svg SVG or Scalable Vector Graphic File is a graphical format for images which are bi-dimensional and XML-based providing support to animations and various interactive elements. The SVG file format was developed with the open standards created in 1999 by the W3C (Worldwide Web Consortium). Adobe Corporation held the significant role towards the development of this file format, and it is considered to be the industry standard for viewing vector graphics on web networks. SVG images can be created, edited, and recreated in any of the text editing tools and drawing or illustration software. Additionally, SVG can be compressed, searched, scripted, and indexed.
gif The .gif filename extension refers to the GIF graphical file format created by CompuServe in 1987. The format is from the class of raster graphics which uses a dot matrix type data structure of orthogonally placed pixels, each with their own color information. The file format has a rich history of usage in storing sprite data for video games especially those released in the early 90's. The GIF format has also been used in low-resolution animation clips distributed over the internet, and in design of sharp-edged art that utilize a palette of a few colors up to a max of 256 colors. The GIF file format has its advantage in its compression technique, which limits file size but does not compromise image quality. The file format natively opens on many of the popular web browsers.