Open SVG File

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What is an SVG file?

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) files are a two-dimensional vector graphics format, both static and animated, in XML format.

They are an open standard developed by the W3C and established in 1999.

This format became a W3C recommendation in September 2001, with which all browsers were updated to support this format.

It is a little known format for many people but very useful to use it, for example, in web environments.

Most people use bitmap files like JPG, or PNG and GIF if a transparent background or animated image is needed.

But what is a vector image?

An image in vector graphics is an image that is mathematically based, or put another way, an image that is not based on pixels.

It is built from vectors (which are created with mathematical formulas) that can be modified as needed.

And, how can we view an SVG image online?

SVG files can be opened either with a browser or with an online tool.

The SVG image is basically a segment of XML code, which means that you can also open it with a text editor, and in this way you can directly modify the code it contains, if you are already familiar with this type of programming.

The biggest advantages of SVG are:

  1. Open and powerful functions.
  2. The standards, composed of XML, comply with the W3C standards.
  3. Small size, do not directly store image data.
  4. It can be enlarged and enlarged without affecting the quality of the image.

In case an emergency arises in which you need to edit an SVG vector file and you do not have any of the usual editors at hand, or you are not at your computer, you can use any simple online tool that allows you to edit, from any modern browser, the SVG file you need.

Online editing services are a set of tools to learn design.

There are various online editors for SVG files, some with powerful editing tools, both graphically and at the code level; others with WYSIWYG tools.

Below are the links that will take you to some of these tools:

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If you are not able to open file with certain file extension make sure to check if extension for the file is correct. It is possible that information in the file doesn't match file extension.