CPT File Type

- The quick facts

What are CPT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CPT file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a CPT file?

Files that contain the .cpt file extension are most commonly associated with the Corel PhotoPaint image editing application.

Corel PhotoPaint is a part of the CorelDraw suite of software applications. The CPT files that are used by this application store bitmap images that have been created with the application. These files are bitmap pictures or graphics files that contain editable layers.

The PhotoPaint software can be used to touch up photographs and then export the images into more popular image formats such as the PNG, BMP and JPG file formats.

The .cpt file suffix is also used by Casio digital pianos. These files contain musical data that is to be used as accompaniment to a song while the user plays the actual melody.

How to open CPT files

Important: Different programs may use files with the CPT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CPT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension CPT

While we know of one file format using the .CPT file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CPT file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Corel PHOTO-PAINTCorel PHOTO-PAINTUser submitted
CorelDRAW Graphics SuiteCorelDRAW Graphics SuiteUser submitted
CorelDRAW Essential EditionCorelDRAW Essential EditionUser submitted
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