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CDR file format

File extension
.cdr
File category
Description
Corel Corporation developed the CDR file format and its main use is the creation of vector graphic images and drawings. Most of the editing programs support CDR file formats. It is the go to for CorelDRAW applications. Michel Bouillon and Pat Beirne were hired to work on developing a vector based illustration program that could be bundled with their publishing systems existing on desktops.
Technical details
Information is lacking on technical specifications of CDR file format. After being launched in 1989 Corel corporation invested resources in further development. The most recent version of CorelDRAW application also provides basic support for text and it also supports color management and spot colors.
Programs
Adobe Reader
Corel PaintShop Photo Pro
Corel WordPerfect Office
LibreOffice
Main program
Adobe Illustrator
Developer
Corel Corporation
MIME type
application/cdr
application/x-cdr
image/cdr
image/x-cdr