.DCR File Extension

There are 6 file types use the .DCR file extension:

  1. Kodak RAW Image File
  2. Delphi Component Resource File
  3. Digital Court Recorder Video File
  4. Kodak Digital Camera RAW Image File
  5. Shockwave Media File
  6. Liberty Video Recording File

1. Kodak RAW Image File

Kodak RAW Image File

Uncompressed image saved in Kodak's RAW image format; used by Kodak digital cameras (typically SLRs) for capturing photos without any compression or color adjustments.

RAW photos can be edited more accurately than .JPEG photos after they have been saved to the computer.

Updated: December 22, 2018

2. Delphi Component Resource File

Delphi Component Resource File

A DCR file is a component resource file created and used by Delphi, a Windows, OS X, Android, and iOS IDE. It contains a compiled resource, which includes a bitmap image that is used as a component icon for the component palette. DCR files should not be deleted.

The DCR file is the same as the binary .RES file generated by Delph. However, it is used to store the component icon instead of the application's main icon.

NOTE: The Delphi IDE includes an image editor that can open and create DCR files

Software's name License Platforms
Embarcadero Delphi Embarcadero Delphi Commercial Windows

Updated: June 11, 2018

3. Digital Court Recorder Video File

Digital Court Recorder Video File

Video file created by Digital Court Recorder (DCR), a program used for recording live video of courtroom proceedings; may include typed notes in addition to the recorded video; can be played back using BIS Digital's free DCR Player.

Software's name License Platforms
BIS Digital DCR Player BIS Digital DCR Player Paid MacWindows
BIS Digital Digital Court Recorder BIS Digital Digital Court Recorder Paid MacWindows

Updated: November 26, 2011

4. Kodak Digital Camera RAW Image File

Kodak Digital Camera RAW Image File

A DCR file is a digital photograph saved in the Kodak Digital Camera RAW (DCR) format. It contains uncompressed image data captured by a Kodak digital camera (most likely an SLR). DCR files are commonly used by professional photographers since they store images at a higher quality than compressed image formats.

DCR is a proprietary format developed by Kodak. It stores image data captured by the camera's sensor (or CCD), in an uncompressed state, which allows users to capture photographs at a higher quality and more accurately adjust colors in the image.

NOTE: Some other Kodak image formats include Kodak K25 (.K25), Kodak Photo-Enhancer (.KDC), and Kodak DCS200 Camera Raw (.KC2).

You can open DCR camera RAW images with various image-editing and -viewing applications. Microsoft Photos (bundled with Windows), Adobe Photoshop (Windows and macOS), Adobe Photoshop Elements (Windows and macOS), ACD Systems ACDSee (Windows), ACD Systems Canvas (Windows), and Adobe Photoshop Express (Android and iOS).

How do I convert DCR images?

You can convert DCR images to other raster image formats, such as JPEG, PNG, TIF, and GIF with Kodak DCS File Converter (Windows), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, ACD Systems ACDSee, and ACD Systems Canvas.

Updated: November 19, 2020

5. Shockwave Media File

Shockwave Media File
  • Developer Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    3.8 (452 votes)
  • Category Web Files
  • Format Binary

A DCR file is an interactive media file saved in the Shockwave format for distribution on the web. It is often used for creating web games and other highly interactive content.

DCR files are similar to Flash (.SWF) files, but created with Adobe Director rather than Adobe Flash. Adobe Shockwaver Player can also open the file but runs as a web browser plug-in.

NOTE: Director was originally developed by Macromedia, which was acquired by Adobe at the end of 2005.

Software's name License Platforms
Adobe Director Adobe Director Commercial MacWindows
Adobe Shockwave Player Adobe Shockwave Player Free MacWindows

Updated: January 12, 2018

6. Liberty Video Recording File

Liberty Video Recording File
  • Developer High Criteria
  • Popularity
    3.7 (36 votes)
  • Category Video Files
  • Format Binary

Video file created by High Criteria's Liberty video recording software products, such as Liberty Court Recorder, Liberty Police Interview Recorder, and Liberty Meeting Recorder; used for storing audio and video recorded in courtrooms, police interviews, and city council meetings.

DCR files can be played back using the free Liberty Court Player, which is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android platforms.

NOTE: The DCR format used by Liberty software differs from the DCR format used by BIS Digital Digital Court Recorder, even though the two products are often used for the same purpose.

Software's name License Platforms
High Criteria Liberty Court Recorder High Criteria Liberty Court Recorder Free Windows
High Criteria Liberty Player High Criteria Liberty Player Free AndroidiOSMacWindows

Updated: September 8, 2012

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