EMZ File Type

- The quick facts

What are EMZ files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an EMZ 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 an EMZ file?

The files that contain the .emz file extension are files that store compressed image files. These files are commonly referred to as Windows Compressed Enhanced Metafiles and they are used by a variety of different Microsoft applications.

An EMZ file is actually a compressed version of a Microsoft EMF file. This allows for easier distribution of the file online. When an EMF file is compressed using the .GZIP compression algorithm, it is then given the .emz file extension.

One the EMZ file has been uncompressed, the file's file extension normally reverts back to the standard .emf (enhanced metafile) file extension.

How to open EMZ files

Important: Different programs may use files with the EMZ file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your EMZ 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 EMZ openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension EMZ

While we know of one file format using the .EMZ 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 .EMZ file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
CorelDRAW Graphics SuiteCorelDRAW Graphics SuiteUser submitted
Microsoft Office Document ImagingMicrosoft Office Document ImagingUser submitted