SVG and EPS-What are the difference

Both SVG and EPS are well-known file types known for their support for vector graphics. So what’s the difference? Also, what is the ideal situation for using each file type?


SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a vector image format for XML (Extensible Markup Language) -based 2D graphics. Simply put, a vector image is an image that can be scaled to size without compromising quality. Unlike. JPG or. PNG files are created using pixels, XML files are created using code. In other words, the size of the SVG file is also much smaller. This improves load time and performance.

Sea Turtle SVG are considered the ideal format for computer-generated graphs and diagrams. In addition, SVG is the vector graphics standard for WorldWideWeb publishing.


EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) is a PostScript document that can be designed and used as a graphic file format. The EPS file can also be thought of as the PostScript program itself and is saved as a single file containing an “encapsulated” low-resolution preview within it. This allows some programs to display a preview on the screen. EPS files are considered the ideal format for importing into computer graphics applications. In addition, EPS is the traditional vector graphics standard for printing workflows.