Opening SVGZ files

Did your computer fail to open a SVGZ file? We explain what SVGZ files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your SVGZ files.

What is a SVGZ file?

The .Svgz or the compressed scalable vector graphics file format that is mostly associated with files that derived by using the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). The .svgz files contain graphics data in SVG format. The "z" in the extension name means "zipped" and it indicates that the file is compressed.

SVG-based images, especially their characteristics 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, they are commonly created by using various drawing applications

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

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a vector image format that is XML-based. Commonly used for two-dimensional graphics that offer provision for animation and interactivity. The SVG is designed as an open standard and was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) since 1999.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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