.ZVI File Extension

Zeiss Vision Image

Developer Carl Zeiss
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What is a ZVI file?

A ZVI file is an image saved in the Zeiss Vision Image (ZVI) format. It contains a high-resolution image captured by a Zeiss microscope that supports up to 3x16-bit color and 16-bit monochrome. ZVI files also include metadata, such as camera and microscope settings.

More Information

ZVI files are created by AxioVision, a program used to capture images from a Zeiss microscope. The software not only allows you to capture images but also to analyze the properties of materials' structures. You can also export ZVI images to .JPG, .TIF, .TGA, .PNG, .AVI, .MOV, .CMP, .J2K, and .BMP files. AxioVision is mainly used in the scientific field by metallurgists.

How to open a ZVI file

You can open a ZVI file with Carl Zeiss AxioVision (Windows) or NetScope Viewer (Windows).

How to convert a ZVI file

You can use Carl Zeiss AxioVision (Windows) or NetScope Viewer (Windows) to convert the image a ZVI file contains to other formats. For example, NetScope Viewer can convert ZVI files to the following formats:

  • .JPG - JPEG Image
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
  • .GIF - Graphical Interchange Format
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Programs that open ZVI files


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