Scalable Vector Graphics Format (SVG)

The Scalable Vector Graphics file format is an Internet standard vector format for describing two-dimensional graphics in XML. SVG supports vector graphic shapes, images, and text. For more information about this format refer to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website

This file format is not supported in the non-vector toolkits. Read support and write support for this format are provided in the LEADTOOLS Vector Imaging Pro toolkit and are unlocked when the Vector features are unlocked.

The default extension used by this format is: SVG.

This file format is supported by Adobe SVG Viewer, CorelDraw! 10.0, JASC WebDraw and Apache Batik SVG browser.

This file format does not support layers, but it will save embedded raster objects.

When saving SVG files, the images are stored externally and a reference to the image(s) is added to the file. Use FILE_SVG_EMBED_IMAGES to save raster images embedded inside the SVG file.

LEADTOOLS supports loading this format as raster image, vector or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) document.

File constants associated with this file format are:

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
FILE_SVG Yes Yes [247] Scalable Vector Graphics Format.
FILE_SVG_EMBED_IMAGES Yes Yes [289] Scalable Vector Graphics Format with embedded raster images.
FILE_SVGZ Yes Yes [397] GZIP compressed SVG.

When SVG files are rasterized, they are 24 BPP.

The following table indicates which objects LEAD can load and which objects it can save:

Object Load Save
Animation Not Supported Not Supported
Circle Supported Supported
Class Styles Supported Not Supported
Clipping, Masking, and Compositing Not Supported Not Supported
Color Supported Supported
Ellipse Supported Supported
Elliptical Paths Supported Not Supported
Filling, Stroking, and Marker Supported Supported
Filter Effects Not Supported Not Supported
Fonts Supported Supported
Gradients and Patterns Not Supported Not Supported
Group Object Supported Not Supported
HPolyBezier Not Supported Supported
Interactivity Not Supported Not Supported
Lines Supported Supported
Linking Not Supported Not Supported
Paths Supported Not Supported
PolyBezier Not Supported Supported
PolyDraw Supported Supported
Polygons Supported Supported
Polyline Supported Supported
Raster Supported Supported
Rectangle Supported Supported
Spline Not Supported Supported
Text Supported Supported
Transformation Matrices Supported Not Supported
Vertex Not Supported Not Supported

Required DLLs and Libraries

Related Formats


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