CDL File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CDL file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CDL files.

What is a CDL file?

A .CDL file is a CD Label Pro project file. These CDL files contain the images/labels used in Disketch Disc Label Software, a software designed to create and print labels and covers for your CDs. You can add images and text to your CDs, print them using a special printer, or send them to a print shop.

How to open CDL files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CDL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CDL openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .CDL

While CD Label Pro project is a popular type of CDL-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .CDL extension.

The CDL file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a CDL opener may not be able to open all kinds of CDL files. In this case, look through all formats to make sure you find the best suited CDL viewer.

Color Decision List

These CDL files contain the information for the exchange of basic primary color grading information between software. It transfers Slopes, Offsets, Power, and saturation. These values are math functions that use red, blue, and green to comprise one color decision.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CDL openers which you will find listed below.

NetCDF (network Common Data Form)

Through our analysis of CDL files, we know that one use of the format is NetCDF (network Common Data Form). We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CDL openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of CDL files. Remember, different programs may use CDL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

AuditionAuditionUser submitted
CaseWare Working PapersCaseWare Working PapersUser submitted
CADlinkCADlinkUser submitted
ConceptDraw ProfessionalConceptDraw ProfessionalUser submitted
Disketch CD Label SoftwareDisketch CD Label SoftwareUser submitted
SignLab71SignLab71User submitted
ClickFix for Adobe AuditionClickFix for Adobe AuditionUser submitted
CD/DVD XpertCD/DVD XpertUser submitted
SignLabSignLabUser submitted
MassiveMassiveUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CDL-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with CDL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!