Files with zvi suffix can be often found as microscope images saved using the Carl Zeiss AxioVision software.

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ZVI file extension - Zeiss AxioVision microscope image

What is zvi file? How to open zvi files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

File extension zvi is mainly related to Zeiss Vision Image. ZVI format has been developed by Carl Zeiss specifically to meet the requirements of modern microscopy. You can use it to save images including multidimensional, time lapse or Z-stack images. The format groups together your image data with all relevant information in a compact file:

  • Acquisition date
  • Microscope settings
  • Exposure values
  • Size and scale details
  • Contrasting method used
  • Fluorescent dyes used
  • Stage position (x,y)
  • Binning
  • and much more

All information is available at all times and images can be reproduced under identical conditions even years later.

Microscope images can be saved as uncompressed raw data or using lossless or JPG compression.


The default software associated to zvi file type:

AxioVision picture or screenshot

Carl Zeiss AG logoAxioVision  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Carl Zeiss AG

AxioVision is utility used to analyze digital microscopy images distributed with Carl Zeiss imaging system.

Help how to open ZVI files:

Use AxiVision to work with the *.zvi files or other programs that can process microscope images.

How to convert file with extension ZVI:

Possibly can be exported to other image formats.

List of software applications associated to the .zvi file extension

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

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

  • Open zvi file
  • Edit zvi file
  • View zvi file
  • Create zvi file
  • Import zvi file
  • Others zvi file

Software that open zvi file - Zeiss AxioVision microscope image

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