How to Fix Missing SVG Export on Photoshop

This article shows you how to add the SVG Export Option to newer versions of Photoshop which have it missing by default.

Fixing Missing SVG Export Option on Photoshop
Fixing Missing SVG Export Option on Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop has proven to be a very powerful tool for designers and artists. It offers a wide range of features to bring creative vision to life. One of this feature is the ability to export vectors and images in various file formats such as SVG.

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a popular export option because it offers flexibility with the vectors and creates web-friendly files. As good as the SVG files sounds, some users may notice that the SVG export option is missing from their photoshop.

If this is the case for you, this article will show you how to get the SVG export option on your photoshop. Stay tuned.

SVG format Not Showing on Photoshop

Missing SVG export Option is more apparent on newer versions of Photoshop where the feature has been disabled by default. On these newer versions, the SVG export is not on the format dropdown options as show below.

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To add the SVG option to this list, follow the steps below.

  • Click on the Edit button at the top left of the photoshop window display more options.

  • Under these options, hover over Preferences and Choose Export as shown in the image below.

    Img 2.png

    This will open the Export settings under the Preferences window.

  • Make sure you are under the Export settings as shown below

    Img 3.png

  • Check the Use Legacy "Export AS" box and Click onOK at the top right of the window.

    With the box checked, SVG files will now be an option among the exports. You can confirm this by trying to export your file again.

    Img 4.png

    Notice that now, there four options PNG, JPG, GIF and SVG as opposed to the three options with the Legacy "Export As" box unchecked.


As a designer it would be frustrating to miss the flexibility of working with SVG files. If the SVG export option is missing on you photoshop, this article shows a step by step guide on how you can add it as an option. If you found the article helpful, share it with those with the same trouble and Subscribe to Geekbits.

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