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Title pretty much says it all... Is there a way to open/import an SVG file with Photoshop CS2 or CS3? I am on Mac OS X but cross platform solutions are preferred. Illustrator can open SVG files, so I find it odd that Photoshop cannot. I understand Illustrator is vector based, but Photoshop has limited vector capabilities also...

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Adobe lost all interest in SVG when they bought Flash. Your best bet is to open it in Illustrator and convert it to something else that Photoshop can swallow.

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You can open it in Inkscape (it's free, inkscape.org) and export as PNG from there, with the size you prefer.

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Thanks... I'm aware of that, I was just wondering if there's any way to open them directly in Photoshop. –  Josh May 2 '10 at 14:54
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To use SVG images in Photoshop CS3 try out "SVG Kit for Adobe Creative Suite" from svg.scand.com and that is the whole story!

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For others' information, SVG Kit is a commercial plug-in which is only available free for a trial period. –  T Nguyen Apr 19 '13 at 1:12
    
Just a heads up: this website has a Trustworthiness rating of "Unsatisfactory" on Web of Trust, but no user reviews are listed. –  Pieter Jan 1 at 10:48
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Yeah, SVG Kit for Adobe Creative Suite just for Photoshop/Elements is $100! Adobe CS5 still won't open these files. The best option for now is downloading Inkscape (free) and exporting it in a different format.

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SVG Kit for Adobe Creative Suite has a free trial anyway, so why not to try? Besides, it supports CS5.5, CS5, CS4 and CS3 and you don`t need to convert SVG to other formats.

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You can use GIMP to open and rasterize the SVG then save as a PSD. Gimp can also have the paths imported but I'm not sure how to save those to retain the vector graphics in photoshop.

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