File Extension SVGZ

  • Full name
    Compressed SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a SVGZ file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a SVGZ file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your SVGZ file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The file extension SVGZ identifies svg files that have been compressed with GZIP.

SVG is a standard 2D vector graphics format developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for displaying vector graphics on the Internet. The so-called Scalabe Vector Graphics Format (scalable vector graphics) describes images in a text format based on XML. Even normal pictures can be embedded.

SVGZ files can be used directly as a graphic format (eg for data exchange) or embedded in a web page. Most new browsers can display SVGZ graphics, but Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 requires a plugin for this.

In addition to images, SVGZ also supports animations. On the one hand, animation is possible through Javascript, but the XML multimedia standard Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) can also be used to animate states such as color, position and size.

In addition to the current format version SVG 1.1, there is also an SVG Tiny 1.2, which is geared to the application in mobile devices.

Programs which can open a SVGZ file

How to open a SVGZ file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the SVGZ file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a SVGZ file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support SVGZ files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a SVGZ file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all SVGZ files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with SVGZ there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the SVGZ file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the SVGZ file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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