SVGZ, Compressed Scalable Vector Graphics File (.svgz)

The SVGZ Vector image file format

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.

Technical details of SVGZ files

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.

More information about the SVGZ file format

File extension .svgz
File category Vector image
Example file Download example.svgz file (125.59 KiB)
Associated programs 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)
Useful links More about SVGZ files
Developer Adobe Systems