What is a .SVGZ File And How To Open It – Adobe Systems (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .svgz extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .svgz file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .SVGZ file?

The .SVGZ file extension comes from Compressed SVG File. The developer of this file extension is Adobe Systems. The format of this file is binary, and it is a vector related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .svgz file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SVGZ file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .SVGZ file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SVGZ file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .svgz file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Inkscape software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Corel PaintShop Pro and Inkscape.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SVGZ file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Inkscape software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SVGZ file on Mac

To open the .svgz file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Inkscape software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Inkscape.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SVGZ file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Inkscape software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SVGZ file on Linux

The .svgz file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the Inkscape software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Inkscape.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SVGZ file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Inkscape software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SVGZ file?

If you are still unable to open the .SVGZ file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .SVGZ file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .svh – IEEE, .svi – Samsung, .svm – StarDivision, .svn-base – The Apache Project, .svn-work – CollabNet. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SVGZ file with the Inkscape, Corel PaintShop Pro programs on Windows, Inkscape program on Mac and Inkscape software on Linux.