Open SVG File

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Convert PNG to SVG

Converting a raster-based image to a vector-based one is a simple task and one way or another, it can be done automatically using web services, which you'll see below.

However, it is necessary to first understand each format, its characteristics, advantages and disadvantages, and what is the result of making said conversion.

Portable Network Graphics

PNG is a raster-based graphics format that uses a lossless compression algorithm, known as deflation, with 5 filtering methods that can drastically reduce file size.

Given the problems with GIF graphics, PNG was created as a free format to replace it.

It is important to note that PNG supports three main types of raster images: a grayscale image, a color indexed image, and the color image.

The PNG format stores graphic information in compressed form, and we will see the difference, in terms of the vector format.

Scalable Vector Graphics

For its part, the SVG format, whose acronym stands for Scalable Vector Graphics, is a very useful vector format for use, especially in web services, due to its flexibility and ability to offer quality graphics.

The heart that defines the behavior of an SVG file comes from a text file with XML code.

Basically, SVG is a language compatible with CSS and JavaScript, which is used to draw and represent graphics, images and logos, ideal for web pages.

These SVG files were created so that they can be rendered in any modern web browser.

What happens when we convert PNG to SVG?

When converting raster images such as PNG, you will convert the shapes and objects in the image into vector graphics, but in black and white, however, these are scalable without loss of quality.

These objects can then be refined or colored using a vector graphics program such as Inkscape.

You should consider that the output of the conversion (SVG format) will most likely not have the desired effect.

Software to convert PNG to SVG

It is important to note that each conversion service has its own instructions and steps, however, they all converge on: upload the PNG image, choose the output format, convert and download.

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