SVG edit

reviewed by Nienke


The Good:

It is online, so you don't have to download any software. Easy to use. It creates a html code you can use/copy directly. You can use the code of the image you made. A lot of different icon options. Looks like a simple online version of illustrator.

The Bad:

You can only make 2D images, not 3D effects. Everything looks a little bit basic. Can safe it but you can not safe it and work further on it on another time.

The Bottomline:

It is easy, not only for designer but also for other people or children. Everybody can use it. Combination between paint an illustrator. ---

Overall Rating:



The official website of the tool is

The tool is made by

SVG-edit was first announced by Narendra Sisodiya on 6 Feb 2009 in its minimal version. Version 2.0 was developed by Pavol Rusnak and released on 3 June 2009.

You can find the official doccumentation on:

There is a wiki. There are a lot of tutorials on youtube.

Is there a user forum/ bug tracker/ issue tracker and if so where?

No, I couldn't find a forum for specific this SVG-editor.

I reviewed version 2.8.1. of the Software

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  • what is it : online tool
  • what is it for ? image processing, other
  • this tool functions : online
  • this tool is available for : ALL
  • this tool is : Free Beer
  • does this tool have a paid version available? yes
  • Review

    The user interface:

    The interface is easy. Everything is very clear. Only it is a little slow when you want to change a function. You can only use the option you can see directly, not the second options of the functions, that doesn't work. The option you see are clear, but there are also a lot of hidden options, you have to search for these.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : 5
  • clear : 4
  • quick and easy to understand : 5

    What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)

    "Awesome tool" - Xcat Liu "What a great little application... super handy!" - Derek Nugent "I likes this a lot, simple a very easy to use, I hope see a full pledged desktop edition." -CreativeStudio

    Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    Make illustrations/images and use it for your html. Use only the code and not the images, calculate/create other things with this code. Use the code output as a basis for something else.

    Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?

    It is totally free and online.

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    *As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*

    Nienke, 23/09/2017

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    Testing the tool

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