.CBZ File Extension

.CBZ File Extension

File Type 1

Comic Book Zip Archive

Developer N/A
3.7  |  37 Votes
Category Compressed Files
Format Zip

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.

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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.

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Programs that open or reference CBZ files

Updated December 13, 2018
File Type 2

ChessBase Encrypted Database Archive

Developer ChessBase
2.4  |  7 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Binary

What is a CBZ file?

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.

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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.

Programs that open CBZ files

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Updated August 29, 2012

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