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CDR File

This page contains information on the CDR file extension (Corel Draw Vector drawing file), a popular image file format

File extension.cdr
CategoryImage File
DescriptionCDR was a file format developed by the Corel Corporation and is used primarily for Vector graphic drawings. It is used as the default format from the Corel Draw application which was first developed in 1987 by Michael Bouillon and Pat Beirne who were tasked with developing a vector based illustration program that Corel could package with their desktop publishing solutions. In 2007 Microsoft took exception to the CDR format wrongly blaming it for some security vulnerabilities in it's Microsoft Office suite of products. They concluded that actually this was innacurate and developed a bunch of tools to allow users to import CDR files into MS Office 2003.
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Technical DetailsThere is no publicly available CDR file format specification. It has however evolved over time from it's initial offering in January 1989 to the present day where it is a different beast to what was initially developed to include including support for color management and spot colors, and has a basic support for text.
Associated programs Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Reader
Corel PaintShop Photo Pro
Corel WordPerfect Office
LibreOffice
Developed by Corel Corporation
MIME type  application/cdr
application/x-cdr
image/cdr
image/x-cdr
Useful links More information on the Coral Draw Package
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Convert CDR file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert CDR files to a variety of other formats:

cdr to ai (Adobe Illustrator Artwork)
cdr to bmp (Windows bitmap)
cdr to eps (Encapsulated PostScript)
cdr to gif (Compuserve graphics interchange)
cdr to jpg (JPEG compliant image)
cdr to pcx (Paintbrush Bitmap Image)
cdr to pdf (Portable Document Format)
cdr to png (Portable Network Graphic)
cdr to svg (Scalable Vector Graphics)
cdr to tga (Truevision Targa Graphic)
cdr to tiff (Tagged image file format)
cdr to wbmp (Wireless Bitmap File Format)
cdr to webp (Lossily compressed image file)

Convert CDR file