svgcleaner could help you to clean up your SVG files from the unnecessary data.
Table of Contents
- Contributing and Issues
The main purpose of the svgcleaner is to losslessly reduce size of an SVG image, created in a vector editing application, before publishing.
Usually, more than half of an SVG image data is useless for rendering:
- Temporary data used by the vector editing application.
- Non-optimal SVG structure representation.
- Unused and invisible graphical elements.
- Correctness. svgcleaner should not break an SVG file.
- Cleaning ratio. More is better.
- Performance. An average SVG file processing time should be closer to ~1ms on a modern PC.
There are only one real alternative to the svgcleaner - svgo.
Despite obvious advantages of the svgcleaner, like correctness, cleaning ratio and performance, which is shown below, there are some more nuances:
- svgcleaner cleans only one SVG file. It doesn't process SVGZ files. It doesn't process directories. It doesn't do anything else. Just one task*.
- svgcleaner is strictly lossless. There are no destructing cleaning options.
- svgcleaner is portable. You can build it into a single executable without any external dependency.
* You can get all of this features using GUI.
See 'Testing notes' for details.
All stats was collected using the latest release version.
Less is better.
More is better.
* Note that
svgo breaks most of the files.
Less is better.
|Collection||Size Before (MiB)||Size After (MiB)||Ratio (%)|
|Breeze icons theme||21.72||11.09||48.91|
|Ardis icons theme||11.82||5.23||55.74|
|Humanity icons theme||8.56||3.08||64.01|
|Open Icon Library||207.45||69.44||66.53|
|Elementary icons theme||17.72||7.09||59.95|
|Adwaita icons theme||2.21||0.37||83.08|
|Faience icon theme||22.35||11.14||50.16|
You can find more tests, with detailed explanations of errors, here.
svgcleaner shouldn't change your file unless you say it to, but there are still things that can't be preserved. So even if you disable all cleaning options there are still things that will be changed:
- Original indent is not preserved.
- All colors will be formatted as #RRGGBB and #RGB.
- DOCTYPE, CDATA will be processed and removed.
- CSS2 support is minimal. Only simple class and group selectors are supported.
- CSS2 from the
styleelement will be extracted and processes. The
styleelement will be removed.
styleattribute will be split into attributes.
classattribute will be processed and removed.
- Paths and transformations will be reformatted.
inheritattributes values will be resolved.
- Referenced elements will be moved to the
- IRI and FuncIRI attributes that reference non-existing objects will be removed.
- If the
offsetattribute value of the
stopelement represented as percent - it will be converted into number.
svgcleaner in.svg out.svg
--help for a list of the cleaning options and the doc for more details.
You can get a GUI here.
You can get prebuild packages here.
You need the latest stable Rust compiler.
cargo build --release
If you're a Rust programmer, you can install svgcleaner using:
cargo install svgcleaner
Contributing and Issues
See CONTRIBUTING.md for details.
svgcleaner is licensed under the GPL-2.0.