SVGZ - Compressed Scalable Vector Graphics File

What is a SVGZ file

SGVZ files are very closely related to SVG files. It is also a scalable vector graphic. However, it underwent compression using the gzip compression method. Just like that SVG file, SVGZ images contain the typical image data such as transparency, animations, filters, and more. In addition, they contain graphics data in an XML format.

What sets SVGZ files apart from SVG files is their file size. Typically, they are between 50 and 80 percent smaller than the uncompressed version. This comes in handy when you want to send or share the graphics via the internet or e-mail.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open SVGZ documents:

  • Adobe Illustrator (Windows & Mac)
  • Adobe SVG Viewer (Windows, Mac & Linux)
  • Autodesk Tinkercad (Windows & Web)
  • Corel PaintShop Pro (Windows)
  • Inkscape (Windows, Mac & Linux)
  • Serif DrawPlus (Windows)
Extension SVGZ
MIME type image/svg+xml
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