Is gimp and svg doing the same functionalities?

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I am new to image processing and graphic designing. I am very curious to know about gimp and svg. Actually what are they? Can I save svg files in gimp? Are the gimp and svg in open source licenses? How can I use combination of these two for my graphical works? 

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Is gimp and svg doing the same functionalities?


Hi Martha,

GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is an open-source image modification tool and is distributed freely.

SVG, on the other hand, is a file format for images or photos. SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. What makes it different from other image formats is, because of its Scalable Vector property, resizing the image does not reduce its quality.

GIMP has import and export capabilities for SVG files, meaning you can read and write SVG files in GIMP. However, the best program to use for SVG files is Inkscape. Inkscape is also free and can be downloaded.

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