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CZI file format description

Many people share .czi files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .czi file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .czi files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.czi - Carl Zeiss Image Data

CZI file is a Carl Zeiss Image Data. The CZI file format has been developed by ZEISS to specifically meet the requirements of imaging in microscopy.

.czi file format description:
CZI format
ZEN Imaging Software
Graphic files
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Carl Zeiss Image Data related links:
Carl Zeiss Image Data related extensions:
MegaZeux Image
TutorPro Packed Graphics
Bugbiter APAC239i Bitmap Image
HEIF Image
Raw CMYK Bitmap
Live Picture IVUE Image

Naturally, other applications may also use the .czi file extension. Even harmful programs can create .czi files. Be especially cautious with .czi files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .czi file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .czi file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cai, zi, dzi, cxi, ci, vzi, cz, csi

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Coherent X-ray Imaging Data

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