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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. Home Page Download Page
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. Home Page Download Page
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. Home Page Download Page
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. Home Page Download Page
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. Home Page Download Page
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. Home Page Download Page
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. Home Page Download Page
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. Home Page Download Page