Files that contain the DCR extension are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include Kodak, Delphi, Adobe Shockwave, and Astro VIEW X. DCR files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the DCR file is related to Kodak, it is an image file type that contains RAW images produced with a variety of Kodak digital cameras. The content also includes text which describes data regarding the image and specific camera settings when the image was taken. Kodak RAW images are photographs that are taken directly from a digital camera without any modifications or enhancements.
DCR files associated with Delphi are a binary file type that contains data related to Delphi components which include automotive part designs, communication components, and other engineering and manufacturing components. Delphi produces multiple solutions and platforms for the manufacturing design industry.
DCR files created with Adobe Shockwave are web file types that contain interactive media used for dynamic web pages and game applications in the online environment. Adobe Shockwave is a multimedia platform which allows you to create and use interactive elements for web pages.
If a DCR file is related to Astro VIEW X, it is a data file type that contains information pertaining to test equipment. Astro VIEW X is data review software used for the reporting of information and analysis of equipment used in a broad range of industries, including aerospace, chemical, military, and communications, to name a few industries.
How to Open DCR Files
Since DCR files are associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. DCR files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open them.
If the DCR file is a Kodak RAW image and you use Windows, you can open it with Kodak Professional DCS Custom Looks Software or Adobe Photoshop, which is part of the CS6 Creative Suite of applications. Other programs that will open DCR RAW image files include Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, and Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery. For Mac OS X and Linux, you can use Google Picasa to open and edit DCR RAW image files.
DCR files that are created by Delphi require you to have the specific Borland software application installed, which addresses the specific need for the DCR file. Borland also supports the open source community, which means there may be a corresponding software application that will allow you to open and view the contents of a DCR file.
If the DCR file is associated with Adobe Shockwave and you use Windows or Mac OS X, you can open it using Adobe Shockwave Player or Adobe Director 11.5, both of which are available for download on the Adobe website. Eco One iSwiff will also open DCR files on Windows and Mac and is available as a free download on the Echo One website.
DCR files that are created with Astro VIEW X are data log files, which means they can be opened with any text editor such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.