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SVG File

SVG file format was introduced by the World Wide Web Consortium in 1999 and its development has been ongoing since. Since SVG is an open standard and supports compression it got widely adopted and now it is the most popular vector image format used on the internet. SVG files are used by 15.4% of websites on the internet.

SVG file format uses XML text files to define images and behaviors. This makes it easier for developers and designers to understand, interpret and if needed change SVG files. SVG 1.1 specification defines supports of the following 14 feature sets:

  • Paths
  • Basic shapes
  • Text
  • Painting
  • Color
  • Gradients and patterns
  • Clipping, masking and compositing
  • Filter effects
  • Interactivity
  • Linking
  • Scripting
  • Animation
  • Fonts
  • Metadata

SVG files are also supported on both iOS and Android platforms. SVG Tiny 1.2 (SGVT) mobile profiles were specifically developed for mobile support. SVG support is not limited to mobile internet browsers only. Many application developers use SVG for images in their apps. Storing images in vector format significantly reduces the size of the application download file and also allows much easier scaling of images in apps.

SVG files could be created, opened or edited by applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, CorelDraw. Raster editors like Adobe Photoshop or GIMP support import of SVG files and converting them to raster formats like PNG, JPG or GIF.

Office software including Microsoft Office and LibreOffice has capabilities to import SVG files into its documents. Microsoft Office 2016 started support of importing and editing SVG files since January 2017.

SVG files could also be produced by software applications using libraries such as libsvg or Batik. ImageMagick is a command line utility can also render SVG files.

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HEIC Quick Info
Description: High Efficiency Image File Format
Encoding: High Efficiency Video Coding
  • image/heif
  • image/heic
  • image/heif-sequence
  • image/heic-sequence
HEIC file opens with
  • iOS Photo App
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Android P
  • Adobe Lightroom CC 2018
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2018