Converting JPG to SVG Files
There are various methods available to convert JPG files over to SVG files. Here we are two free web based tools and graphic editing software that is capable of converting these files. It is important to note that when converting JPG files over to SVG files it will make the files larger and therefore they will take up more space. The bonus to converting these files is that once converted, the SVG file can be directly embedded into an XML file without the need for an external link being created.
PictureResize is an online image file converter created by Lonking Software. In order to use this file conversion tool, visit the PictureResize Image Converter and upload an image from your machine's hard drive. Once the JPG file is selected then choose the SVG file conversion in the drop down scroll box; click on the Convert button and the file will automatically converted from a JPG to an SVG file. The converted file will then be shown in your web browser.
The Go2Convert is another free web based image only file conversion application. This web based tool first came online in August of 2008 with the goal of providing people a free and online way to convert thousands of image file types. To get started using this application, just visit the Go2Convert site and upload the JPG file you want to convert. Next, select SVG in the drop down menu box and then click on the Convert button. The converted file will then be sent to your e-mail inbox.
There are also free software applications that can help with file conversion when working with vector (SVG) image files. Inkscape, which is one of the best free software applications for vector editing allows for a JPG/JPEG file to be imported by turning it into a Bitmap file and then vectorizing the image. When converting in Inkscape in this way some colors will be lost from the original JPG/JPEG image file. For more information on free vector software and how to start using vector editing applications, see Top 5 Free Vector Graphic Software Applications.
*images used for explanation in this article are royalty free and were manipulated by the author using both Go2Convert and Picnik online.