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We offer a range of tools, to help you convert your files in the most convenient way for you. As well as our online file conversion service, we also offer a desktop app for file conversions straight from your desktop, and an API for automated file conversions for developers. Which tool you use is up to you!
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You’ll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you’ll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.
CDR Image Format CDR Converter
CDR is a file format developed in the 1980s for the CorelDRAW graphic design program. CDR is a vector image format, which means the images are made up of points and connecting lines, rather than pixels. Unlike raster images which are based on pixels, you can zoom in on vector images without affecting the image quality. CorelDRAW is particularly used by digital artists and graphic designers, and is available as either a one-time software purchase or a monthly/annual subscription.
CorelDRAW is a premium graphic design program, and some other image viewers and simple editors are not designed for vector graphics. CDR files therefore won’t open in all drawing or photo programs. However, uncompressed CDR files created in later versions of CorelDRAW can sometimes be opened by Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator or Adobe FreeHand, as well as by OpenOffice and LibreOffice. The CDR format is also compatible with other Corel products.
AI Image Format AI Converter
AI is the main file format for Adobe Illustrator, a premium graphic design software program. AI files are vector image files, with paths connected by different points making up a whole design, rather than using a grid of pixels. This retains the details in the image when it’s zoomed in or out. Adobe Illustrator is very popular among both professional and amateur artists and graphic designers.
Adobe Illustrator is available as a monthly or annual subscription, either on its own or as part of the Creative Cloud suite with other programs like Photoshop and the Premiere Pro video editor. AI files can’t be opened by all image viewers or editors, especially programs that are just designed for viewing 2D raster images like JPGs or PNGs. However, you can open AI files with CorelDRAW, Inkscape or Adobe Photoshop. You can also use Illustrator or these other programs to export an AI file as a different file format for sharing or printing.
How to convert a CDR to a AI file?
- 1. Choose the CDR file that you want to convert.
- 2. Select AI as the the format you want to convert your CDR file to.
Frequently asked questions
If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.
You can convert CDR files to AI using a free online conversion tool like Zamzar or by installing file conversion software. On Zamzar’s website, you just need to upload your CDR file, click to convert it to AI, and then download your file in the new format.
If your CDR file was created on versions 5-10 of CorelDRAW and hasn’t been compressed, you may also be able to open it directly with Adobe Illustrator. However, if this doesn’t work, you can convert any CDR file for free with Zamzar.
Using Zamzar’s three-step conversion tool is one of the easiest ways to convert CDR files to another format like AI. It sits on a website, so there’s no extra software to install, and you can convert multiple files for free in just a few clicks. Simply upload your CDR files to Zamzar’s online conversion tool, select the format you’d like to convert them to, and then download your new files.
If you have access to CorelDRAW, then you could also open your CDR file with that, and then export it as another format.
If you don’t have CorelDRAW or a CDR-viewer installed on your Mac, you may need to convert your .CDR file to another format to open it. It’s easy to do this with the free three-step tool on Zamzar’s website. You only need to upload your .CDR file, select the format to convert it to, and then download the file in the new format.
You can open some CDR files using Adobe Illustrator, but this will depend on the version of CorelDRAW that it was created in, and whether the file has been compressed.
One of the easiest ways to open a CDR file without Corel is to convert it to a different format using a website like Zamzar. There are a wide range of formats you can convert to, including JPG, PNG and SVG, or AI if you want to edit the image in Illustrator. Just upload the CDR file to Zamzar’s three-step conversion tool, select the format you want, then ‘Convert Now’. You can then download your new files.
You may also be able to open your CDR file with Inkscape or LibreOffice, although this may depend on the version of the software you are using and the version of Corel the file was saved in. However, if the file can be opened, you may find that it isn't formatted correctly.
There are several ways to convert from CDR to Illustrator, including using Zamzar or another online file conversion tool. If the CDR file was created in versions 5-10 of CorelDRAW, you may be able to open it directly within Adobe Illustrator.
However, if this isn’t possible, or you have multiple files to convert, it’s easy to use Zamzar’s three-step online tool. Just upload your file and click to convert it to AI format. Your AI files will be ready to download in seconds, so you can start editing them in Illustrator straight away.