Photoshop: Add SVG support

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SVG is now a standard used quite widely in the web, and Photoshop would benefit grealy for letting SVG files be opened/placed directly in to the program.

It feels unnecessary to open the files first in Illustrator and then copy & paste them into Photoshop as smart objects.
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I have an idea for Photoshop. It would be nice if I could import an SVG file and have the option to import as a raster, vector or photoshop shape. Further it would be cool to have the ability to do so on a directory of files for easier ability to combine them all into a photoshop shapes file.

Usage scenario:
I have a directory of several hundred svg files, each consisting of an individual icon. I'd like the ability to import all of these into a .CSH file.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop: Import SVG as Shape.
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Seriously, it's time to support svg.
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Doesn't make sense how InDesign and Illustrator support it but not Photoshop. Smart object anyone?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photoshop and the .SVG File Format.


Why doesn't Photoshop have the SVG file format included as default? A lot of people use it and it is becoming more and more used by website administrators. Advanced file format for an Advanced program? Wikipedia uses it, why not Adobe? If it is not possible to include it, why not make a plugin for users to download it (or give a link to download one).
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Fabian Thobe

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How do we make feature requests? This should really get on the table. It's a couple of years now that Photoshop lags the support for svg and it starts to get increasingly annoying!
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Just add your vote to this topic.
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Fabian Thobe

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Hi Chris,
but is it going anywhere, I can remember this topic wandering around in boards for ages now. Is there any realistic chance to see this one coming during the next 6-9 months?
Thanks,
Fab
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Chris Cox

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We can't say. But compared to other feature requests, this doesn't have a lot of support.
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Tim Riot also shared on Twitter that Adobe Generator for Photoshop can now export SVG files. The feature is in beta and here is how you can enable it:

http://creativedroplets.com/generate-...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
SVG Support in Photoshop?.


This might have been asked a lot of times but - SVG support in Photoshop? Is this a big thing to ask for?

I know there's always the option to open up SVGs in Illustrator and then copy-paste them into Photoshop, but if the SVG is an external file ( for example ), you just received it from somewhere and need to use it as is - why open up another program?
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At this point I am baffled why this isn't yet supported. I've seen countless features added that are of no use to me. As SVG is now a web standard, this is no longer a request or idea - it's a necessity.
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please add svg support for photoshop, bridge and indesign as well.
before there was svg kit to help with this, but with the latest mac os x and adobe cc it doesn't work anymore.
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Hi there, Hi Chris. I know this one lacks "a lot" of support, because mostly requested by a couple of graphic/web-designers, but I've just been asked advice on this scenario : getting a thousand of smaller svg files batched modified and placed into Photoshop to work with...

So far, scripting between Ps AND Ai makes the operation close to impossible without a high level of estk + js skills.

Having Ps export ("Generate") .svg is really good, now, let's import it too, exactly like .ai files... (paths, smart objects...)
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Thanks Franck for supporting this essential functionnality yet hardly missing in PS!
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Alexandre Soubrier

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Thanks Franck for your support !
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Franck Payen

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Hi Chris (I hope you're reading). If i may add something though : people importing svg files inside Ps might not be looking for very complex integration : mainly small illustrations, no need for SMIL, no need to take care of the interactivity (at first) so most of the basic support should be enough at first (smaller pics, icon sets, etc).

If this can help have this part of the feature faster, then it's more than welcome.

If there was a big response from the community about more advanced integration, bug feedbacks, etc, then let it be in version 2 of the feature. That's the pleasure of JDI, and constant CC evolution.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled .SVG files in Photoshop please!.

It would be most excellent if Photoshop would allow us to work with .SVG files without having to first convert them to EPS files in Illustrator. Thanks for listening! :-)
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2015 and browsers widely support svg.. Im using Adobe CC
If I make a design in Photoshop for a webapplication, then I want to use the same svg's in the design as in the site-code. Please hurry up with the integration of SVG in Photoshop
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SVG import in photoshop CC, please
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All I can tell is we are actively investigating this for the near future. 
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Why can't I preview SVG files in Bridge CC? Seems like a no brainer.
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James, we were talking specifically about Photoshop here, for Bridge, may be it's still time to answer that survey : http://blogs.adobe.com/jlockman/2015/...
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it is very necessary thing!
If it is difficult to convert the shapes, just like Smartobjects
because EPS (alternative) weighs a lot and difficult to insert (if we have 100 simple icons. file will be 100mb!!!)
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lame, add svg support already
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It's in CC 2015, folks.

Under File/Export/Export As ..
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The original post is requesting support to open files, not export them. We know you can export to SVG. We want to be able to open SVG and have it converted to vector shapes in Photoshop. At the very least, it should open and rasterize at a specific resolution. The lack of support for opening SVG is the topic.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Open SVG Files in Photoshop.

Please allow us to open SVG files in Photoshop, even if we are forced to convert. It's really annoying that we can't. Sketch can do it.

This is the most annoying thing. My developers always want to use SVG files, its hard for our art team to use them because they can't open them in photoshop.

Please allow us to open SVG files in Photoshop, even if we are forced to convert. It's really annoying that we can't. Sketch can do it.

This is the most annoying thing. My developers always want to use SVG files, its hard for our art team to use them because they can't open them in photoshop.
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Official Response
The Photoshop CC 2015.1 update that was released today supports import/export of SVG: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/usi...

More details on the update: https://blogs.adobe.com/photoshop/201...
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and can i import SVG like shape layers?
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No, SVG is a complex format like PDF or EPS -- so it gets rasterized when brought into Photoshop just like PDF and EPS.
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Funny. Fireworks CS6 (!) can import EPS files by shapes (every shape by layer) and save it into PSD, and New Photoshop can't. =(
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really, i see only one big innovation. in previous version Image asset make 1 error sizes by 50 files, and now i have approximately 10!!! wtf?
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ohm, now select layers with ctrl+ don't work good. And export->layers to files don't export PNG without SLICES!!!!. wow