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Difference between SVG file and PNG file

  • Last Updated : 16 Sep, 2019

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. SVG files use .svg extension. It is a vector image composed of paths.

PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics. For PNG images extension used is .png. It uses lossless compression algorithm. It is a raster image composed of pixels.

Difference between SVG and PNG:

It stands for Scalable Vector Graphics.It stands for Portable Network Graphics.
It is a vector image.It is a raster image.
It’s quality doesn’t decrease on zooming.Quality decreases on zooming.
It is made up of paths.It is made up of fixed no of pixels.
SVG files are editable.PNG files are not editable.Extensions used is .svg.Extension used is .png.
Mostly used for devices with high pixel density.It is mostly used in image creation.

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