Vectorize your PNG images by converting them to the popular SVG format – quickly, easily, and for free.
While SVG and PNG are two very different file formats, you can use our proprietary converter for quick and easy PNG vectorization. This tool is completely free to use, despite the outputs being comparable in quality to paid converters. You can also upload multiple files at once to convert large numbers of PNGs and SVGs in minimal time.
Converting a PNG image file into the SVG format isn't like other file conversions. You generally can't just save a PNG into an SVG file using your favorite image-editing program, as you can when converting between formats like JPEG and PNG.
This is because PNG files are raster images, which are composed of individual pixels. When you zoom in on a raster image, you'll see the individual pixels, so they lose quality when they're resized.
By contrast, SVG files are vector images, composed of a series of mathematical nodes, lines, shapes, and curves. Unlike raster images, they don't have a specific resolution, so they don't loose any quality when you resize them. This makes them more suitable for technical drawings like diagrams, schematics, and clipart illustrations.
Most image-editing programs support either raster or vector formats, but rarely both. Drawing programs are typically vector editors, while photo editing programs use raster formats.
PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics. Unlike JPEG, PNG has a lossless compression algorithm and supports transparency. However, because of lossless compression, file sizes tend to be higher than JPEG. PNGs are suitable for website imagery but not for high-resolution photos due to their size.
SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. It is an industry-standard format for vector graphics, making it popular for technical drawings, charts, logos, and illustrations. However, because they lack pixels, they're not suitable for displaying complex images like photos. Since vector images are drawn from a set of coordinates, rather than millions of individual pixels, file sizes are usually smaller, so it's preferable to use SVG wherever possible.
Although SVG isn't suitable for digital photographs, there are many cases when converting PNG to SVG is useful. For example, if you have a drawing or logo in raster format, you can vectorize it to quickly grab an editable and scalable copy for further manipulations. For website illustrations, the smaller file size of vector images is a major benefit, and they look much better given that people browse the web at a multitude of different resolutions.