’s used to store collections of graphical drawings. It stores data in the RGB range, not supporting the CMYK system. It can be used as the graphics language for a printer driver. It has a 16-bit structure.