SVG stands for “Scalable Vector Graphics”. It is a robust, XML-based format for statistical and dynamic vector images.

SVG is an open standard and is well supported by various applications. SVG vector images can be opened in web browsers such as Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Explorer. For further processing, vector image applications such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape can be used. Inkscape is free to download from the website and works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

All common Vector Image formats (EPS, AI, WMF, CDR) can be opened in Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator and converted to SVG.

SVG is a preferred format for file type Images (vector) and for file type Computer Aided Design (CAD).