SVGZ File - opening and understanding

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

How to open SVGZ 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 SVGZ for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension SVGZ

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

Various viewers for this file format

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.

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Google ChromeGoogle ChromeUser submitted
Paint Shop ProPaint Shop ProUser submitted
InkscapeInkscapeUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
Adobe IllustratorAdobe IllustratorUser submitted
OperaOperaUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CodeMicrosoft Visual Studio CodeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SVGZ-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 SVGZ-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!