Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format (and very flexible in that images can be searched, indexed, scripted, and compressed) and an open standard developed since 1999 by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and is supported by the major browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 9-10, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera.
SVG images allow three types of graphic objects: vector graphics, raster graphics, and text. Graphical objects, such as PNG and JPEG raster images are easily grouped modified, styled transformed and composed into different rendered objects and can have their behaviors easily modified using XML text files, therefore using text editiors is one way of creating SVG images.

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How to embed base64 images in SVG

When creating SVG files you can include images by several means using local images, external URLs, and using base64 images. This tutorial covers how...
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How to convert WMF files to SVG in java…

This article will show you how to convert WMF files into SVG files. We also have a related article covering how to read WMF...
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How to convert EMF files to SVG in Java…

This article shows you how to convert EMF files into SVG files using our JDeli Java Image library. We also have a related article...
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What are the WMF and EMF Image File formats?

Windows Metafile (WMF) and Enhanced MetaFile (EMF) are 2 linked image formats developed by Microsoft since the 1990s. Enhanced MetaFile is essentially an updated...
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How to Enable SVG Gzip Compression on Apache and…

Gzip compression is a widely supported method of reducing the size of the content sent from a web server in order to improve the...
Leon Atherton
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