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What is the difference between an EPS file and an SVG file and which one should I use and keep?


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When I buy a design from Creative Fabrica I usually get the design in various file formats (AI, EPS, SVG and some other file formats)

I usually only keep the SVG files because SVG files sizes are much smaller

Should I keep the EPS file instead?

I am using a Mac

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Given that article refers to SVG as "Scalar Vector Graphics" I wouldn't put too much weight on it!

SVG can contain raster data as well as vector, and it can also link to an icc profile for colour management (although I'm not aware of any "real world" support for that).

They are two different formats for two different purposes. EPS has really been superseded by PDF for print workflows. I'd also just use the svg, if you need colour management then save out to PDF.

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If you’re exporting to PNG anyway, there’s no advantage to keeping the original design in multiple formats (especially since you can redownload the originals via your Creative Fabrica account at any time).

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I agree with @BofG (and you yourself, going by what you wrote in your original post to this thread!) that the SVG file is the better choice.

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