.CZI File Extension

Carl Zeiss Image

Files with .czi extension are images saved by Zeiss CZI microscopes. They contain the image plus metadata. CZI files are supported by software for Linux, macOS, and Windows. ImageJ can open CZI files ...

General Information

Title CZI File Extension
Extension .czi
Full Form Carl Zeiss Image
File Type Image File
Developer Carl Zeiss Microscopy
MIME Type image/x-zeiss-czi

File Function

Primary Function Store microscope images
Additional Functions Metadata storage, Multidimensional imaging
Features High resolution, Multilayer

File Characteristics

Quality High resolution
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable With software

Use Cases

Scientific Research Yes
Medical Imaging Yes
Material Analysis Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low risk
Best Practices Regular updates, Access control

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2007
Latest Version Varies with ZEN software

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .tiff, .svs, .lsm

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
ZEN Paid, Free lite version Windows
Bio-Formats Free Cross-platform
ImageJ with plugins Free Windows, Mac, Linux