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.CDR File Extension

File Type 1CorelDRAW Image File

DeveloperCorel
Popularity
3.8 (225 Votes)
CategoryVector Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a CDR 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.

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Screenshot of a .cdr file in CorelDRAW X8

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 File → Save.

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 File → Save as Template.... 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
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Programs that open CDR files
Updated 3/3/2017

File Type 2Macintosh DVD/CD Master

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.5 (21 Votes)
CategoryDisk Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.CDR File Association 2

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.

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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 CDR files
Updated 12/2/2010

File Type 3Raw Audio CD Data

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.2 (23 Votes)
CategoryAudio Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.CDR File Association 3

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 CDR files
Updated 2/17/2012

File Type 4Crash Data Retrieval Data File

DeveloperBosch
Popularity
2.5 (13 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.CDR File Association 4

Contains Event Data Recorder (EDR) information from automobiles with a Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) device installed; records events generated from sensors within the car.

Programs that open CDR files
Windows
Bosch Crash Data Retrieval System Software
Updated 5/20/2009

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