A Lazy Developer's Guide to Converting SVG image to PNG

A Lazy Developer's Guide to Converting SVG image to PNG

Brajesh Sachan
Brajesh Sachan
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There are several proper "legit" ways of converting an SVG (vector) image to PNG (raster) image:

  1. Use Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop to rasterize SVG,
  2. Use a Node.js package like convert-svg-to-png,
  3. Use online convertors like savetopng.com, ezgif.com/svg-to-png, or Canva's Image Converter (more at https://www.google.com/search?q=SVG+image+to+PNG+online), or
  4. Use a Chrome extension

But, obviously, these are not fun.

Apple's Safari browser has a neat "Capture Screenshot" feature under Safari Dev Tools.

If you don’t see the Develop menu in the menu bar, choose Safari > Preferences, click Advanced, then select “Show Develop menu in menu bar”.

Open the SVG image you want to convert in Safari by either drag-dropping or using "Open with" context menu. Now, right-click and click on "Inspect Element".

On the inspector panel, select the <svg> element and right-click on it to open the context menu. Click on "Capture Screenshot" and select the location to save the generated image.

That's it.

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