SVG File Type

- The quick facts

What are SVG files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SVG file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a SVG file?

SVG files have multiple uses, and Scalable Vector Graphics is one of them.

Scalable Vector Graphics

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. The files that contain the .svg file extension store two-dimensional graphics. The SVG file format is based on the XML markup language. This means that even though the file contains an image, the file itself is actually stored in a text-based file format.

The SVG file format was created by the World Wide Web Consortium as a standard way to display vector graphics on the Internet.

Files with the .svg extension are often created in Adobe Creative Suite applications but are not solely reserved for the Adobe programs.

SVG files can be compressed, but once compressed the files will contain the .svgz extension.

How to open SVG files

We have identified 5 SVG openers that are compatible with this specific type of SVG file.

Programs that open Scalable Vector Graphics files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
Google ChromeGoogle ChromeVerified

Last updated: March 26, 2022

More file formats using the SVG extension

Through our research of SVG files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • 3D Draw SVG Image
  • SuperView Graphics Bitmap

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SVG files. Remember, different programs may use SVG files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Maxthon Cloud BrowserMaxthon Cloud BrowserUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
GIMPGIMPUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
CocCocCocCocUser submitted
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
ChromiumChromiumUser submitted
OperaOperaUser submitted

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