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.SVG File Extension

File Type 1Scalable Vector Graphics File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
4.4 (314 Votes)
CategoryVector Image Files

What is an SVG file?

An SVG file is a graphics file that uses a two-dimensional vector graphic format created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It describes images using a text format that is based on XML. SVG files are developed as a standard format for displaying vector graphics on the web.

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Screenshot of a .svg file in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8
SVG file open in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8

The SVG format is an open standard developed under the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), with Adobe playing a major role. SVG images can be created and exported from Adobe Creative Suite programs, such as Illustrator and GoLive.

The SVG format is not natively supported by Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and InDesign. However, you can open SVG files in these programs using the SVG Kit for Adobe CS plug-in, which is developed by Scand.

NOTE: More information about the SVG format can be found online at Adobe's Scalable Vector Graphics information page.

Open and view .SVG files with File Viewer Plus.

Programs that open SVG files

Updated 6/26/2019

File Type 2Saved Game File

2.8 (48 Votes)
CategoryGame Files

.SVG File Association 2

Saved game file created by various games, including Quake III: Team Arena, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and Grand Theft Auto 2 (GTA2); saves player progress in a game and allows progress to be resumed; typically saved by the game without the user having to manually access the actual file itself.

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Because different games use different formats for SVG files, you may have to try multiple programs before being able to open them. For example, GTA2 Saved Game Editor can edit SVG files created by GTA2 but not SVG files created by Quake III: Team Arena.

NOTE: If you don't have a program that opens or edits SVG files, try opening your SVG file in a text editor such as Notepad.

Programs that open SVG files

Updated 5/3/2013

About SVG Files

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