SVGZ File Type- The quick facts
What are SVGZ files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a SVGZ 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 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 6 SVGZ openers that are compatible with this specific type of SVGZ file.
Programs that open Compressed Scalable Vector Graphics files
Last updated: March 26, 2022
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.
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