Open CDR File

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CDR Frequently Asked Questions

What is CDR File?

CDR is a file extension used by CorelDraw application. CorelDraw is a well-known vector editing software. CorelDraw core functionality is vector images creation and editing. Besides it CorelDraw could be used for graphics & illustration, photo editing, page layout and font management.

How can I view CDR file?

You can open CDR files using following software:

  • CorelDraw
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Corel PaintShop Photo Pro
  • Inkscape
  • LibreOffice with libcdr
  • Adobe FreeHand

Are CDR files binary?

Yes, CDR file format is binary. Paths, points, vectors and transformations are stored in binary structures which could be interptreted by CorelDraw or compatible software.

Are there any free applications which can open CDR files?

Yes, you can open CDR files using Inkscape and LibreOffice which are free. Certain limitations exists when opening CDR files in software other than CorelDraw.

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CDR Quick Info
  CorelDraw Vector File Format
  application/cdr   application/coreldraw   application/x-cdr   application/x-coreldraw   image/cdr   image/x-cdr
Opens with
  Corel CorelDraw
  Adobe Illustrator