.CDR File Extension
- Developer by: Corel
- Category: Vector Image Files
- Format: Binary
What is an .CDR file?
.CDR is CorelDRAW Image File
A CDR file is a drawing (or vector image) created with CorelDRAW, a vector illustration and page layout program. It contains a document that contains text, lines, shapes, images, colors, and effects. CDR files are used to create various types of documents such as letters, brochures, tabloids, envelopes, post cards, web pages, and web banners.
CDR file open in CorelDRAW X8
The CDR file is the main file type created by CorelDRAW. When you save your document in the CDR format, CorelDRAW creates the CDR file to store the contents of the documents. You can save a CDR file by selecting
If you come across a CDR file on your computer it most likely is a drawing created by CorelDRAW. Since CDR files are saved in a proprietary format used by Corel software not many image editing programs support the format. However, you can export the CDR file in CorelDRAW to other more popular formats such as .PDF, .JPG, .PNG, .BMP, and .AI.
You can save a CDR file as a template if you want to reuse the document layout again. To create a template, select
. CorelDRAW will save the template as a .CDT file.
CorelDRAW is included in the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite along with the following applications:
- Corel PHOTO-PAINT - An image-editing application for digital photos
- Corel CAPTURE - A single-click screen capture utility
- Corel CONNECT - A built-in content organizer
Programs that open CorelDRAW Image File
|CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018|
|Corel PaintShop Pro 2019|
|Corel WordPerfect X9|
|ideaMK CDR Viewer|
|ACD Systems Canvas X 2019|
|Adobe Illustrator CC 2019|
|Adobe Illustrator CC 2019|
File Type 2 Macintosh DVD/CD Master
Category: Disk Image Files Format: Binary
Disc image created on a Macintosh computer using the built-in Disk Utility program; may contain multiple folders and files in a single disc image file that can be burned to a CD; similar to an .ISO file created on a Windows computer.
To create a ".cdr" file with Apple Disk Utility, first select the "Convert" option, then open an existing disc image file. Next, select "DVD/CD master" from the Image Format menu and click "Save".
NOTE: If a ".cdr" file will not open on a Windows computer, it may be possible to open the file by changing the file extension from ".cdr" to ".iso".
Programs that open Macintosh DVD/CD Master
|Apple Disk Utility|
File Type 3 Raw Audio CD Data
Category: Audio Files Format: Binary
CD audio track extracted or "ripped" from an audio CD to a computer's hard disk; similar to a .AIF or .WAV file, but does not contain the same header information; recognized by various audio programs.
Programs that open Raw Audio CD Data
|H+H Software Virtual CD|
|Lightning UK! ImgBurn|
|Roxio Toast 17|
File Type 4 Crash Data Retrieval Data File
Developer by: Bosch Category: Data Files
Contains Event Data Recorder (EDR) information from automobiles with a Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) device installed; records events generated from sensors within the car.