CPL File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CPL file?

A .CPL file is a Corel Color Palette file. These CPL files contain the color palettes used in Corel Draw, a graphics editor. You can choose between various color models, color mixers, and color palettes. You can create your own color palettes. The palettes you create and the preset palettes are split between two main folders: "My Palettes" and "Palette libraries."

How to open CPL 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 CPL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different CPL openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .CPL

While Corel Color Palette is a popular type of CPL-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CPL extension.

The CPL 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 CPL opener may not be able to open all kinds of CPL files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited CPL viewer.

Windows Control Panel Item

Through our analysis of CPL files, we know that one use of the format is Windows Control Panel Item . 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 1 different CPL openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

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