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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.

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PDF Document Format

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PDF stands for ‘Portable Document Format’ file. It was developed by Adobe so people could share documents regardless of which device, operating system, or software they were using, while preserving the content and formatting. The format has evolved to allow for editing and interactive elements like electronic signatures or buttons. The PDF format is now a standard open format that isn’t just available under Adobe Acrobat. It is maintained by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).

PDF files aren’t typically created from scratch, but are usually converted, saved or ‘printed’ from other documents or images before sharing, publishing online or storing. They can be viewed on almost all devices. Creating a PDF can involve compressing a file, making it take up less storage space. You would typically create a PDF if you wanted to ensure document fidelity, to make it more secure, or to create a copy for storage.

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How to convert a CDR to a PDF file?

  1. 1. Choose the CDR file that you want to convert.
  2. 2. Select PDF as the the format you want to convert your CDR file to.
  3. 3. Click "Convert" to convert your CDR file.

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


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.

There are a few ways you can convert a CorelDRAW file to PDF, even if you don’t have CorelDRAW. Zamzar’s three-step conversion tool is easy to use, and you don’t need to open your document. Just upload your CDR file to the site (, click to convert it, then download your PDF.

If you do have access to CorelDRAW, you can convert your projects directly to PDF within the software by opening them and using the ‘Save As’ or ‘Export’ functions – you’ll have to select PDF and also choose whether you want to export the active page or the whole document.

Zamzar’s website has a secure and fast conversion tool to convert CDR files to a range of different formats, including PDF. There are only three steps and it’s free for most users. Simply upload your file to Zamzar’s website (, select what format you would like to convert it to, and then download your converted document. There are other online conversion tools you can use, but they often contain ads if they offer a free service. There are no ads on Zamzar’s website.

If you don’t have access to CorelDRAW, it’s still possible to open CDR files without spending money or downloading any extra software. Zamzar lets you quickly and securely save CDR files as PDFs or other image formats. Using the three-step tool on Zamzar’s website (, you can upload your file without having to open it. Then select what format you want to create and click to download your file. You could also use a downloadable software like Inkscape to convert your file, but you would need to first install the software on your device.

There are several ways you can open a CDR file for free without having CorelDRAW installed. You could download a graphics editor software, such as Inkscape, to your device, and use this to open the file. However, Zamzar’s website has a free online conversion tool ( that won’t take up any space on your machine and will allow you to easily convert your CDR file to a more accessible format like PDF. The tool is secure and there are only three steps – uploading your CDR file, selecting a format like PDF to convert it to, and then downloading your new file.

If you have CorelDRAW on your device, you should be able to print your file by opening it and going to ‘Print’ in the ‘File’ menu. However, if you don’t have access to CorelDRAW, your best option is to convert the CDR file to another format like PDF first. Zamzar’s easy three-step conversion tool lets you do this in just a few clicks. Upload your CDR file to the Zamzar website (, click to convert it to PDF, and then click to download it. You can then open your new PDF and send it to print.