updated on 05 August 2022 | reading time: 2 minutes

Importing and exporting


You can open/import raster and vector files to work in Corel Vector

Besides Corel Vector’s own file format (.gvdesign), vectors can be brought as SVG files (.svg), EPS files (.eps) and PDF files (.pdf). Raster images can be imported as PNG files (.png), JPEG files (.jpeg), and HEIC files (.heic).

Opening files

To open a vector or raster file in the new document, head over to File>Open file… or use the shortcut  / CTRL + O.

Open File

This method creates a new document. You can now navigate through your documents by selecting a tab on top.

Separate document when open

When you are done editing EPS, PDF, or SVG files, you can’t write the changes into the same file. You need to either export them again or save them in proprietary file format.

Save dialog box

Importing files

To place the file on the canvas, use the import command. Head over to File/Import/Place Image… to place an image inside the existing document.

Import - place image

The import option is the best way to open raster images in Corel Vector, although it is not limited by a bitmap and allows you to open SVG, PDF, and EPS as well.

Tip: you can drop images on the canvas in Corel Vector

Importing fonts

Head over toFile menu > Import > Add fonts… to import font. Select the file.

Add fonts