A qtz file extension is mainly found on files on Mac OS X (macOS) platform. These files are used by the Core graphics framework including Quartz 2D and Quartz Composer.

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

empty icon.qtz - QuaSZ texture data

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Software that open qtz file

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QTZ file extension - Mac Quartz graphics

What is qtz file? How to open qtz files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

qtz file icon: qtz filetype icon

The qtz file extension is related to Quartz graphics layer, a special part of MAC OS X (macOS). Core Graphics framework: Quartz 2D and Quartz Composer.

It includes both a 2D renderer in Core Graphics and the composition engine that sends instructions to the graphics card. Because of this vertical nature, Quartz is often interchanged synonymously with Core Graphics.

The default software associated to open qtz file:

macOS icon

Apple, Inc. logomacOS  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.qtz files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .qtz file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .qtz 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 qtz file, edit qtz file, convert qtz file, view qtz file, play qtz 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 qtz files.

Software that open qtz file - Mac Quartz graphics

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with qtz file by default:
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