Zip Files – What are zip files and how do I use them?

A ZIP file is a compressed folder containing multiple files. It allows you to transfer many files at once, and takes up less storage space than the files would if they were not compressed. This makes files quicker to download and easier to handle. ZIP files are a common way to distribute content.

Both Windows and Mac OSX are able to open and uncompress ZIP files without additional software. iPhones and iPads will require an additional app. However, as our clipart files are large, we recommend downloading the files directly to your desktop.