Scalable Vector Graphics, most commonly known as SVG is an Extensible Mark-ups Language based on vector image format for 2D pictures and graphics with support for animations. The SVG is developed in the year 1999 by World Wide Web Consortium. The SVG images can be searched, scripted, and compressed. It can be created and edited by any software of text editors and drawing software due to the XML features in SVG.
All the modern websites, including Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and others have the feature of SVG support available. The graphics that are available in SVG are of three types which are as follows, vector graphics, bitmap images, and texts. Besides the computer system availability of SVG, the feature is now also available for mobile devices and they are known as SVG Tiny and SVG Basic. It is also available on various mobile devices such as Motorola, Samsung, LG, and Siemens devices.
SVG was updated to 1.1 version in the year 2011, and later on 15 September 2015 on the recommendation of W3C, SVG 2 was launched with various brand new features in comparison to SVG 1.1.
How to create SVG images?
There are dozens of graphic editor tools available in the market that will help you to create an SVG image. Some of the tools available over the internet are free, while others are paid.
Steps to create an SVG image
Most of the digital images are of the Bitmap pixel graphics. Bitmap images are composed of pixels that record the information of the image on each and every pixel. To create SVG images, you first have to vectorize the image, which is an important base of the image.
One of the most common graphic editing tools used in creating an SVG image is Adobe Illustrator.
Here are the steps that you need to follow for creating an SVG image:
- In the first step, select your JPG image source.
- Now to upload a JPG image file to be converted to SVG, you have to reach to the top of the converter menu and access the toolbar that shows different sources.
- Choose the desired source and navigate to the file you want to convert.
- Now, click on the convert button.
- In the final step, click on the download button.
There are various tools available over the internet to create an SVG image, and you can use any of them as per your requirement and their availability.