**Svg Format**. Basically what you work with in Adobe Illustrator. Examples in Each Chapter With our Try it Yourself editor you can edit the SVG.

The basic shapes are all described in terms of what their equivalent path is which is what their shape is as a path. JPG is a raster or bitmap image format while PNG uses binary code to compress image data. SVG is a vector-based graphic format that represents images as mathematical values.

### The equivalent path of a path element is simply the path itself.

The equivalent path of a path element is simply the path itself. Unlike other popular image file formats the SVG format stores images as vectors which is a type of graphic made up of points lines curves and shapes based on mathematical formulas. Scalable Vector Graphics SVG are an XML -based markup language for describing two-dimensional based vector graphics. Due to the potentially massive size SVG files can reach when used for some applications eg geographical applications the SVG specification also allows for gzip-compressed SVG files.