SVG and PNG both are a type of image format to store images. SVG is a vector based image format where an image is represented by set of mathematical figures and PNG is a binary image format and it uses lossless compression algorithm to represent image as pixels.
Following are the important differences between SVG and PNG.
|1||Stands for||SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics.||PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics.|
|2||Image type||SVG image is vector based.||PNG image is pixel based.|
|3||On Zoom||SVG image quality remains same while zooming.||PNG image quality degrades while zooming.|
|4||Basis||SVG images is made up of paths and shapes.||PNG images is made up of pixels.|
|5||Editable||SVG images are editable.||PNG images are not editable.|
|6||Extensions||SVG images use .svg extension.||PNG images use .png extension.|
|7||Usage||SVG images are used in devices using high resolution images.||PNG images are generally used in image creation.|