SVG File Extension

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Scalable Vector Graphics Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    3.4 (9 votes)

What is SVG file?

The SVG abbreviation stands for Scalable Vector Graphics and it is a format of a 2D graphic file. SVG is a type of language which aim is to describe 2D graphic with text based on the XML structure. The SVG format was developed within World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and it is a standard format for displaying vector graphic in Internet, and the biggest effort put in development of it was made by the Adobe company.

Possibilities of SVG files

Because of the fact that in order to describe vector graphic, text is used, scale of an SVG file can be easily changed with no quality loss. To put it simpler – content of the file – an image, can be displayed in any size.

SVG fiels can be also compressed using GZIP compression, after which format of the file is being changed into SVGZ and the final size will be smaller about 50-80 %.

Use of SVG files

Due to its textual nature based on the XML, SVG fiels enable to search, index, compress and program content, which perfectly corresponds with the idea of sharing graphic in Internet. Thanks to that, the SVG format is widely supported by Internet browsers, which are able to render images utilising this standard. Of course the SVG fiels are also supported by standard text editors and more advanced graphic editors.

Conversion of a SVG file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the SVG extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of SVG file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from SVG extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to SVG file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the SVG file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the SVG file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the SVG file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the SVG file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the SVG file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the SVG file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the SVG file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on SVG file.

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