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The following article is referring to the conversion of a CPT file to a PDF document by using a PDF converter such as the novaPDF driver. If you do not have novaPDF installed on your computer, use the Download page to download and install the application.
The Corel PHOTO-PAINT application is part of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and it is a raster graphics editor with vector graphics import capabilities. It can also import different formats belonging to the competitors like Adobe Illustrator, GIMP, Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro etc. The CPT file format is native format to the Corel PHOTO-PAINT and it is proprietary, meaning that no other applications have complete support for this format except a few of the other Corel owned ones.
The CPT supports layers, multiple channels, image effects and transparency to be added in form of objects. The language support for the application is pretty good as more than 16 languages are included. Still, the highly proprietary format and the inability of any other competitor to be able to at least import the format makes the CPT files very hard to work with unless you are a professional in the field of designing, drawing or visual presentations. So to be able to share the format with other people without requiring them download and install Corel's applications as well you will need a format with high portability such as the PDF one.
By having the CPT converted to a PDF, you can greatly increase the interactivity with other users and the sharing would be a lot easier. Also with help of a PDF converter such as the novaPDF one, users can add additional elements to the file like signatures, security for sensitive data, watermarks, bookmarks, searchable content for the internet and many more.