SVG is a file format for storing drawing data of various kinds — a simplification would be to say that it’s a format for storing
FLine (although it has quickly grown to store images as well). This page documents support for a limited subset of the SVG format, specifically the subset emitted by Adobe Illustrator’s LiveTrace functionality which tries to take arbitrary images and turn them into, essentially, collections of filled
FLine that end up looking just like the image.
Let’s start with this image:
This is Pamela Sorrells’s test apple.
If we open that with Adobe Illustrator, and select “Make and Release” from the Live Trace submenu, we’ll see something like:
If we “save as…” that as an svg file using these options:
We’ll end up with an SVG file. Back in Field, this code:
Then we’ll see this:
Of course, now we have the
FLines we can do anything we want to them: