File Extension CBZ

File type: Comic Book Reader (ZIP file)

About the CBZ file type:

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The CBZ file extension is used to store comic books pages and when extracted, it allows viewing of the pages in an orderly manner. The CDisplay image viewer made the CBZ file extension popular which also paved the way for other viewers to be created and used in different Operating Systems. The most common files stored in it are PNG or JPEG files. The file extension of the comic archive files tells what type of compression was used.

Detailed information for file extension CBZ

Category: Compressed files
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: CDisplay, Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe-Save 20%
Open with Linux: Comix, other decompression tools
Another comic book archive file extension used to store comic book images is the CBR file extension which makes use of the RAR compression. This file can also be viewed through the CDisplay image viewer. These files need not be decompressed to view it. It can be directly opened through the mentioned image viewer. In addition, the files that are sometimes stored in the CBZ file extension include BMP, TIFF and GIF. Numbers are usually used for the file names inside the archive file to indicate the sequence of the comic book.