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What is WinZIP?
WinZIP is an application designed to handle files in ZIP, ZIPX, RAR, 7Z, TAR, GZIP, VHD, XZ, ISO, IMG formats and much more. The program allows you to fully manage the contents of archives including file rename, delete, copy and move, save archives in a cloud service etc.
The app integrates with ZipShare service allowing you to send files to the cloud server. Free service allows you to store files up to 50 MB, while the paid version offers an increase the limit on the file to up 2 GB. In addition to the service they give WinZip is able to use the other most popular services like Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, CloudMe, SugarSync or MediaFire. It is also possible to send files directly to your own FTP server.
Among other options offered by WinZip you can find the ability to automatically resize JPG graphics (reduction of 20-25% without quality loss), define separate data compression and algorithms for each of files, convert files to PDF, add watermarks, encrypt the contents of archives, password protect archives, create backups, preview option for files and much more.
Archives can be stored in format Open CAB, Zip and Zip 2.0. The last option is not compatible with earlier data compression algorithms available in ZIP format, but it offers a more robust mechanism for packaging files.
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