A cbz file extension is used for popular comics e-book format based on ZIP compression. It's basically a renamed zip that contains several or more images that can be viewed in comic readers in a slideshow mode.

There is one other file type using
the CBZ file extension!

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Software that open cbz file

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CBZ file extension - Comic Book Archive file or ComicBook Reader e-book

What is cbz file? How to open cbz files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

cbz file icon: cbz filetype icon

The cbz file extension is used for Comics Book Archives packaged with the ZIP compression.

The cbz file is basically renamed zip file and can be decompressed with any .ZIP file utility.

The CDisplay program displays the comic book images so it is useful to use for this particular zip archive type.

These files typically contain png or jpg files and occasionally gif, bmp, and tiff are seen.

This file format is typically used for comics.

Updated: April 6, 2024

The default software associated to open cbz file:

CDisplay Comic Reader icon

David Ayton logoCDisplay Comic Reader  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
David Ayton

A popular image-viewing application optimized for DRM-free comic books and manga. The UI is clean, simple, and 100% focused on the reading experience. CDisplay is a freeware for Microsoft Windows.

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Help how to open:

You can use CDisplay Comic Reader or similar software, capable to read *.cbz files.

How to convert:

The *.cbz file is basically ZIP archive file with renamed file extension ZIP on CBZ file extension. Therefore you can rename the CBZ file extension on ZIP and open the file WinZip.

JPEG and PNG images, located within the archive, can be convert in graphic utilities to another graphic image format or you can compress extracted files from CBZ archive in WinRAR and change RAR file extension on CBR file extension and now you have Comic Book Archive file with RAR compression. CBR file can be open in CDisplay Comic Reader.

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 50 4B 03 04
ASCII code: PK

List of software applications associated to the .cbz file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open cbz file, edit cbz file, convert cbz file, view cbz file, play cbz file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting cbz files.

cbz file viewer - programs that view cbz file - Comic Book Archive file or ComicBook Reader e-book

Programs supporting the exension cbz on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for view cbz file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with cbz file by default:
CDisplay Comic Reader small icon CDisplay Comic Reader
Other suggested software:
ComicRacks small icon ComicRacks
CDisplay Ex small icon CDisplay Ex
OpenBerg Lector
Calibre small icon Calibre

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