What is SVG file extension, and how to open it?

What is SVG file?

open svg fileSVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics file. These files carry the file extension.SVG file and these file formats are written in the XML based text format for describing how a picture should appear. As the text is used for representing the graphic, an SVG file can be reported to various sizes without losing its quality, or we can say that the format is the resolution-independent. That is the reason why all the websites and the print graphics are mostly built up in the SVG file format so that they can be resized to fit in the different designs for the future.


If an SVG file is compressed in the GZIP file compression; as a result, the data will end up with the.SVGZ file extension and will shorten the size of the file 50 percent to 80 percent smaller than the original. (.SVG) files are not just related to the graphics format, but they are saved as the Game files where games like Return to the castle and Grand Theft will autosave the progress of the Game.SVG file format. SVG files are the Vector Graphic Format that is based on the XML, which displays the graphics on the web and other environments.


How to open SVG files in CorelDRAW?

  1. The very first step is to Launch CorelDRAW
  2. Select the file menu and then choose an open button from the drop-down menu
  3. Browse the SVG file that you need to open
  4. Select that SVG file
  5. Edit the file and save it.
  6. Open the newly saved SVG file on windows.


Compatibility on windows

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows 10


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Open files on Mac

macOS 10.12

macOS 10.13

macOS 10.14


How to open an SVG file?

1 Using Different Program

 If the SVG file cannot be opened by double-clicking on it, you should try to open the file with another different program such as Active Backup Expert Project File, Model Browser Image, and many others. 


2 Get Clue From The File Type

As you know, the fact that a single file extension can be used for the multiple types of files.if you know the type of file, you can easily find how to open it. SVG files are often differentiated as the Vector images, and to open the Vector image files, several programs are available there, and if you have already installed one of those programs on your computer, it’s easy for you to open the SVG file.


3 Contact The Developer Of Program

Whether the experts or the software, nobody knows more than the Developer of that particular Software about the related file extensions. If you are unable to open the SVG file with any of the programs you should contact the Developer of the software, he will guide you with the best possibilities for sure and will help you in opening your SVG file.


4 Get a Universal File Viewer

 Universal File Viewer is when no other program is helping you out in opening the SVG file you should immediately Download and Install the software like File Magic which can open any file formats and will save your day. Even if some files are not compatible with the Universal File Viewer, the data will still get open but in Binary Format.


How to convert an SVG file?


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SVG to PDF In Adobe Illustrator

  • Browse the SVG file and select the file
  • Open the selected file
  • Tap on the file menu and select the Print button from the drop-down list and open up the print window.
  • Choose novaPDF from the extended drop-down menu.
  • Tap the print command and then click on OK after choosing the path and the filename.
  • The PDF file will be created later.


SVG to PDF in Corel Paintshop photo

  • Open Corel Paintshop and navigate the file from the file menu and select the open command from the drop-down list.
  • Tap on the file menu and click the print command from the drop-down.
  • Then tap on the printer button and opt nova PDF from the drop-down menu of printer names.
  • At last, click on OK and then Print for creating the PDF file.


SVG to PDF in Inkscape

  • Firstly open Inkscape
  • tap the file menu and then select the open command from the drop-down menu for conversion.
  • Tap the file button and select the print command from the drop-down list and then opt for novaPDF as the printer name.
  • Tap the print command, and the SVG file will be saved as a PDF file.


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