Photoshop: Open an svg as a path (not rasterized)

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Attila Bodi

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Jaroslav Bereza

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Yep... right now the best way to do it is to buy Affinity Designer, open SVG and save as PSD and then open in Photoshop. Always worked perfectly fine for me.
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JEA

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Gimp can also import SVG paths and then export as a tiff file that saves the path(s) that will show in the photoshop paths panel.

Yes photoshop needs Import paths and Merge imported paths.


Of course Adobe Illustrator can do the job as well by copying the object in Illustrator then Edit>Paste>Path in photoshop.
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JEA

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Why can we still not have proper svg support in photoshop?

Not being able to read paths from svg files made with other applications or other adobe applications or for that matter is such a pain.
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because adobe wants you to use their products, open svg in illustartor by coverting in to pdf format and then you can select antire paths and copy and paste it directly into the photoshop as work paths, and you can edit it as well.