EMZ File - opening and understanding

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

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

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

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 viewers for this file format

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.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser 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
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with EMZ-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 EMZ-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!