PrintLab Studio: View and Export CDR File on Mac Without CorelDraw
Easiest way to open, view and export CorelDraw (.cdr) file format on your Mac without Installing CorelDraw software needed
After CorelDraw version 11 was released, CorelDraw stop the development program to support Mac OS X platform, and consequently the Mac users cannot feel the experience of new version CorelDraw, discontinued the development program of CorelDraw is not affect to Microsoft Windows based PC users, currently, the latest version of CorelDraw still available for Microsoft windows platform, you don’t have much options if you decide to using CorelDraw, you should installing Microsoft Windows operating system on your Mac machine or buy separate personal computer with Microsoft Windows operating system installed on it. If you want to install Microsoft Windows Operating system on Mac, you may need to read previously article:
- 4 applications to Running windows on Mac
- windows emulator for mac
- virtual machine for Mac
- Mac Virtual PC software
- Mac OS X Virtual Machine
- Multi Boot Mac and Windows
If you are former CorelDraw user, you may have some cdr / CorelDraw file format on your Mac hard drive, honestly you can’t nothing with that cdr file, except you are installing Microsoft Windows operating system on your Mac and installing CorelDraw on it. But now you can open, view and export all those cdr / CorelDraw file on your Mac hard drive without need to installing CorelDraw that is by using PrintLab Studio app. This app is specialized to open and export your CorelDraw file on Mac to supported format.
Plain user interface
PrintLab Studio app is not offer complexity workflow, even this app is just provide plain user interface, not much you can do with PrintLab Studio app, there was only zoom panel and export button, you can directly open to view cdr / CorelDraw file as usual and let the PrintLab Studio app to displaying for you.
Run on Mac
You don’t need Microsoft operating system installed on your Mac machine, PrintLab Studio app is like another apps for Mac, and it’s running on Mac natively, PrintLab Studio app is also does not needed CorelDraw, you can open, view and export CorelDraw file without CorelDraw installed on your Mac.
Export CorelDraw file
Unfortunately the PrintLab Studio app is not support much of file formats, currently you can only export CorelDraw file to PDF vector format, you must remember if the PrintLab Studio app is not CorelDraw file editing app that allow you to edit CDR file in it, you must export first the CDR file to PDF vector format for furthermore edited in other image editing software, such as Photoshop, etc.
CDRViewer (Free version)
PrintLab Studio app is provide free version that allow you to download and use for free, the free version of PrintLab Studio app is called CDRViewer, the free version is not have capability to export CDR file format, CDRViewer is only able to open and view CDR/ CirelDraw file format. Both CDRViewer and PrintLab Studio app is not needed CorelDraw installed on your Mac.
You should need to know, if there are available some alternative apps to CorelDraw, that may able to change your mind before you decide to installing Microsoft Windows operating system on your Mac, such as Corel Painter, ArtBoard, Touchdraw, Inkscape and more, all those alternatives app are vector drawing software that have similar function with CorelDraw, but maybe offer much different of user interface.