CDR (CorelDRAW Image File)

The CDR Vector image file format

CDR is a file format which was developed by the Corel Corporation and is used mainly for vector graphic images and drawings. The CDR file format is recognized by the majority of image editing programs. The CDR format is the default format for Corel Draw Applications. Corel hired Michel Bouillon and Pat Beirne to develop a vector based illustration program that could be packaged with their desktop publishing system.

Technical details of CDR files

There isn't any information of the technical specifications of the CDR file format available publicly. However, after the first launch in 1989, Corel has been continually evolving! The latest version of the Corel Draw Application also features basic support for text, and support for color management and spot colors.

More information about the CDR file format

File extension .cdr
File category Vector image
Example file Download example.cdr file (1.3 MiB)
Associated programs Corel PaintShop Photo Pro
Corel WordPerfect Office
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Reader
Useful links Information about CorelDraw
Developer Corel Corporation