PNG to SVG Conversion Python

SVG is a web-friendly vector file format used to render two-dimensional images on the internet. We can easily convert PNG images into SVG format to display without affecting the quality of the image. In this article, we will learn how to convert PNG to SVG in Python.

The following topics shall be covered in this article:

  1. What is SVG
  2. Python PNG to SVG Converter API
  3. Convert PNG to SVG

What is SVG

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. It is used to define two-dimensional graphics and animation in an XML-based vector image format. It uses vector data to make up the images instead of unique pixels. SVG images can scale up to any resolution.

Python PNG to SVG Converter API

For converting PNG images to SVG format, we will be using the Aspose.Words for Python API. It is a feature-rich Python library to read and manipulate documents of the supported formats programmatically. Moreover, it allows converting PNG images to SVG format with high fidelity.

Please install the API from PyPI using the following pip command in the console:

pip install aspose-words

TIP: Aspose.Slides for Python via .NET is another Aspose API capable of converting PNG to SVG images in Python and also handling the reverse SVG to PNG operation. Furthermore, this API allows you to perform conversion tasks involving other image formats such as JPG to image and the reverse image to JPG task.

Convert PNG to SVG using Python

We can easily convert a PNG image to SVG by following the steps given below:

  1. Firstly, create an instance of the Document class.
  2. Next, create an object of the DocumentBuilder class.
  3. Then, call the insert_image() method to load and insert the PNG image.
  4. After that, specify the SaveFormat as SVG using the ImageSaveOptions class.
  5. Convert PNG to SVG using the get_shape_renderer().save() method.

The following code sample shows how to convert a PNG image to SVG in Python.

Convert PNG to SVG using Python.

Convert PNG to SVG using Python.

Get a Free API License

You can get a free temporary license to try the library without evaluation limitations.


In this article, we have learned how to convert PNG raster images to SVG format in Python. Besides, you can learn more about Aspose.Words for Python using documentation. In case of any ambiguity, please feel free to contact us on our forum.

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