Did your computer fail to open a SVG file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .SVG files.
What is a SVG file?
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.
Suggest another file format using extension SVG
While we know of one file format using the .SVG file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SVG file.
Various SVG file openers, viewers, etc.
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.