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 was developed by Apple for storing vector and bitmap images with metadata. It was the main format for the QuickDraw graphics software. PCT supports 32-bit and 24-bit images. At the moment, the format is obsolete and has been superseded by more functional solutions.