(PRWEB) March 11, 2013
ART, CDT, CDX, and EPS file extensions are associated with a variety of different file types one of which is a vector image file. Taking into account that vector images commonly contain colors, lines, shapes, and different image effects and as opposed to image file formats, vector graphics store the images as paths to enable them to be resized without sacrificing quality, Avanquest recently introduced recommendations on the main types of software to open ART, CDT, CDX, and EPS files.
File extension ART is a vector image file which is created using a variety of drawing applications. ART files are considered to be an art document and are frequently used for clip art and other similar applications.
File extension CDT is created using ConceptDraw PRO and is a vector graphic file that contains lines, shapes, text, and other elements which are used for technical diagrams. CDT files are commonly designed by the user or they can be part of the configuration of the ConceptDraw PRO application.
File extension CDX contains drawings and illustrations which are saved as a vector graphic file. CDX files are smaller drawing files designed to save on storage space. This makes CDX an ideal format for transmitting vector images as an email attachment or storing the images as an archive.
File extension EPS is defined as an Encapsulated PostScript file and is a vector graphic file which can be integrated with other PostScript applications and documents. EPS files are a flexible vector image file type that can be used with multiple image editing applications. This allows the file to be easily transferred across different platforms and operating systems.
File Extension ART, CDT, CDX, and EPS Software
Vector image files are created using a variety of different types of software applications. Some vector files can be opened using more than one application where others are proprietary to the native application which created the file. That said the following software applications will open file extension ART, CDT, CDX, and EPS:
ConceptDraw PRO: File extension CDT and CDX can be opened using ConceptDraw PRO 9 which is a professional business graphics tool that provides a way to create a wide variety of vector graphics from flowcharts to complex drawings for the engineering field. ConceptDraw PRO 9 is a professional diagramming platform which also offers the capability to prepare and deliver presentations that include dynamic objects. ConceptDraw PRO is offered in a trial on the ConceptDraw website and is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.
Graphics Suite X6: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 is professional graphic design software which provides tools for creating vector graphics and illustrations. CorelDRAW can be used to open and work with file extension CDX and is available as an unpaid trial on the Corel website. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 is designed to be used with the Windows operating system.
Adobe Illustrator CS6: Illustrator CS6 is part of the Adobe Creative Suite of applications. The application provides a comprehensive set of tools and functions for opening and working with file extension ART. Adobe Illustrator CS6 is available in a trial version on the Adobe website and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.
Photoshop CS6: Adobe Photoshop CS6 is part of the Adobe CS6 Creative Suite of applications. Photoshop provides a professional set of image editing tools and functions for working with file extension EPS. Photoshop CS6 is available in a trial version on the Adobe website and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.
PageStream: File extension EPS can be opened using Grasshopper PageStream which is an open source software application that provides professional desktop publishing tools for creating vector graphic illustrations. PageStream is multiplatform and can be obtained as an unpaid download on the PageStream.org website. PageStream is compatible with Amiga, Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
Adobe Acrobat: Adobe Acrobat XI is a software application which provides tools for creating and editing documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acrobat XI is an effective application for opening and working with file extension EPS and is available in a trial version on the Adobe website. Adobe Acrobat XI is designed for use with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.
Canvas 14: ACD Systems Canvas 14 is a software application which is used to create technical vector graphics for the graphic design and engineering industry. The application will open and edit file extension EPS. Canvas 14 is available in both a trial version and paid full version on the ACDSee website and is compatible the Windows operating system version XP and later.
QuarkXPress: File extension EPS can be opened using the QuarkXPress software application. QuarkXPress is a professional suite of design applications which provide a set of tools for creating vector illustrations which are used for the web, e-readers, mobile devices, and other resources that use digital media. QuarkXPress 9 is available as a 30-day trial on the Quark website and is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.
These are a few of the software applications recommended by Avanquest to open ART, CDT, CRX, and EPS file extensions. There are a number of additional software applications both paid and open source which will open these file extensions as well.