You paid Canon over a thousand dollars for a shiny new camera that writes raw files in the new CR3 format, but alas! An open-source program you rely on does not support it. Instead of waiting until someone does something, be that someone and do something. Contact Canon and ask for them to “release the CR3 format specification under an open licence”. Better support boosts sales.
I don’t have a Canon camera. However, I did take the first step, so it should be easier for you (plural) to take the next one.
Thank you for your continued correspondence. I understand you are inquiring about the .CR3 file format, and I can further assist you.
A request for such information would have to be reviewed and approved by our Technical Support Engineers. In order to make an official request, we will need you to reply with the following information.
- Your Name:
- Company Name:
- Business Address:
- Models for which you are requesting file information:
- Nature of your Project - Why you are requesting this information:
- Request: What exact information you are requesting.
There is no guarantee that if this information is available for release and if it is, you may be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Once you supply this information it will be forwarded it to our Technical Service Engineers for review. I do nto have any estimated time on the length of this review process.
Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
Thank you for choosing Canon.
Technical Support Representative