Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) It's a XML based two-dimensional graphic file format.
How do you open SVG files?
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) files are supported by almost all popular web browsers like Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc. If you can’t view the files through the double-clicking method, open them using a different program. The programs you can use are Model Browser Image and Active Backup Expert Project File. You can also use the free viewing tool ‘GroupDocs Viewer’ that is compatible with every operating system.
Some non-Adobe programs that can open SVG files include CADSoftTools ABViewer, CorelDRAW, and Corel PaintShop Pro. When all programs fail to open your SVG files, use the universal file viewer ‘File Magic’ and make your day!
Where can I use my SVG File Logo?
SVG or scalable vector graphics can be used to showcase vector images on websites. You can scale them up or down as required and use them without worrying about the quality. This makes them a perfect choice for a responsive web design. As SVG files scale well, they can be used for large format printing like signboards, clothing, sandwich boards, etc.
SVG format images are also great for other printing materials like stickers, business cards, labels, posters, etc. You can add SVG files to your website and make your brand stand out.
Pros of SVG File
Vector images are responsive and resolution-independent. That means SVG files can be easily scaled to any dimension without worrying about their quality. Since they are scalable, you can save them at minimal file size. SVGs are ideal for graphs, logons, and the likes. Reason - they are aesthetically pleasing due to their infinite scalability.
SVG files are also easily editable and animatable. Hyperlinks and other information can be easily added through scripting or styling. These files are SEO-friendly and hence meta tags, keywords, etc. can be used.
Cons of SVG File
Since SVG files are path-based and point-based and don't use pixels, they are not very detailed. Understanding the codes behind these files can be a bit tricky, thus making them difficult to display on the internet. This decreases their cross-browser responsiveness. An SVG file supports only two-dimensional images which makes it impossible to use them with photographs. Further, legacy browsers don’t support this file format.