.svg

File Type Scalable Vector Graphics File IconScalable Vector Graphics File
File Format Standard (developed by Adobe Systems)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

SVG is a language for describing 2D vector graphics in XML. Therefore, SVG files are saved in a text format, but can be viewed as images in supporting graphics programs.

The SVG standard is developed by the SVG Working Group. It serves as both an image format and a programming API for graphic-based applications. Adobe is known as the largest contributor to the development of the SVG standard, but several other companies have also helped author the format.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Visio

IconCorelDRAW

IconCorel PaintShop Pro

macOS

IconInkscape

IconGIMP

IconAdobe Illustrator

Unix

IconGIMP

IconKolourpaint

IconInkscape

Updated July 1, 2009
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