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.
ppm The .ppm file extension is used for Portable PixMap format files and is intended to be an intermediate format that can be used in the development and conversion of other file formats. This format was specifically designed so that it could easily be exchanged between various platforms. It is very simple but not very storage efficient. Before the PPM format was introduced, Jef Poskanzer invented the PBM format in the year 1980 for transmission of monochrome bitmaps as ASCII text in email messages. He also developed a tool library for easy conversion of the PBM files to other graphical formats and vice versa. This library was called Pbmplus and was released in 1988. Later Poskanzer developed the PPM format along with the PGM format and the requisite tools that were added to Pbmplus.