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What is a cdr file and how do I open a cdr file?

CDR files are drawings or vector images created with CorelDRAW, the proprietary format used by Corel software and not recognized by other image editing programs. Files appended with the CDR extension are generally classified as vector graphics files. Digital images are stored with the implementation of certain file encoding and compression specifications developed by different application creators, companies and organizations. Vector graphics refer to digitized drawings and animated sequences using software developed for creating these still images and digital motion graphics. Vector graphics files saved in the CDR format are also called CorelDRAW image files. Users of Microsoft Windows-based systems can create, open and view the content of a CDR file with the CorelDraw software among other Corel applications supported by Microsoft Windows. Mac users have the ability to install Inkscape software, particularly the version developed for Mac platforms, to create and open CDR files. When such a file is opened in CorelDRAW, it may be exported in other formats. CDR files can also be opened by Corel Paint Shop Pro, and Adobe Illustrator 9.0 or later may be able to open CDR files created with CorelDRAW 10 or earlier.


Launch a .cdr file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly (CorelDRAW), the application will open your .cdr file will open it. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .cdr files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .cdr file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a .cdr file will open the correct application.

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Detail cdr file extension information:
File Type: cdr
File Format: CorelDRAW Image File
Primary Association: Vector Graphics Files
Mime Type: application/cdr, application/coreldraw, application/x-cdr, application/x-coreldraw, image/cdr, image/x-cdr, zz-application/zz-winassoc-cdr