CR2 is a graphic file format developed by the manufacturer of camcorders and cameras Canon. This means that all images made by the equipment of this manufacturer are saved by default in CR2 format (short name from Canon Raw Image File). One of the most attractive properties of images of the specified format is their high quality, even if the file is being edited (color balance, contrast, brightness change). Data for the CR2 format image is obtained directly from the matrix. Among the main drawbacks of the format are the large file size, as well as poor compatibility with other software products.
XCF is a file format from the raster graphics category developed by GIMP. The specified extension is considered the standard image format specifically for the GIMP graphics editor. In its characteristics, XCF is very similar to the PSD raster graphics format, which is native to Photoshop. XCF files do not support the function of saving the "history of cancellations", however, for other characteristics, they are highly praised by experts. So, they retain channels, transparency, layers, guides. Data compression in this format is lossless. The name of the format is associated with the organization of experimental computing (eXperimental Computing Facility) of the University of California, Berkeley.