.SVG File Extension

Adobe Systems
File Type:
Scalable Vector Graphics File

Having trouble opening .svg extension? Don't panic! This page explains what svg files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open svg files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a SVG file?

Svg file extension has Scalable Vector Graphics file type, developed by Adobe Systems, which is associated with the "vector image files" category.

SVG file involves 2D vector graphic format which is generated by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It is primarily used for describing images that use a text format, related to XML.

Users can generate SVG images as well as export them, using Adobe Creative Suite applications. Even though such programs as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Photoshop Elements do not support the SVG format, users may still access SVG files with the help of the SVG Kit for Adobe CS plug-in.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

svg file icon
Adobe Systems
File Type:
Scalable Vector Graphics File
Vector Image Files

How to open SVG file?

Double click the svg file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .svg extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the svg extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the svg file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open SVG files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the svg file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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