Software : Corel : CorelDRAW Graphics Suite


(as of 8/29/2016)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Vector and raster graphics editing capabilities
  • Support for over one hundred file formats
  • Native 64-bit support
  • Multi-core processor support
  • Smart Carver and Shape tools
  • Guidebook, tips and techniques, and video tutorials

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is a collection of graphics software programs developed by Corel. These programs can be used to create illustrations, logos, brochures, flyers, designs, and other types of graphics.

The following applications are included in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite:

  • CorelDRAW - A vector illustration and page layout program
  • 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

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite can create and edit both vector and raster graphics. The suite includes a large royalty-free graphics library of clip art, fonts, vehicle templates, and other digital images available for editing. The software supports more than one hundred different file formats, including many bitmap and vector illustration file types, CAD drawings, Microsoft Word documents (.DOC and .DOCX files), camera RAW files, and files generated from Adobe Creative Cloud programs such as .PSD and .PDF files.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite allows you to set up your workspace how you want it, even to look like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator if you are transitioning over. CorelDRAW also includes an extensive set of educational tools and documentation for users at various experience levels. The built-in guidebook introduces each application’s workspace and provides in-depth tutorials as well as insights from industry experts. The software also includes hours of video tutorials.

Whether you are a casual user retouching photos or a graphics professional creating web and print designs, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is a compelling choice. It offers a wide selection of graphics editing tools and effects and supports many popular image and camera RAW file formats. Also, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite can be purchased rather than rented, making it an attractive option for users who want to avoid software subscriptions, such as Adobe Creative Cloud.

▶ Primary file extension

.CDR – CorelDRAW Image File

▶ Other file extensions used by CorelDRAW X8

Supported File Types
.AIAdobe Illustrator File
.ARWSony Digital Camera Image
.BMPBitmap Image File
.CALCALS Raster Graphic
.CALSCALS Raster Graphic File
.CDRCorelDRAW Image File
.CDTCorelDRAW Image Template
.CDXCorelDRAW Compressed File
.CGMComputer Graphics Metafile
.CLKCorel R.A.V.E Project File
.CMMCorel Multimedia Manager Album
.CMXCorel Metafile Exchange Image File
.CPTCorel Photo-Paint Document
.CPXCorel CMX Compressed File
.CR2Canon Raw Image File
.CRWCanon Raw CIFF Image File
.CTScitex Continuous Tone File
.CURWindows Cursor
.CWFCorelDRAW Workspace File
.DCRKodak RAW Image File
.DESCorel Designer File
.DNGDigital Negative Image File
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Open XML Document
.DSFDesigner File
.DWGAutoCAD Drawing Database File
.DXFDrawing Exchange Format File
.EMFEnhanced Windows Metafile
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.FH7FreeHand 7 Drawing File
.FH8FreeHand 8 Drawing File
.FLTImage Filter
.FMVFrame Vector Metafile
.FPXFlashPix Bitmap Image File
.GEMGEM Metafile
.GEMVentura Publisher Document
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.HGLHP Graphics Language File
.HPGLHP Graphics Language Plotter File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.ICCICC Profile
.ICMImage Color Matching Profile
.JP2JPEG 2000 Core Image File
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.MACMacPaint Image
.METPresentation Manager Metafile
.MOSLeaf Camera RAW File
.MRWMinolta Raw Image File
.NAPNAP Metafile
.NEFNikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.NRWNikon Raw Image File
.ORFOlympus RAW File
.PATCorelDRAW Pattern File
.PCTPicture File
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PEFPentax Electronic File
.PICTPicture File
.PIXAlias PIX Image
.PLTHPGL Plot File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PNTMacPaint File
.PP4Picture Publisher Bitmap File
.PP5Picture Publisher 5 Image File
.PPFPicture Publisher Image File
.PPTPowerPoint Presentation
.PPTXPowerPoint Open XML Presentation
.PSPostScript File
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.PSPPaintShop Pro Image File
.PSPBRUSHPaint Shop Photo Pro Brush File
.PSPIMAGEPaintShop Pro Image
.PUBPublisher Document
.RAFFuji RAW Image File
.RAWRaw Image Data File
.RIFPainter Raster Image File
.RW2Panasonic RAW Image
.SCTScitex Continuous Tone File
.SHWCorel Presentation
.SR2Sony RAW Image
.SRFSony RAW Image
.SRWSamsung RAW Image
.SVGScalable Vector Graphics File
.SVGZCompressed SVG File
.SWFShockwave Flash Movie
.THMThumbnail Image File
.TIFTagged Image File
.TRAYCorel CONNECT Tray File
.VSDVisio Drawing File
.WIWavelet Image
.WMFWindows Metafile
.WPDWordPerfect Document
.WPGWordPerfect Graphic File
.XCFGIMP Image File
.XPMX11 Pixmap Graphic
Additional Related File Formats
.ABKAutomatic Backup File
.ARTArt Document
.DRWDrawing File
.EPSFEncapsulated PostScript Format File
.INKPantone Reference File
.J2KJPEG 2000 Image
.JPFJPEG 2000 Image
.JPXJPEG 2000 Image File
.PFBPrinter Font Binary File
.PRNPrintable File
.RTFRich Text Format File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.TTFTrueType Font
.TXTPlain Text File
.WVLWavelet Image

Updated: August 29, 2016