Release your imagination and draw freely with DRAW SVG

DRAW-SVG is a free online drawing editor with additional tools for generating, optimizing, converting your drawings and sharing them with a community.

  • Designed for all content publishers, info graphic designers and developers.
  • Edit your drawings with a powerful SVG editor.
  • Easy create SVG animations no coding.
  • Browse, publish, share and comment drawings with a graphic social network.
  • Create memes with your favorite pictures and photos.
  • Turn your photos into Impressionist drawings with Photo to drawing Tool.
  • Discover the use of the editor with the interactive learning Showcases Tool.
  • Generate your own shape catalog to insert in your drawings.
  • Optimize the size of your SVG files before publishing them.
  • Convert your SVG drawings to PNG images for publication.
  • Encode your images (svg, png, jpeg) in base 64 for insertion into your HTML pages.
  • Pure HTML5 and CSS styles
  • Optimized for Chrome & FireFox, compatible with Edge, Safari and Opera.
  • Touch device compatible.
  • Integrate DRAW-SVG editor in your website with developers integration API.
  • Customize the UI with your own application.
  • SVG editor available as desktop application on github.

news Latest news

Version 10-5on January 2023

Version 10-4on November 2022

Version 10-3on October 2022

Version 10-1on June 2022

Version 10-0on May 2022

Version 9-9on April 2022

Version 9-8on March 2022

See release notes

Introduction to DRAW-SVG Tools

DRAW-SVG tools are online tools totally free and easy to use, full documented and professional qualities.

  • Use the editor to create and edit your drawings.
  • Optimize their size with the optimizer tool.
  • Share and publish them with the board tool.
  • Generate kinds of aquarelle with the photo to svg generator tool.
  • Create easy simple memes with images.
  • Discover how to use editor features with the elearning tool with use cases animations.
  • Generate your personal shape catalog to import in the editor to customized it with your interest field.
  • Use additional web designer tools as the png format svg converter and the image encoder to enrich the contents of your html pages.

 DRAW-SVG editor is also available as desktop application, download it from github.

SVG editor

Edit your drawings.


Drawing Board

Browse, publish, share and comment drawings.

Browse drawings

Meme maker

Create memes for your favorite photos.

Create memes

Photo to drawing generator

Turn your photos into artistic drawings.

Have fun


Learn to use the editor.

Learn how to

SVG optimizer

Optimize your SVG files.


SVG to PNG converter

Convert your SVG files in PNG images.


Encode Image

Encode images in base64 for HTML inline insert.


Custom shape catalog

Generate a drawsvg custom shape catalog.


DRAW-SVG editor user profile

The functions of DrawSVG editor are classified into two user profiles:

  • A basic profile comprising all the common functions for editing an SVG document
  • An expert profile with additional advanced features intended for users specializing in SVG

See tasks to view the difference between basic and expert profiles.

The basic profile is free to use with no identification required.

The expert profile

  • Is free for students and teachers (see user profiles)
  • Granted by Drawsvg Patreon subscription with supports
  • Can be evaluated for a period of 10 days of use by logging in with your Google or Patreon account

DRAW-SVG editor key features

Drawsvg is referenced by many websites

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    Maybe you have already found your free Web-based SVG editor among the apps so far but if you haven't, here is more. DrawSVG is a fully standards-compliant SVG editor with many features.
    What I really like about it is that it looks like a web application (i.e. menu on the left click to open submenu etc.) rather than the appearance of a desktop application brought to the web. With DrawSVG you can draw, modify, and render objects. This includes drawing basic shapes, Bezier curves, straight and curved text, numerous stroke and fill styles, etc. You can also export your SVG to PNG.

The functionalities are organized into three categories of tasks:

  • Tasks to manage documents (40 tasks, opening, saving, etc.)
  • Tasks to draw elements (35 tasks)
  • Tasks to modify the selected elements (99 tasks)

Each task is associated with a user profile (basic or expert), visit this links (document, drawing, editors) to explore them.
See showcase tool to review tasks in many use cases.
User documentation is also available.

Below are main features ordered by usual themes.

Draw objects

  • Basic elements (rectangle, circle, ellipse, line, polyline, polygon)
  • Bezier arcs (cubic, quadratic)
  • Shapes, Emoji and Font Awesome icons
  • Straight and curved text, single and multi-lines, with full feature editor
  • Images
  • Ready-made shapes (a lot of icons, arrows, flowcharts..)

Expert profile

  • Advanced elements (path, Bezier curves)
  • Path segments insert, remove and refactor
  • Drawing geometry with point capture to connect objects
  • Media controls (YouTube, video, audio, rich text)
  • Multi-language text
  • Document composition with svg included
  • Google Maps

Modify objects

  • Click an object, select the closest point clicked or all those inside in rectangle
  • Select easy with target and points highlighting
  • Moving the control points of the geometry of an object
  • Transform objects
  • Full interactive editing text with the mouse
  • Download and encode PNG into image objects

Expert profile

  • Edit geometry data
  • Insert intersections
  • Logical operations on closed shapes (union, intersection, difference)
  • Move and merge points
  • Apply constraints to objects
  • Animate elements
  • Manage layers, change the order of objects, align edges
  • Browse map location
  • Import svg files into included svg objects

Rendering objects

  • Copying the style of an object on another
  • WYSIWYG editing style properties
  • Color chooser (RGB, HSV, palette)
  • Stroke style (color, scaling, width, dash, opacity, gradient, pattern, cap, join)
  • Fill style (color, opacity, gradient. pattern, rule)
  • Text style (family, size, font-style,weight, anchor, decoration)
  • Marker style (start, mid, end)
  • Import custom shape catalog

Expert profile

Manage your drawing files

  • Save and load SVG files on your computer
  • Load images as SVG files
  • Optimize SVG file size.
  • Conversion into PNG images
  • Publish on Board tool

Expert profile

Interactive editing tools

Full svg made editing tools for a best rendered and interaction

Integration in a web application

  • Use DRAW-SVG as an integrated drawing tool within your web site
  • Edit and save your svg documents
  • Integration by API based on mozilla jsSchannel
  • Customize UI with your own application using HTML, CSS and javascript
  • See jsChannel demo ,  demo popup,  custom app,  and dev guide

DRAW-SVG interactive showcase tool

Discover DRAW-SVG editor features with showcase tool

In addition to the online documentation, the DRAW-SVG editor has an interactive tool to learn how to use its functions with animated tutorials that demonstrate a large number of use cases called "showcase".

  • Showcase can be replayed step by step or full continual.
  • Reproduces user actions directly on the DRAW-SVG GUI.
  • Indexed by keywords to easy find and select a use case.

The tool has 121 showcases which are classified into 15 categories

Publishing and sharing drawings with board tool

An original graphic social network

Is a social network that manages signed topics composed of a drawing and a description classified by keyword and emojis.
Topics can be commented and followed by answers to build threads.

  • Search latest topics by tags, keywords and emojis.
  • Browse selection.
  • Upload topics drawing.
  • Sign In with a google account to add, comment or reply topics.
  • To add a topic, select the topic's drawing creation mode from 4 different (from an image file, from a svg file, new meme, start new svg), then set the description and its classification by tags and emojis.
  • Reply to a topic by completing its drawing with the editor of DRAWSVG or by a new drawing.
  • Edit your topics, drawings and descriptions.

Meme generator tool

Creating a meme is very easy

A "meme" is an image with an added message on it.

  • Choose an image or a photo.
  • Define the meme size.
  • The meme can have up to three captions (top, center,bottom).
  • Select a caption, enter its text.
  • Adjust the text style.
  • Background style and advanced properties (stroke color and filter).
  • Then save the meme in SVG or PNG format.
  • Finaly you can edit the drawing with the editor of DRAWSVG.

Drawing generator from a photo

Generate kinds of aquarelle with the photo to svg generator tool is very easy.

  • It is achieved by reducing the dimensions of the photo and its number of colors.
  • Then by extraction of the contours of the colors with filtering and smoothing of the vertices.

Introduction to developer Tools

DRAW-SVG developer tools are free software released under the GNU LGPL for non commercial usages.
Commercial usages requires licence agreement.
With these tools you can integrate drawsvg editor inside your web site.

  • Request an API Key to activate your DRAW-SVG integration.
  • Then download Edrawsvg distribution.

JsChannel integration API

Insert DRAW-SVG editor in your website with the JsChannel API.

Hosting Edrawsvg

Edrawsvg is a distribution of DRAW-SVG editor, intended to developpers to be embedded into their websites.

Custom Application

Develop your own DRAW-SVG editor custom app with HTML, CSS and javascript.

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About the company is a french company (SIREN 893 836 361) owned by Joseph LIARD

  • SVG and Web development technologies expert
  • Provides services to customers (DrawSVG software licence contract with support, customization and training).
    Read the full review about us from

Partners and associated tools

Stephen McLaughlin and Bart Butenaers, contributors to NODE-RED  (the flow-based development tool for visual programming).

Dave Gardiner

  • Provides professional editing, writing and illustration services.
  • Has contributed to DRAW-SVG especially to the development of multi-language document functionality.

James Ingram

  • James Ingram's web application converts slur templates in SVG files to proper, pointed slurs.
  • Download SlurTemplateConverter or open online tool