SVG or Scalable Vector Graphics are very popular among web designers these days. A couple of days ago, we learned what SVG is and how can we use it, but one thing that we didn’t cover completely back there was which software are best to viewing and editing SVG files.
Now let me make a big revelation before moving on. If you have the latest Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser installed, you can open SVG files right in them.
Even though web browsers can open SVG files, that doesn’t mean they are the most ideal way of viewing these files. Viewing SVG images in web browsers is just like drinking water in a plate… it works, but it’s not ideal.
So today we are sharing a list of the best SVG viewers and editors that will make SVG files, your slaves!
One more thing, if you have not studied our SVG guide and you are a web designer, please read it. It will really help you.
SVG Viewers and Editors
Free SVG Editor is a fairly simple software utility created to help you modify the contents of Scalable Vector Graphics files, also enabling you to output them to other formats, like JPG, WMP, BMP or PNG, with minimal effort entailed for you.
Opening and viewing of SVG files has been made simpler with the Free SVG Viewer.
Even though Adobe has discontinued its production, all of its versions are freely available for download on Adobe’s own website.
The following are image editors, just like Photoshop but these can open SVG files (unlike Photoshop) and they are all free.
This is one of the most famous Photoshop alternatives on the planet. And you can use it as an SVG viewer.
This is my favorite free Photoshop alternate software. This also has the ability to view SVG images.
Active Pixels is a unique Image and Computer Graphics editor that enables you to view and convert SVG images.
These are all free universal file viewers that can open nearly any file.
Open Freely is a free, multi-format file viewer that will allow you to open and view all kinds of documents, including media files and Office documents.
AhaView is a handy image viewer and converter for Windows that opens all kinds of vector and bitmap images.
As we discussed in our guide, one of the biggest advantage of an SVG file is that it can be indexed. So here are SVG file indexers.
Saladin is an open source dual-pane file manager for Windows that can view and index SVG images.
When it comes to searching for files on your computer, there are several options. But if you need to search inside documents, then you need a very specific tool such as DocFetcher.