So I have
.cdr files on my PC and I want to open them on my Debian 7 box. What software do I need to be able to open it?`
- 512 MB RAM
- 3 GHz processor
- 256 MB graphics
- with Debian 7
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The other method you could try (which worked for me) is to convert the
.cdr image using the command line tool
uniconvertor, and then open it up in Inkscape.
$ uniconvertor cup.cdr cup.svg
Once you've created the
.svg file you simply open it in Inkscape.
If you don't want to try the above, you can take a look at the Inkscape FAQ, there is a guide on how to import
.cdr files as well. The FAQ section is titled: Can I open/import *.cdr (Corel Draw Vector drawing file) files in Inkscape?.
I found this thread regarding the conversion process.
On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 3:20 AM, Sveinn í Felli wrote:
Inkscape can import some versions of .CDR files (ver. 7-X4), from there one can export/save as .SVG. Don't know if there are bugs in that process (e.g. multipage documents, text/font problems, etc.)
Inkscape uses the very same converter as Scribus. It's called UniConvertor and only supports paths with flat fills and strokes (and maybe bitmaps, but I'm not entirely sure). There has been no progress re CDR support in UC in last few years (the primary developer is busy rewriting things yet again), and unfortunately I don't see it changing any time soon.
However there has been quite a bit of progress on reverse-engineering CDR recently on the re-lab side recently, and hopefully things will change now that there is libcdr by one of LibreOffice developers.