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What are SVGZ files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SVGZ file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your SVGZ files.

What is a SVGZ file?

A .SVGZ file is a Compressed Scalable Vector Graphics file.

The compressed scalable vector graphics file format is an SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) vector image. The "z" in the extension name means "zipped," and it indicates that the file is compressed.

SVG-based images are coded and defined in XML text files. They can be searched, indexed, scripted, and compressed.

Although an SVG image can be created and edited with any text editor, it is commonly made using various drawing applications. A benefit of using vector images is that the image can be scaled up or down in size without losing quality.

Web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari have supported, at least to some degree, rendering support for SVG and SVGZ image files.

This image format is commonly used for two-dimensional graphics and supports animations as well.

The SVG is designed as an open standard and was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in 1999.

How to open SVGZ files

We have identified seven SVGZ openers that are compatible with this specific type of SVGZ file.

Programs that open Compressed Scalable Vector Graphics files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
Google ChromeGoogle ChromeVerified
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterVerified

Last updated: January 24, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
Adobe IllustratorAdobe IllustratorUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
Pale MoonPale MoonUser submitted
WinCDEmuWinCDEmuUser submitted
Instant AccessInstant AccessUser submitted
Pinnacle StudioPinnacle StudioUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
SVG to JavaFX Graphics ConverterSVG to JavaFX Graphics ConverterUser submitted

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