DZI file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dzi - Silverlight Deep Zoom Image

The DZI development files are related to Microsoft Silverlight. The DZI file is a Silverlight Deep Zoom Image. Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform implementation of the .NET Framework for building media experiences and rich interactive applications for the web, the desktop, and Windows Phone. Deep Zoom provides the ability to interactively view high-resolution images. You can zoom in and out of images rapidly without affecting the performance of your application.

Microsoft Silverlight
Development files
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Silverlight Deep Zoom Image related extensions:
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Windows PowerShell Console Script
BlackBerry Resource Content
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BREW Application Resource Header File
Android Interface Definition Language Data

.dzi - Microsoft Photosynth Deep Zoom Image

The DZI data files are related to Microsoft Photosynth. The DZI file is a Microsoft Photosynth Deep Zoom Image. Photosynth is a desktop application and a web service by Microsoft which can be used to create and share images in 3D.

Microsoft Photosynth
Data files
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Microsoft Photosynth Deep Zoom Image related extensions:
Viz Template Wizard Template
PLINK Pedigree and Genotype Table
Photo Mechanic Metadata File
SDL Trados Translation Memory Translations
Corel WordPerfect ME Expound Data
PC 1000 Acquisition Method Data

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

Can't open a .dzi 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 .dzi file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

czi, dai, di, diz, dsi, dxi, dz, dzk, dzl, rzi, vzi, wzi

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

AMP Display Font Library
DAZ Studio Layered Image Set
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DazzlerMAX Document
R-Studio Hard Disk Scan Results Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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