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Convert CorelDRAW vector or bitmap graphics to Adobe Illustrator graphics.

We have found 8 software records in our database eligible for .cdr to .ai file format conversion.

If you have both programs, i.e. CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator, you can export to AI or PDF directly from CorelDraw and then open or import the file to Adobe Illustrator. On top of that, you may also exchange graphics parts through clipboard or export to other common vector graphics and then import it to Illustrator.

The important question for the success of the conversion is, how the artwork created in Corel was exported. If you need to work with layers, go to Tools Object manager and create all layer you need and each object will be stored in the layer you have selected. Illustrator will preserve all the layers from CorelDRAW, so when you export your artwork as Illustrator's AI format, select the proper Illustrator version (the one you have installed, instead the default version offered by default in CorelDRAW.

Many versions of CorelDRAW exists and thus many versions of CDR format and it is always best to use the latest version of the program. Current (at the time of writing this text) version of CorelDRAW X7 supports direct saving to Adobe Illustrator format through the File Save as.. and export cdr graphics to ai.

Alternatively, you can convert CDR graphics to AI graphics using some third party programs, such as UniConverter.

However, as Corel's CDR format is proprietary and closed, the end result won't most likely be perfect, because the latest version of CDR format is rarely supported outside CorelDRAW. In most cases, the more recent the CDR format is, the worse the odds for successful conversion are.

Updated: November 21, 2017

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Adobe Illustrator icon Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor and part of some editions of Adobe Creative Suite and Cloud. It is a direct competitor to programs like CorelDraw. Illustrator allows users  to create sophisticated artwork for virtually any medium.

The latest version, Illustrator CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Illustrator CS6.

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The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned cdr to ai. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.

CorelDraw Graphics Suite icon CorelDraw Graphics Suite

A set of tools for graphics designers. With CorelDraw Graphics Suite designers can create vector illustrations, page layout, brouchures, web sites, retouch photos, convert bitmap images and vector images. CorelDraw Graphics Suite is available only for Microsoft Windows.

Corel Graphics Suite contains:

  • CorelDRAW
  • Corel PHOTO-PAINT
  • Corel PowerTRACE
  • Corel CONNECT
  • Corel Website Creator
  • Corel CAPTURE

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Xara Page & Layout Designer icon Xara Page & Layout Designer

A desktop publishing software, which combines all the text and page layout features of typical word processor and DTP packages with the image editing power of Xara's award winning illustration & photo editing tools. It is flexible and powerful document processor that can be used to create everything from business cards to multi-page brochures.

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Zoner Callisto

Zoner Callisto is a free, vector based graphics editor for making printed materials, business cards and other graphic content. It is no longer being developed and replaced by the Zoner Photo Studio as flagship product.

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UniConvertor

UniConvertor is a universal vector graphics translator. It is a command line tool which uses sK1 object model to convert one format to another.

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SignLab

SignLab is specifically designed for sign makers using VersaWorks, you can send print, print and cut jobs to your Roland printers and Print and Cut devices.

SignLab for VersaWorks is essentially an unmatched design and production front-end that sends jobs seamlessly to the VersaWorks RIP.

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Adobe Illustrator for Mac icon Adobe Illustrator for Mac

Mac version of Adobe Illustrator, a vector graphics editor that is part of some editions of Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud. The newest member of Illustrator family is the CC version available in Creative Cloud bundle. 

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UniConvertor for Linux

UniConvertor for Linux is universal vector graphics converter for Linux operating system. It is a command line tool which uses sK1 object model to convert one format to another.

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