Welcome to DRAW SVG

Release your imagination and draw freely with DRAW SVG

DRAW SVG is a free online application for creating drawings.

  • Designed for all content publishers, info graphic designers and developers.
  • Edit your drawings with a powerful SVG editor.
  • Discover the use of the editor with the interactive learning Showcases Tool.
  • Turn your photos into Impressionist drawings with Photo to drawing Tool.
  • Convert your SVG drawings to PNG images for publication.
  • Encode your images (svg, png, jpeg) in base 64 for insertion into your HTML pages.
  • Pure HTML5 and CSS styles
  • Optimized Chrome & FireFox

Latest news

Version 6-4 Feb 2018

Version 6-2 Nov 2017

Version 6-1 Oct 2017


SVG editor


Edit your drawings.




Learn to use the editor.


Photo to drawing

Photo to SVG

Turn your photos into artistic drawings.

Have fun

SVG to PNG converter


Convert your SVG files in PNG images.


Encode Image

Encode image

Encode images in base64 for HTML inline insert.


DRAW SVG editor key features

Manage your drawing files

  • Save and load on your computer
  • Load documents from the openclipart gallery
  • Conversion into PNG images

Draw objects

  • Basic elements (path, rectangle, circle, ellipse, line, polyline, polygon)
  • Bezier curves (cubic, quadratic, arcs, smoothed)
  • Straight and curved text
  • Images and Google Maps
  • Ready-made shapes (a lot of icons, arrows, flowcharts..)
  • Media controls (YouTube, video, audio, rich text)
  • Multi-language text
  • Document composition with svg included

Modify objects

  • Click an object, select the closest point clicked or all those included in a rectangle
  • Change the order of objects in front of or behind, align edges
  • Moving the control points of the geometry of an object
  • Transform objects
  • Full interactive editing text with the mouse
  • Browse map location
  • Download and encode PNG into image objects
  • Import svg files into included svg objects

Rendering objects

  • Copying the style of an object on another
  • WYSIWYG editing style properties
  • CSS styles management
  • Color chooser (RGB, HSV, palette)
  • Stroke style (color, scaling, width, dash, opacity, gradient, pattern, cap, join)
  • Fill style (color, opacity, gradient. pattern, rule)
  • Text style (family, size, font-style,weight, anchor, decoration)
  • Marker style (start, mid, end)
  • Customize gradients, filters, patterns and markers

Interactive editing tools

Integration in a web application

  • Use DRAW-SVG as an integrated drawing tool within your web site
  • Edit and save your svg documents
  • Integration by API based on mozilla jsSchannel
  • See demo

See release notes.

DRAW SVG showcases tutorials

Learning the use of drawsvg is very fast and easy with the Showcases tool.
This is a learning tool that allows to play DRAW SVG feature discovery animations.
This tool reproduces the recorded mouse and keyboard events of a DRAW SVG usage sequence on its interface.

Photo to drawing samples

Generating a drawing from a photo using the tool is very easy.
It is achieved by reducing the dimensions of the photo and its number of colors.
Then by extraction of the contours of the colors with filtering and smoothing of the vertices.


About the author

Joseph LIARD is the owner of DRAW SVG.

  • Is SVG expert and web development technologies, TOGAF-certified IS architect, practices UML-based design methods.
  • Has more than 30 years of experience including 20 in the realization of information systems from the sector of the digital cartography to the applications RH and payroll followed by a specialization in the control of the architecture of the IS.
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Dave GARDINER owner of Xmplar

  • Provides professional editing, writing and illustration services.
  • Has contributed to DRAW SVG especially to the development of multi-language document functionality.