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#1
I think.
I want to make a svg file/vector that can open in any image viewer. I have done it as an Inkscape svg but it is saved as the inkscape logo. I assume you need the program on your computer to open it. I tried uploading it to my Drive and opening it but couldn't. Is there a way I can do this in Inkscape or do I need another program?

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(09-28-2022, 09:25 AM)sallyanne Wrote: I think.
I want to make a svg file/vector that can open in any image viewer. I have done it as an Inkscape svg but it is saved as the inkscape logo. I assume you need the program on your computer to open it. I tried uploading it to my Drive and opening it but couldn't. Is there a way I can do this in Inkscape or do I need another program?

If a svg required then it is Inkscape or possibly LibreOffice Draw (best for full page diagrams) otherwise not free such as  Ad*be PS / Illustrator or CorelDraw.

You will not get "any image viewer" to open svg. All depends on the viewer and the content of the svg.

I do not know how far along your Inkscape image is but you might need a little pre-save such as this. Much the same as Gimp crop-to-content. Inkscape will show a white background, not there in the svg. You can turn it off.

   

Then a save is simple except there are two types Inkscape svg which keeps some Inkscape add-ons that do not always show in a viewer or a basic Plain svg. Try that first as a 'more' universal option.

   

Then alas,  all depends on the viewer. This assortment from good to bad. The Web browser is ok, just shows transparency as if a white background.

   

best of luck
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#3
Photo 
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EDIT
This is it as a png. I just tried a Inkscape one again and  got a Microsoft edge html document. The other Inkscape one was a compressed SVG
   

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(09-28-2022, 12:57 PM)sallyanne Wrote: got a Microsoft edge html document.

Yes, depending your operating system and the software you've already installed on it, the browser (here in your case, MS Edge) could be the default viewer, usually a right click and "open with" (or similar) could change this behavior, Sorry I'm not on MS windows, thus "approximation" is happening.
BTW, nice to see you online Sallyanne Wink
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(09-28-2022, 12:57 PM)sallyanne Wrote: EDIT
This is it as a png. I just tried a Inkscape one again and  got a Microsoft edge html document. The other Inkscape one was a compressed SVG  

I do really understand that. You can Save an Inkscape file in any number of formats. If you want a SVG choose svg.

   

A hunt around for a Windows image viewer that supports SVG. Really woefull.
The default is edge (or I think any modern web browser)  Irfanview with added plugins, opens a svg.
There is an extension to Windows explorer to show a svg icon. Tried it and it works https://www.maketecheasier.com/view-svg-...-explorer/

   

None of them depict transparency as a checker pattern.  I will attach the SVG I used as an example. Had to use svgz (compressed) due to 200 KB file size limit for svg Wink


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.svgz   pod-logo.svgz (Size: 61.86 KB / Downloads: 14)
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#6
@ Pix, Microsoft Edge isn't my default browser. I don't even use it at all. It's just on my system through Windows. When I updated to Windows 10
My default image viewer is Irfanview.
My default browser is Chrome and I also use Opera and Firefox
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@ Rich
I may have to go through the list and try them all.
My Irfanview doesn't open it. I may need a plugin of some sort or even upgrade that.
When I did finally get it to open in edge it was much smaller than it started out as.

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#7
These might help

https://apps.microsoft.com/store/detail/...n-us&gl=us

https://listoffreeware.com/list-of-best-...r-windows/

I read somewhere that if we install Powertoys, we will be able to preview SVG in Windows 10

https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys
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(09-29-2022, 03:06 AM)sallyanne Wrote: My default image viewer is Irfanview.
My default browser is Chrome and I also use Opera and Firefox

I got the 64 bit irfanview and separate plugins package from here: https://www.irfanview.com/64bit.htm

The main page (for 32 bit) is here https://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm with a list of supported image formats.

Firefox will certainly open an svg image although not very keen on a compressed svgz shown here first, then a regular svg. https://i.imgur.com/QWHyufF.mp4 Just drag into the address bar.
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