Convert SVG files into PNGs with Adobe Photoshop.

Learn how to use Photoshop as a converter to change SVGs into PNG files with just a few clicks.

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What are SVG files?

SVG stands for scalable vector graphics. It’s a scalable, open format file that defines graphics in Extensible Mark-up Language or XML. Scalable here means SVG graphics are typically used to share images on the web because they retain their quality when very large or very small.


Because SVG is a vector graphic format, Photoshop will automatically convert the file to a raster image when it’s imported. If you’re using Adobe Illustrator, you can still work with it in a vector image format.


What are PNG files?

PNG stands for portable network graphics. PNG is a raster graphics format that allows for lossless data compression. That means it allows the original data to be completely reconstructed from only the compressed data. PNGs are ideal for line drawings, text files and simple graphics. 


As a raster graphics file type, PNGs are smaller and because they use less system memory, they load faster and are easier to work with than SVG files. The downside is that they don’t retain their quality when scaled up or down. If you use a PNG file in larger dimensions than the original file, individual pixels will start to show.

Use Adobe Photoshop to convert SVG images to PNG images.

Get lossless compression, preserve image resolution and lower your file size by converting from SVG to PNG. Use Photoshop for a fast way to turn large file formats into smaller, easier-to-use graphic types.


To convert SVG into PNG:


Open your SVG file in Photoshop. This will automatically rasterise your SVG file.


Click File.


Select Export.


Go to Export As.


Select PNG from the drop-down menu.


Adjust the image and canvas sizes as needed.

If you need to turn your SVG file into another format such as JPG, XML or GIF, follow those same steps.

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