.CBZ File Extension
File Type 1Comic Book Zip Archive
This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.
What is a CBZ file?
A CBZ file is a comic book created in the Comic Book Zip (CBZ) format. It saves multiple images, commonly .PNG or .JPEG files, organized into pages of the comic. CBZ files are similar to .CBR files but use .ZIP compression instead of .RAR compression.
CBZ files can be read using many different comic book viewers, including Comical and Calibre. You can also extract CBZ files with a decompression program and view the enclosed images manually. However, the order of the extracted images may not be correct.
NOTE: The Komik Reader application for Android is available for free or purchase.
File Type 2ChessBase Encrypted Database Archive
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
.CBZ File Association 2
File created by ChessBase, a program used for reviewing chess games played; saves all files for the database in a single archive and encrypts them with a user-specified password; allows databases to be shared securely.
NOTE: ChessBase databases by default are comprised of many different files, such as .CBH (header) and .CBG (game moves) files. Therefore, CBZ files are convenient ways to share all files in a single archive. You can also archive a database into a non-encrypted version by using the .CBV format.