.CMX File Extension

Corel Presentation Exchange Image

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What is a CMX file?

A CMX file is an image saved in the Corel Metafile Exchange (CMX) format and created by a Corel drawing or image editing program, such as CorelDRAW. It contains bitmap or vector image data, supporting colors in the RGB, CMYK, and Pantone color models. CMX files also store metadata that describes the image.

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Screenshot of a .cmx file in CorelDRAW 2024
CMX file open in CorelDRAW 2024

Corel created the CMX format as a proprietary image interchange format for transferring images from one Corel program to another. For example, you could previously save an image as a CMX file in CorelDRAW and then import that image into Corel Presentations for use on a slide.

However, many Corel programs no longer support the CMX format. For example, you cannot import a CMX file into current versions of Corel Presentations, WordPerfect, or PaintShop Pro.

NOTE: Different versions of Corel programs save CMX files in slightly different formats. Some programs allow you to save CMX files in both the current and legacy CMX formats (the CMX format is also known as the Corel Presentation Exchange Legacy format).

How to open a CMX file

You can open a CMX file with CorelDRAW (Windows, Mac), which is included in the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. To open a CMX file with CorelDRAW, select File → Open.

You can also open a CMX file with Inkscape (multiplatform) and CDRViewer 4 (Mac).

How to convert a CMX file

Various programs, such as CorelDRAW, CDRViewer 4, and Inkscape, can convert CMX files to other formats. For example, CorelDRAW can convert CMX files to the following formats (and many others):

  • .JPG - JPEG Image
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .BMP - Bitmap Image
  • .SVG - Scalable Vector Graphic
  • .TIF - Tagged Image
  • .CDR - CorelDRAW Image
  • .CPT - Corel PHOTO-PAINT Image
  • .AI - Adobe Illustrator Artwork
  • .PSD - Adobe Photoshop Document
  • .PDF - Portable Document Format
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Programs that open CMX files

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