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Upload SVG Files to PicMonkey to Edit

PicMonkey has long supported the import of SVG files to the platform but, as of late 2020, users can change colors within an SVG.

Uploading an SVG file

There are a couple of ways to upload SVGs to PicMonkey. If starting on the homepage, click Create new at the top of PicMonkey, then choose your image from your computer. If you already have a canvas open, click Add image from the top toolbar or Add your own graphic from the Graphics panel (as shown above). Your SVG will open as an individual layer.

Changing colors in your graphic

Uploading an SVG file to PicMonkey will prompt the tools menu to open on the left-hand side. From there, click Change colors to open the color picker and see all the colors that you will be able to edit. At the top of the color picker, select a color dot to edit its associated color in the SVG. If you know your desired color's hex code, enter that into the text box.

Scroll down in the color picker to see Rainbow Colors (pre-designated colors) or Recently used colors from your most recent PicMonkey designs. Brand kit colors are also available.

Note: The Gradient tab is currently unavailable when editing SVG files and will be grayed out and inaccessible.

You can change as many colors in your graphic as you want.

Exporting your new design

When you're done editing your graphic, it's time to export. Click Download on the top toolbar to open up the Download box.

Note that you cannot export your finished design as an SVG, but you can export as a PNG, JPG, or PDF. If your design contains a video or animated graphic element, download as an MP4 or GIF file.

If you want to maintain a transparent background for your graphic, make sure to download it as a PNG file. A JPG file will automatically add a white backdrop to any design without a background.

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