This is a format for storing graphical information, created in the CorelDRAW program. It can contain raster and vector images. It’s used exclusively in vector editors from the Corel company. For use in third-party software it’s necessary to use converters. Version 10 and earlier can be opened in vector software from Adobe. CDR can be opened also with the help of Inkscape and sK1 programs.
This format is used to compress TIFF images when sending them via fax machines. This format helps reduce the data transmission time. Group 3 eliminates redundant data during compression in order to reduce file size. The standard 10:1 compression ratio may be increased to the user's preferences, but it can lead to a significant loss of image quality.