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Converting BW to SVG

The BW format represents the black-and-white version of SGI (Silicon Graphics Image), a raster format created using Silicon Graphics workstation. Similar formats include RGB and RGBA. SGI and its related file extensions were first developed by Paul Haeberli and wereinitially released in mid-1990s. They are currently considered obsolete and difficult to open with regular image viewers.

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is an open standard vector format that uses the XML markup language and can contain animated or interactive graphics. The SVG format was developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an organization promoting the development and interoperability of web products and offering such products freely. SVG files are supported by most web browsers and can be created with drawing programs or text editors.

So, how to change BW into SVG?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert BWs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load BW Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .bw files you intend to convert into .svg because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select BWs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .svg files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select SVG as Output Format

Then pick the SVG as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert BW to SVG via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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