SVG is a file extension that is the shortcut of
Scalable Vector Graphics . SVG files are used to store different graphics, pictures as an XML based data with a scalable graphics. In this tutorial, we will examine the SVG file format standard, features, versions, advantages, use cases, tools to open SVG files.
SVG is an XML based file extension which is mainly used to store graphic data. SVG file contains the graphic data in XML format with GZIP compression because the data is text-based which can take a lot of space. SVG files also used in Saved Game files.
SVG is also a standard where it is created by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The first SVG file standard version is created in 1999. The popularity and advantages of the SVG file format forced to create updated version 1.1 in 2011. The latest version of the SVG which is 2.0 is created on 15 September 2016. There are two main profiles for SVG file standard names
SVG Tiny and
SVG Basic .
SVG format provides some advantages over other popular image formats like Png, Jpeg, etc.
Scalability Programmability Accessibility Performance
SVG files can be used a lot of different areas because of its performance, size, and support. But some areas SVG used are special and effective for its usage.
Pain Illustrations Diagrams Logos and Icons Animations Charts Graphs Infographics Maps Special Effects Interface and Applications
SVG file contains all the data about the graphic as XML as we can see below. The first line provides the <svg> tag in order to define the SVG file and the default size.
SVG File Parts
The SVG file format is very popular which makes a lot of applications to open an SVG file. Here we will list some of the most popular applications which can open the SVG file. Some of these applications can also edit the SVG file too.