Created by Corel Corporation, CDR is a vector graphics file layout that is most commonly used for drawing and creating images. In most image editing software, the CDR file layout might get imported and exported. Corey Draw uses the CDR file format as the default. For its desktop publishing software, Corel contracted Pat Beirne and Michel Bouillon to create a vector-based illustration application. Openly accessible data on the CDR file format's technical specs are scarce at this time. Still, Corel has been constantly developing since its first debut in 1989! Basic text assistance, spot colors, and managing color are all included in the most recent Corel Draw app. Here's a short list of programs able to open CDR files: Corel PaintShop Photo Pro, Corel WordPerfect Office, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Reader.