My camera used to save photos as both JPEG and CR2. Now they're being saved only in JPEG. How I can get the CR2 format back?

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    What camera do you have? – John Dec 13 '18 at 2:14
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    And: What does your camera's manual say? I think it would be a great place for basic research. I would even go as far as to state: Whatever camera comes up, I would read the manual and post its answer as my answer (with citation, of course). – flolilolilo Dec 13 '18 at 2:23
  • Arguably, the specific camera model doesn't matter because most cameras expose the functionality in similar ways. – xiota Dec 14 '18 at 3:43
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    @xiota, however, since the OP clearly got this switch unintentionally, it's more likely that some automated processing mode that is JPEG only was engaged, and attempting to explicitly set RAW shooting will probably have grayed out menu selections. And we can't guess what feature without knowing which camera. – inkista Dec 14 '18 at 23:10

Without further information, such as the specific camera model, a definitive answer isn't possible. However, most cameras allow the user to configure the quality setting in the following ways:

  • Via a quick menu. Press the Q button. Use the arrow buttons to select the quality setting. Use the scroll wheel/dial to select RAW+JPEG.

  • Via the main menu. Press the menu button. Look for the quality setting. It may be contained within a sub-menu. Select the option, and change it to RAW+JPEG.

If none of the above options works, you will need to consult the camera manual.

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