How to Save As SVG in Photoshop

Follow these steps to find out how to save a file as SVG in Photoshop, and what to do if the option doesn’t exist for you.

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SVG is a preferred file format for logos and graphics due to its small file size and ability to be scaled without losing quality. Generally, SVG files are primarily used in Adobe Illustrator, one of the most popular vector graphics editors. However, you can also use them and export them in Photoshop. This guide will show you how to save files as SVG in Photoshop.

How to Save As SVG in Photoshop

To save as SVG in Photoshop:

  1. Open a file in Photoshop that you want to save as SVG.
  2. Go to FileExport, and Export As.
  3. On the Export As window, find the File Settings section.
  4. Click on the dropdown menu next to Format and choose SVG.
  5. Click Export.
How to Save As SVG in Photoshop

Congratulations, you successfully exported your image as an SVG file. But wait, there’s a potential issue.

You may have followed the steps above and are now wondering, “why is there no SVG option in Photoshop Export As?” Don’t worry; this is a common problem, and we’ll show you how to fix it. 

If you do not see the SVG option in Export As, click cancel on the Export As window. We’ll need to enable Photoshop’s legacy “Export As” functionality.

To enable Photoshop’s legacy “Export As” follow the steps below for your operating system. 

How to Enable Photoshop Legacy Export As on PC

  1. Click File on the top menu.
  2. Go to Export and then Export Preferences.
  3. Under Options, check “Use legacy “Export As.”
  4. Click OK.

How to Enable Photoshop Legacy Export As on macOS

  1. Click Photoshop in the top menu.
  2. Go to Preferences and then Export.
  3. Under Options, check “Use legacy “Export As.
  4. Click OK.

After enabling Photoshop Legacy Export As, you can refollow the steps above. You should now see the SVG Format in the dropdown menu under File Settings.

How to Enable Photoshop Legacy Export As on PC

FAQ

Why can’t I export as an SVG in Photoshop?

If you cannot export as an SVG in Photoshop, you need to enable the legacy Export As settings.

How do I convert PNG to SVG in Photoshop?

To convert a PNG to SVG in Photoshop, open the PNG file in Photoshop. Go to File, Export As, and select SVG in the File Format dropdown, and then click Export.

How do I save an SVG file?

To save an SVG file, you can use photo editing software such as Photoshop and export the file as an SVG.

How do I convert a JPEG to an SVG in Photoshop?

To convert a JPEG to an SVG in Photoshop, open the JPEG file in Photoshop. Go to File, Export As, and select SVG in the File Format dropdown, and then click Export.

Is PNG a SVG?

No, PNG and SVG are two different file formats. The main difference is that a PNG is a raster or pixel-based image format, while an SVG is a vector-based format.

What is an SVG file?

An SVG is a Scalable Vector Graphics file.

How do I convert a JPEG to a vector image?

The easiest way to convert a JPEG to a vector image is by using the Image Trace tool in Adobe Illustrator.

For more tutorials and walkthroughs, check out our Photoshop section.