.SVG File Extension

A .SVG file is a Scalable Vector Graphic, created by W3C.

Open with Inkscape. Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .SVG file?

An SVG file, which stands for Scalable Vector Graphic, is a type of image file that stores graphics in a format that can be resized to any dimension without losing clarity or quality. This makes SVG files ideal for images like logos, charts, and other designs that need to be displayed in various sizes across different platforms.

SVG files are unique because they are vector-based rather than pixel-based. This means they use lines, points, and shapes to represent images, which allows them to be scaled up or down without becoming blurry or pixelated, unlike traditional bitmap images such as JPEGs or PNGs.

There are many programs and tools that can open and edit SVG files. Some of the most popular include: 1. **Inkscape** - A free and open-source vector graphics editor that is widely used for creating and editing SVG files. 2. **Adobe Illustrator 2023** - A professional vector graphics editing tool that provides advanced features for graphic design. 3. **Adobe InDesign 2023** - Typically used for publishing projects but also supports SVG files for incorporating vector graphics into layouts. 4. **CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2023** and **Corel PaintShop Pro 2023** - Both are comprehensive graphic design software suites that support SVG files. 5. **GIMP** - Although primarily a raster graphics editor, it can also handle some vector graphics functions including SVG. 6. **Kolourpaint** and **qView** - Simpler graphics tools that can open and display SVG files. 7. **Boxy SVG** - A streamlined SVG editor that works directly in web browsers and as a standalone app. 8. **SVGator**, **Vecteezy Editor**, and **Linearity Curve** - These are specialized tools for creating and editing SVG files, often with a focus on animation and interactivity.

Additionally, SVG files can be viewed directly in any modern web browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari. This makes them very convenient for use on websites and in web applications. They can also be opened and edited with basic text editors since SVG files are written in XML format, which is plain text.

For mobile and cloud users, Google Drive supports viewing SVG files online, and there are apps like TouchAware Limited iDesign for iOS and File Viewer for Android that facilitate working with SVG files on mobile devices.

Overall, the versatility in terms of scalability and the wide range of software compatibility makes SVG files a preferred choice for graphic designers and web


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