What is an SVG File?

What is an SVG File?

Posted by Crafter Habits on Nov 15th 2020

What Is an SVG File?

An SVG file, short for scalable vector graphic file, is a standard graphics file type used for rendering two-dimensional images on the internet. Unlike other popular image file formats, the SVG format stores images as vectors. These vectors are scalable to make designs larger or smaller without losing the quality that you may lose using other formats. This makes using SVG file formats with Cricut and other cutting machines great for crafters who make tshirts, tumblers, signs etc.

Here at Crafter Habits, we sell zipped files that include SVG-PNG-EPS-JPG-DXF formats. Below is a list of what each file format is used for.

SVG Files- High quality vector files that are used in Cricut Design Space, Silhouette Studio (only when you upgrade your software to Designer or Business Edition) and othe cutting machines.

DXF Files- These files are used in Silhouette Studio when you DO NOT have the upgraded Designer Edition. DXF file is an outline of the design and my DXF file is in color so it is easier to work with. DXF files aren’t layered or grouped, they take longer to cut, and sometimes they have a mind of their own. When you first import a DXF file into Silhouette Studio, you’ll notice it’s only an outline and there aren’t any cut lines. You don't need to trace a DXF file. You can turn the cut lines on when you’re ready to cut.

PNG Files- These files do NOT have a white background around them, the background is transparent. They are like digital stickers that can be used for printing. They are high quality and work well to make things like invitations, iron on transfers, etc.

JPEG (or jpg) Files- This is basically a photograph. This type of file is supported on almost all programs and this is what you want to use if you just want to “print the picture”

EPS Files…Some people use these for embroidery files.

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