Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) is free, platform-independent, international standard metafile format for storing and exchanging vector graphics (2D), raster graphics, and text. CGM uses an object-oriented approach and many function provisions for image production. CGM uses these object-oriented characteristics for remolding graphical elements to render an image. A metafile contains necessary information that defines other files. In CGM, a text-based source file contains all graphical elements that can be later compiled into a binary file.
A file with .emz extension is a compressed container of Enhanced Metafile (.emf file). It follows GZIP compression algorithm and takes less storage space due to compression. The small file size makes it more easy to transfer EMZ files over the network.
You can also convert CGM into many other file formats. Please see the complete list below.