Creating and exporting SVG files using Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor and design program developed by Adobe Inc. Although it is a commercial, licensed product, it is very commonly used to put together vector graphics, and many users utilize this tool for creating icons for Mapeo as well.

Exporting .svg files with the right properties

When you're ready to export a vector graphic file into a Mapeo-compatible .svg file format, the process is as follows:

  • On the Adobe Illustrator top menu, click on File and then select Export, followed by Export As.

  • Ensure that Use Artboards is checked.

  • Save your .svg file in the correct directory (icons for Mapeo configurations) and with your desired filename, and click Export.

  • In the following window, ensure that the following properties are set, and then click OK:

Your .svg file should now be ready to be used by Mapeo. See Naming icon files for more information on how to name the files and where to place them in the configuration directory.

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