Image to Vector

SVG Converter – Convert JPG or PNG images to SVG files

Converting an image file, JPG, or PNG to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) file can be done using the image tracing feature on various desktop-based vector editing tools like Adobe Illustrator or a free tool like Inkscape. If you want to convert an image to an SVG file, you need to trace the uploaded image to reduce it to vector paths and download the output file as vector files. Tools like Illustrator or Inkscape require some designing and technical experience. If we can find some online tools that are easy to use, we can use the same on any browser and any computer without any software installation. Convert PNG to SVG online using Vectordad’s most advanced free SVG converter.

Raster image file formats

Raster images are image formats and are defined by a series of pixels. Pixels are square blocks of color that create an image when displayed on a computer screen. Commonly used image formats are PNG, JPEG, and GIF. PNG and JPEG are static image formats, whereas GIF images are static and animated images. Gif files are limited to 256 colors. PNG and JPEG are high-quality image formats commonly used to convert to SVG.

Vector image formats

Vector files are used to create and store images that consist of mathematical formulas instead of pixels. It makes them ideal for creating images that need to be scaled because the vector format image can be increased or decreased in size without losing any clarity or image quality. Vector images include shapes that can be edited easily because the formulas are simple and easy to change. They can be printed or displayed in any resolution. The most common vector image format is SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), supported by all major web browsers.

SVG format (Scalable Vector Graphics)

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics, a vector graphics format that enables the creation of vector graphics with reduced file size without losing quality. SVG files are made up of individual vector curves and shapes, which can be imported into most graphic design software to create layouts and graphics. Unlike other vector graphics formats such as PDF or AI Illustrator, SVG does not require a separate raster image to be designed for viewing or printing the final product. SVG uses XML for describing the graphics, allowing for a more consistent and maintainable format across different applications. SVG also supports interactivity, making it perfect for creating user interfaces. An SVG file can be used with various programming languages and vector editing software. Most browsers support it.

What programs can convert to SVG?

Various tools can be used to convert an image to SVG vector file. This includes free desktop apps like Inkscape or paid ones like Illustrator or CorelDRAW. Vectordad is an online PNG to SVG converter. Vectordad has three types of vectorizers online:
  • Color layered SVG converter,
  • Art vectorizer app, and
  • Silhouette creator app.
Using a free desktop app like Inkscape, you can trace an image to vector paths and has various options for the output files. The output SVG from Inkscape is not cut-friendly and is not layered, whereas, with Vectordad, you get the best-layered output files ready for cutting machines like Cricut and Silhouette. It is a free SVG converter that saves bandwidth and saves your resources.

Online and free SVG file converter

Vectordad has one of the most advanced free online JPG to SVG converters, which convert images, including the most used PNG and JPG, to scalable vector graphics files (SVG). This online SVG converter from Vectordad converts any image into a layered SVG format file, including colored and grayscale images. Users can drop files or choose files to upload into the application tool interface. They can reduce the colors by selecting the number of colors option. After choosing the number of colors, the tool automatically generates similar colors (vibrant colors). Users can manually choose the colors directly from the image on stage using the eyedropper, as shown below. Once the color selection is made, the users can hit the generate button to convert the image file to SVG. The SVG vector image would be displayed after a few seconds on the right panel. Users can hit the download button to download the SVG file. The quality of the SVG output depends on the resolution of the image uploaded.
  • Select the number of colors
Automatic Color Palette
  • Choose colors directly from the image
Color Chooser with Eyedropper
  • Change the color of the output SVG
Change color of the output SVG

Is this tool free to convert SVG files?

Yes, the tool is a free online converter. There is no limit to the usage or download. You do not need any software installation and can run the application on any modern browser using your computer, laptop, or mobile device. Using our other free online converters, you can use the downloaded converted files in different formats. You can even convert the SVG file to PNG and JPG files. You can also specify the image size of the output image format. The PNG to SVG converter application is free to use, including graphic designers, craft cutters, and print shops. There is no limit to file sizes as well.

Other vector file format converters

Vectordad comes with several free conversion tools for other file formats. We have free online converters if you need to convert your SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) file to another vector format like EPS or DXF. You can also convert SVG format files to PNG or JPG. Vectordad also has a free JPG to SVG converter.

How to Convert an Image to SVG

Few easy steps to convert and download your photos to SVG
  1. Upload a logo or an image from your computer.
  2. Once you upload, your image is placed on the stage a color palette is automatically generated under the colors section.
  3. Increase or decrease the number of colors depending upon the image chosen. It autogenerates the color palette each time.
  4. Check whether the color palette generated has all the primary colors included. If not, click on any color and pick the primary color from the image on stage.
  5. Change the value to smoothen the vector paths.
  6. Once your color palette is ready, hit generate. It generates the vector output.
  7. Change the color of the output vector using the color pickers above the vector stage.
  8. Download the output SVG file.
  9. Enjoy the SVG vector. Print it, cut it or use it for your projects.
Easily convert your photos to vector images with one click. Don’t forget to save your downloaded files to your Dropbox or Google Drive.