What is a .SR2 File And How To Open It – Sony (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .sr2 extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .sr2 file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SR2 file?

The file extension .SR2 comes from Sony RAW Image. The development of this file was done by Sony. The format of this file is binary, and it is a camera raw image related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .sr2 file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SR2 file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .SR2 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SR2 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .sr2 file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Adobe DNG Converter and XnViewMP software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SR2 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Adobe DNG Converter software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SR2 file on Mac

The .sr2 file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Adobe DNG Converter, XnViewMP and MacPhun ColorStrokes software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SR2 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Adobe DNG Converter software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SR2 file on Linux

The .sr2 file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the XnViewMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SR2 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the XnViewMP software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SR2 file?

If you cannot open the .SR2 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .SR2 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .srb – Sonic Team Junior, .src – Source Code, .src.rpm – Red Hat, .srd – Sage, .srep – FreeArc. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SR2 file with the Adobe DNG Converter, XnViewMP programs on Windows, Adobe DNG Converter, XnViewMP, MacPhun ColorStrokes programs on Mac and XnViewMP software on Linux.