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A standalone SVG editor?

How about Inkscape? It is: free and open source, has a perfectly compliant SVG format file generation and editing, can open a number of other vector formats, with the help of extensions, can ...
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A standalone SVG editor?

As already mentioned I would go with Inkscape if you want a full featured SVG editor with great design capabilities and powerful tools. If you want something simpler however, are looking for a web ...
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Convert SVG to PDF

Open SVG in browser and print the page to PDF. Not silent or command line so doesn't meet my requirements Use cmdlnprint $ firefox -print "URL" Addon for Firefox to automate printing ...
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A standalone SVG editor?

Any semi-decent vector editing application should fulfil your requisites (except being free). In addition to the already mentioned Inkscape, Gravit Designer is a good choice (you can use it both in ...
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SVG search engine

Yes, Google can search for SVG files. Lifehacker agrees. January 28, 2011 Google Image Search Indexes SVG Files Last year, Google announced that it started to index SVG files, but the ...
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Animated SVG image viewer for Linux

The file you've provided opened in animated form in Ubuntu Linux in both Firefox and in Google Chrome.
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trace PNG with outlines to SVG

Inkscape can do this: Import the PNG and select it go to the menu Path / Trace Bitmap choose Centerline tracing You can see that it works by setting a different contour color ("set stroke")...
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Free SVG editor better than Inkscape

Is there something better than Inkscape? It depends what you mean by better. If your main issue with Inkscape is that "it's not intuitive to use and [you] waste time to do simple things", ...
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Convert SVG to PDF

For people who want it to run truly headlessly, i.e. no X server, try wkhtmltopdf (note that Linux distro packages of it are missing some features, so download from their website). It was designed to ...
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A Command Line Tool to Simplify SVG Files

Scour is a python tool which removes redundant and spurious data from SVG files and then optimizes them. Install If you are on debian you can install it by typing this command: sudo apt install ...
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An online web tool to export SVG (as raw code) into other image formats

The Website Checker site allows you to simply paste the text of your raw SVG into a box and then preview & download the resulting image as PNG or JPEG.
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Real-time SVG viewer

Both Atom, Brackets and Visual Studio Code plain text editors have a plugin for real time preview of SVG files while being edited. Atom SVG Preview Package Brackets SVG Preview Visual Studio SVG ...
Duarte Farrajota Ramos's user avatar
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A standalone SVG editor?

Just use any plain text editor. I use mousepad. SVG is just an XML file with a well defined and stable DTD, analogous to HTML. If you really want to be able to control your images, manually editing ...
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Fast Viewer for Large SVG Files?

When converting a dot file to svg the file becomes larger. Convert dot to svg via Graphviz dot -Tsvg filename.dot -o filename.svg 635 kB (dot file) ---> 5,9 MB (svg file) Maybe you should try ...
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opensource SVG drawing program simpler than InkScape on Linux

Have you tried LibreOffice Draw? It's a much smaller and simpler program than Inkscape, with more limited features, but it has all the basic drawing tools and primitives. It supports SVG import and ...
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C# tool to convert svg to png

Consider using the DocumentConverter class from the Leadtools.Document.Sdk Nuget Package. You can use this class to take in your SVG as an input file and convert it to a number of supported Image and ...
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Is there some library in python that can put texts on svg files?

Yes, the famous Cairo library in Python (PyCairo) is able to do exactly that! https://pycairo.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
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A Command Line Tool to Simplify SVG Files

There is also svgcleaner. As of the time that I am posting this, the latest release was in April of 2018, and the latest (unreleased) commit in November of 2019, so it can still be considered in ...
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A software to convert .pdf files into multiple svg files (one per pdf page)?

You indicated that splitting the PDF pages into separate SVG files could help you, provided the resulting SVG has proper formatting. If you haven't tried it already, the LEADTOOLS ePrint printer ...
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Vector drawing app with "partial erase" (raster-like)

Ok, so I somehow wasn't expecting it, but Inkscape seems to mostly fit the bill! It generally ticks all the boxes in my original question. A few small disadvantages with regards to "MS Surface Pen ...
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CAD software for creating electro schemes, supporting command line export to SVG

I'd suggest DraftSight for this, as it's open-source, free and very well supported and documented, and has an install base in the millions. https://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight-cad-...
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Looking for an engineering-like SVG design software

There is no reason why you can not use SolidWorks or say Autocad for this. Its not often done but possible. I use Maya and Creo all the time to make logos in 2D, i just export the logo in EPS and be ...
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Save or export SVG as CMYK pixel data

As explained in this post you can use Scribus with Inkscape to prepare press ready pdf file. Scribus is another free, gratis, open source & cross platform program. The steps are basically: Find ...
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Dynamic Floor Plans in Web App

Essential Diagram for JavaScript supports manipulating SVG based nodes and serialization. Example The whole product is available for free through the community license if you qualify (less than 1 ...
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SVG generator with animations

Google Web Designer might fit your criteria. Failing that look at Inkscape Animation
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Short 2D Animation Video software for HTML5 display

I love Express Animate: http://www.nchsoftware.com/animation/ It can output a Mp4 video, but also export a Html5 version modifying the obects using JavaScript, so you only have the original assets ...
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Short 2D Animation Video software for HTML5 display

Adobe Animate CC (flash) can do exactly this - render vector animation on HTML5 canvas with javascript, but it's 10€/month or so. IMO it's worth the money if you have some income (and if not, internet ...
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SVG viewer for a quick browse through many SVG files

You could use ImageMagick from the command line to view the images or to create a contact sheet like preview of the contents of each directory, with captions such as the file names and you can do so ...
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Testing if a SVG file contains raster graphics

You could modify the program suggested here as follows: using System; namespace ExtractBitmapFromSvg { static class ExtractBitmapFromSvg { static int Main(string[] args) { ...
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