If they want to to reduce the size by going to SVG they are also telling you to throw away your work and switch to raster design. You cannot use it to reduce the size of a raster (indeed it will increase). If they want to pay you to start again, perhaps that's ok...
Why do you need it to be saved as an SVG file. If it is a raster image in Photoshop your Photoshop document Photoshop has no vector information for your document's image raster layers. These are not vector layers like shapes and text, What does saving a raster image in a vector SVG file buy you the file will not contains any vector information for the image. A vector free vector file what's the point of having such a file. It can not be resized with vector tools resizing must be done via interpolation and image quality will suffer.
For a good quality print you need the required number of high quality pixels. You do not want to interpolate if at all possible you want to use the best pixels you have for you image. The image should be worked on the size you need and saved that way with the pixels you worked on,
Sorry, I meant to write "switch to vector design". Don't suppose I can blame autocorrect for that...
Unfortunately I'm just a contracted worker so although they've wasted my time, I will not be re compensated since I'm paid on a weekly basis. They are having me image trace everything which is a bigger waste because image trace just doesn't always come out a splitting image.
I am both a raster and vector artist but when I was brought on it's my raster art that she liked, because it has the hand drawn/fine art touch that vector tends to lack in. But she, not being tech savvy in the slightest, is now frustrated the images aren't showing in svg saved photoshop and 'how long' the process has taken for me to get my images together. Even though when I was hired, I was hired to export them out as pngs not svgs and now must image trace over 3000+ raster images and photoshop exported svgs.
None of it makes sense to me either; I'm not strong in web but I feel like there has to be another way?? A vector designer who is no longer on the team was the one who suggested svgs, the web developer has been pretty silent about everything.
How are places able to post multiple png files that are small enough that they don't drag the server down but is also able to retain the quality for large scale printing?
A bit more clarification is required here.
- do the images have to be provided at print resolution on the server?
- since most of your work is hand drawn, wouldn't high-quality JPGs work? Why PNG?
Would you be able to share an example with us? Is the site already online for us to see?
There are ways to optimize PNG images outside of Photoshop - which doesn't do a very good job anyway compressing PNGs. And example of your work would be great.
Vector files are not a file that are commonly used on the web. Jpeg, Png, Gif and Mp4 Video files are. All these file formats support data compression and with today's common Internet speeds they do not need to be the smallest possible for good performance. For quality what is important are the number if high quality pixels you have for your images. Your not going to have a high quality image if you only have an images that is 300px x 200px and your not going to be able display images that are 1500px x 1000px on all displays. For a large high quality print you will need more than 1500px by 1000px. High quality Pixels is what is important. You are not going to be able to interpolate a High Quality 300px x 200px image up in size to a High Quality 3000px by 2000px image. You may though be able to interpolate a high quality 3000px x 2000px image down to a high quality 300px by 200px image. Yes you will loose most of you image details however the small image should still look good. You will not be able to read its fine print that detail will be gone. So when you create your document you should create them the largest size you have a need for their use. If you have a need for large high quality prints create your document print size. You should be able to down size these for other uses like the Web.
It seems like there is a misunderstanding of what the svg. file is. It uses XML to be read and scale and usually takes a web browser to be viewed so I am not surprised that this isn't working. But there are some free svg converters out there that you might want to check out so that you don't have to redraw all of you graphics - they will take your jpg and convert to svg. I haven't used them and am not sure what the result looks like, but you might do a Google search and do a few tests. Not sure that that would address the issue of being able to open on Dropbox however. Good luck.
That was my understanding as well thank you! Originally she had said make the images pngs but after an artist said to use svgs that's all she's putting her energy into. I was told they will convert the svgs into jpgs so they will be able to print. Again, I'm not super web savvy so I'm not sure whether something like that is possible or not.
I'll definitely give the converters a try. Yes I'm not sure why it's not showing up on dropbox. Although I did try on google drive and it seemed to show but like most everything I tend to say, they ignored me lol.
A file with the SVG file extension is most likely a Scalable Vector Graphics file. Files in this format use an XML-based text format to describe how the image should appear. Since text is used to describe the graphic, an SVG file can be scaled to different sizes without losing quality - in other words, the format is resolution independent. This is why website graphics are often built in the SVG format, so they can be resized to fit different designs in the future.
The key words there are "Scalable Vector Graphics "
However, unlike GIF, PNG files do not support animations. The very similar MNG (Multiple-image Network Graphics) format does, however, but has yet to gain the kind of popularity that GIF or PNG files have.
PNG files are often used to store graphics on websites. Some operating systems like macOS and Ubuntu store screenshots in the PNG format by default.
The key word missing there is "Vector".
Pixel image will not scale without loosing quality. Converting a png file to an SVG file format wil not chane the png pixel image into "Scalable Vector Graphics " there is no vector data in a png file.