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Tools for Optimizing SVG

March 17th, 2020

Command Line Tools

The biggest (and maybe only?) player in this space: SVGO. It’s even used under the hood of other tools.

Using with a Task Runner

Desktop Apps

There are generic app for optimizing images on Windows and Linux, but I haven’t yet confirmed any of them do SVG.

Web Apps

The idea with these tools is that you have an SVG on your machine and you upload it to this web app to optimize this one SVG.

APIs

Optimizing Directly Out of Design Tools

Typically, when you export SVG out of a design tool it is in dire need of optimization. Hence, all the tools in this article. The design tool itself can help though, at least somewhat.

Deep Dive Articles

Manual/Hand SVG Optimization Work