File Extension Library

.CZI File Extension

  • Developer by: Carl Zeiss
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .CZI file?

.CZI file extension is created by Carl Zeiss. .CZI has been classified as Data Files. The format of .CZI file is Binary.

.CZI is Carl Zeiss Image Data File

Microscope image data file created in the Carl Zeiss CZI format; can save image stacks, time lapse series, and tile images captured from a Carl Zeiss microscope; used for generating video sequences and performing medical research.

CZI files can be analyzed and visualized with Carl Zeiss' ZEN software. There is also a Java API called ZeissCZIReader that can be used for programmatically reading the contents of CZI files. ZeissCZIReader is part of Fiji, which is incorporated into the ImageJ image processing software.

List of all softwares that can open the Carl Zeiss Image Data File
Carl Zeiss ZEN

How to Open .CZI file on different platforms

Open .CZI File on Windows

  • Right-click a .CZI
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .CZI file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .CZI files" Press "Ok"

Open .CZI File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .CZI file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .CZI File on Linux

Right click on the .CZI file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .CZI File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .CZI file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .CZI File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .CZI files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .CZI files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CZI files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CZI file format
  2. You need to check the .CZI file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)