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Image file formats

SciStat graphs can be downloaded in 3 formats:

  • PowerPoint: the downloaded file contains 1 slide that contains the graph.
  • TIF: a high resolution TIF file, 1600x1200 pixels, at 300 DPI as required by most publishers.
  • SVG: a vector image file format.

SVG files

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. The advantages of SVG files are:

  • SVG images, and its individual elements, can be edited with Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Inkscape (Free!), and other popular vector drawing programs (and even with a text editor)
  • SVG images are scalable
  • SVG images can be printed with high quality at any resolution
  • SVG graphics do NOT lose any quality when they are zoomed or resized
  • SVG files can be imported in (recent versions of) PowerPoint and Word.


Inkscape is an SVG editor that enables you to edit individual elements, or groups of elements, in a graph.

The program can be downloaded freely from the Inkscape website.