12 Best Free SVG Editor Software For Windows

Here is a List Of Best Free SVG Editor Software For Windows. These freeware let you open and edit SVG files on them. Use the available tools in these SVG editor freeware to modify or edit SVG file. With these tools you can perform basic touch-up or advanced editing. The tools offered by these SVG editors are: Free hand, Bezier Curve, Spray, Shapes, Text, 3D Objects, Gradient, Paint Brush, Pencil, Clone Stamp, etc.

All of these software are absolutely free to use, and most of them are open source SVG editor software. Open SVG files and export them in SVG or other known formats, like: png, .pdf, .wmf, .shape, .dxf, .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .tiff, .tex, etc.

The SVG editors listed below have very simple interface, and editing scalable vector files with them is a very easy task.

My Favourite SVG Editor Software:

Inkscape is an open source vector editing software, and can easily edit SVG files. It has numerous tools to add awesome effects to your vector design. It can also export images in other known formats, apart from SVG.

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Inkscape is an open source SVG editor for Windows. This famous vector graphics editor is a cross platform software for Windows MAC, and Linux. It has various editing tools which give you the freedom to draw vector designs easily. The tool bar is present on the left hand side of the UI, and contains drawing and editing tools. Make use of the following tools: free hand, bezier curve, spray, shapes, text, fill, color, 3D objects, and many more. Checkout the objects library to add different objects to your vector design. Edit SVG in layers with the help of multiple Layers. Adding Layers make editing a really easy task. Edit and save SVG in different formats, like: .svg, pdf, .png, .fx, etc.

Learn basic and advance vector editing on Inkscape with this online tutorial.

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DrawPad Graphic Editor

DrawPad Graphic Editor lets you edit SVG files for free. It is a simple SVG file editor which can be used for basic vector graphic designing. You can open files in multiple tabs on this freeware. There are a bunch of tools available here to let you edit SVG files in anyway you want.

Tools available in DrawPad Free SVG Editor:

  • Editing Tools: Eye dropper, Fill, Erase, Delete, Crop, Resize, etc.
  • Selection Tools: Lasso, Select all, Select shapes like Rectangle, and Eclipse.
  • Drawing Tool: Pencil, Spray, Pen, Brush, etc.
  • Shape Tool: Rectangle, Polygon, Triangle, Line, etc.

This SVG Editor supports layered editing. After editing your file, save it as: .svg, .jpeg, .bmp, .pdf, etc.

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Bluegiffon is an open source WYSIWYG editor for Windows which is also a good free SVG editor. Basically if you want to edit and add a SVG file in your content, you can do it directly through Bluegiffon. You do not need to open your SVG file in another SVG editor separately and then add it to your content.

When you run this software, a text editor is opened. Click on the SVG Edit icon on the toolbar to open the SVG Editor window. You can create a new file or import an existing one. This is not primarily an SVG editor, but has sufficient editing tools to perform modifications. The tools include: Free Hand Tool, Objects, Shapes, Color Picker, Fill Color, Insert Image, Text, etc. Grids are also available on this freeware to edit SVG.

After editing, insert the SVG file to text editor by using "Save Image to Bluegiffon". The edited file is saved in .html format, but not in .svg. You can view the source of the edited design in html by clicking the Source button on the bottom of the interface. The file can be previewed in print or browser mode.

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GIMP is an open source SVG Editor. This cross platform image editor runs on Windows, Linux, and MAC. It offers various image editing tools to manipulate and edit SVG files. The tools available are: Free Hand drawing, Brush, Patterns, Shapes, Gradient, Color Picker, Text, Shear, Scale, etc. It also supports layer editing. The tool box is available on the left, and the layers panel is present on the right of the interface. Object transformation tools like: Flip horizontal, Flip vertical, Rotate clockwise, Rotate anti-clockwise, etc. can also be applied to individual objects. The save and Export options let you save your edited SVG file in .jpg, .png, .gif, .html, .tiff, .ico, .pdf, .psd, .xcf, .xcf, .bz2 and many more formats.

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Scribus is a cross platform desktop publishing tool  for Windows, Linux, and MAC. It can also be used to edit SVG file, but you will need to install Ghostscript on your computer first. To open a SVG file in Scribus, you need to create a new file first. Go to the File menu, and click on Import>Get Vector File to fetch the SVG file on Scribus.

Now, Scribus will not let you edit the already added components of the file, but you can add shapes, lines, text, free-hand drawing, etc. to edit SVG. You can save the file as .sla and .gz formats. Go to the Export option to save the file as .pdf, .svg, and .eps. You may also print the document directly from this free SVG editor if you want.

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GLIPS Graffiti Editor

GLIPS Graffiti Editor is an open source SVG editor for Windows, MAC, and Linux. This application requires Java VM 1.5.0 or higher to work. Simply open a SVG file to edit. Tools like: Rectangles, Circles, Ellipses, Draw, Bezier Curves, Conversion to a path, Union, Subtraction, Intersection, etc. are available to modify vector files.

Grid option is also available for you to place objects perfectly. Export your file as: .pdf, .png, .jpg, .bmp, etc. formats. Print your vector design through GLIPS Graffiti Editor directly.

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Free SVG Editor

Free SVG Editor for Windows has very basic editing options. Click on Open to import a SVG file in the editor. It lets you select each component of  the SVG file, one at a time, to let you apply edits. The editing options include: Color, Size, Offset, and Rotate. Change color of the components, resize them, apply offset setting, and rotate them freely in any direction.

After you have applied the effects, export the SVG file as: .png, .tiff, .gif, .jpeg, .bmp, and .wmp.

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Paint.net is a famous photo editor which you can use to edit SVG files. It does not natively supports SVG files, but you can use a plugin to open and edit SVG files.

Download ImSVG plugin, and extract the files. After extracting the files, you have to copy the files to the Paint.net folder. This small Tutorial to open SVG files in Paint.net will help you with where to copy the files.

Paint.net has got a bunch of image editing tools which can be used to modify and edit SVG files. Use the Layers option, and various other tools to apply rich effects, such as: Magic Wand, Pan, Gradient, Paint Brush, Pencil, Clone Stamp, and many more. More editing tools include: auto-level, curve, invert color, etc.

Although you can open and edit SVG files, you can not export them as SVG after editing. The output formats are: .pdn, .bmp, .png, .jpeg, .tiff, .dds, etc.

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LibreOffice Draw

LibreOffice Draw is another good SVG editor software for Windows. Open your SVG file to modify it by adding shapes, drawings, etc. Use the following tools to edit SVG files: Fill color, Line, Rectangle, Ellipses, Line arrow, Curve , Connector line, Basic shapes, Symbols, Block arrow, Flow charts, Stars, 3D objects, etc. All the tools are available on the left side of the UI.

Save the edited files in .odg, .otg, .fodg formats. To save it as .svg, you will have to export the file. You can export a file in .svg or .pdf format.

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Apache OpenOffice Draw

Apache OpenOffice Draw also lets you open and edit SVG file. It is an open source SVG editor, and is free to use. Modify SVG file by inserting Shapes, Images, Cliparts, etc. Select components to Rotate, Flip, Align, Convert (shape), Arrange, Split, and Merge them. You can design and edit multiple pages on this SVG editor. Access the pages on the left side of the UI.

To save your vector design as SVG, you will have to Export it through file menu. You can also export your design as PDF.

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Dia is basically a software to create diagrams, flowcharts, etc. It is fully capable of opening and editing SVG files. It is an open source SVG editor, and has a lot of functions and editing options. It allows you to work in layers and add components from various libraries: Assorted, Flowchart, UML, Electrical, Electronic, etc. Other tools to edit scalable vector files are: Text, Zoom, Drag, Shapes, Line, Arc, Bazier line, etc. Object tools available are: Bring to front , Send to back, Bring forward, Send backward, Align components, etc.

The default Save option saves the file in .dia format. Export your file as: .png, .pdf, .wmf, .shape, .dxf, .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .tiff, .tex, and many more.

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Active Pixels

Active Pixels  is another good SVG editor freeware for Windows. It lets you create or open SVG files. Modify or Edit a SVG file by applying any of the tools available: Shapes, Free-hand drawing, Crop, Text, Brush, Pencil, Shape, Line, Paint, Gradient, Layers, etc. You can also apply filters if you like, such as: Blur, Deform, Render, Color, Edges, Deduction, etc.

After editing your vector design, export it in .svg format, or many other popular formats, like: .png, .jpg, .tiff, .gif, .psd, .pdf, etc.

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