Recently, my family had some professional photos taken while vacationing at a resort. The photos were given to us on CD in both .CR2 and .jpg formats.
While we can view the JPEG-format versions of the photos just fine, they had some effect and color filters applied which we'd rather not have for some prints. Consequently, I'd like to open the .CR2 files myself to get at the original unmodified photos.
I don't own a recent Canon camera, so I don't have the corresponding Canon software that undoubtedly ships with their RAW-capable cameras. I tried Corel Paint Shop Pro X2, but it didn't recognize the .CR2 files.
So, what is a cheap or free tool to view and convert .CR2 photos on Windows?
Note: I don't want to buy Adobe Photoshop. I trust it would work, but I'm seeking a cheap or free solution, at this point... I'm not yet enough of a photo addict to buy expensive pro tools.