Files emz extension are used by a variety applications developed by the Microsoft. An emz file contains enhanced metadata (EMF vector image format) compressed with ZIP algorithm.

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

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Software that open emz file

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EMZ file extension - Microsoft Windows compressed enhanced metafile

What is emz file? How to open emz files?

File type specification:

Vector graphic file type icon Vector graphic file type

File extension emz is used for a GZIP compressed version of the EMF format, used for vector graphic metafiles in Microsoft Windows.

EMZ file format is supported by latest versions of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visio.

Because .emz files are basically just compressed versions of emf files it may be possible to read emz files with EMF-supporting applications and image viewers.

Updated: April 22, 2024

The default software associated to open emz file:

Microsoft Visio icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visio  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visio is a diagram application that creates diagrams using vector graphics. It is distributed as part of the Microsoft Office Family and is also available as a subscription through Microsoft Office 365. 

Visio allows users to create professional diagrams with just a few clicks. It makes diagramming simple, whether you want to capture a flowchart that you brainstormed on a whiteboard quickly, map an IT network, build an organizational chart, document a business process, or draw a floor plan.

Adobe Photoshop icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Photoshop  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop is great photography editing software that offers numerous features, powerful tools and other breakthrough capabilities to offer their users maximum performance for image editing.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

Help how to open:

Most vector graphic editors can work with EMZ format, including Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, or PaintShop Pro.

You can rename the EMZ file extension to ZIP file extension and extract files from ZIP archive by compression utilities such as WinZip or WinRAR. Archive contains the EMF Windows Enhanced Metafile.

How to convert:

Use any compatible vector graphics software to export *.emz files to other picture image formats.

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List of software applications associated to the .emz 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 emz file, edit emz file, convert emz file, view emz file, play emz file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Software that open emz file - Microsoft Windows compressed enhanced metafile

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with emz file by default:
Microsoft Visio small icon Microsoft Visio
Adobe Photoshop small icon Adobe Photoshop
Other suggested software:
Corel PaintShop Pro small icon Corel PaintShop Pro
Adobe Illustrator small icon Adobe Illustrator

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