93 Replies
Glen Shearer

I'm finding PNG inadequate for my needs and SVG is more useful especially for detailed infographics. Hopefully, this will be addressed soon. When missing features like this show up around the time my subscription is due for renewal, it's an easy decision to skip a few months and spend some time with the competitor. 

Karen Morrison

 I use a lot of SVG graphics for the reasons Rich stated. I'm playing with the trial version of Storyline, and it seems weird that I can't just insert any of my SVGs.  I'll keep the web object trick in mind, but that seems like something that would be really easy to break by accident without realizing it.

John DePauw

The problem with other formats is screen scaling. I recently created a custom slider using a custom image. However as you enlarge the module, either based on user's screen size or by manually dragging, the image looks pixelated. The only way to eliminate this issue is to use SVG which no matter how big or how small you scale, always maintains it's image integrity and never pixelates. I don't understand why this wouldn't be a high demand format when the e-learning modules are so heavily graphic based.

_ CyberDirekt

Hey everybody, 

I am really looking forward to a SVG support in SL360! I am trying to fix this chrome fuzzy issue. But as it's not only images but also text that is fuzzy and blurry I think svg image support will only be half the solution.

Does anyone have some tipps or suggestions, how to fix this chrome fuzzy thing?

Thanks !!

Steve Meikle

Absolutely agree that svg files are a MUST.

I just had a look at my storyline file on the ipad. Obviously zooming in and out is easy and everyone naturally does it on an ipad. My illustrator created image pixellated immediately and thought no problem - I will just change format to svg. - but no ... cannot do?????

Inexplicable for such a very expensive piece of software (storyline) being used on a VERY common device (ipad).  This  (svg. capable import of images) is  in my opinion absolutely essential.

Ralf Guido Scholz


yes it is more than a pitty - it is a large disadvantage of Storyline and nothing seems to happen, as this fact is well known for month. The only fact not to change the software, as you are quiet right -it is expensive - is, that comparable programs are as well far away from being better. Capitvate for example is quiet buggy. So we have to take this software as it is - that is a pitty.

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Mark McCall

There are other eLearning development environments that support static SVG images and Flash export.   I do not think that it is too much to ask Articulate to either include support for SVG images on a roadmap or let us know that they will not so that users can make an informed decision on the value of this feature in future purchase cycles.  

The key area where SVG graphics is necessary is designing for responsive builds which Articulate is marketing heavily.  However, there are other reasons SVG graphics are becoming more critical to educational/training development:

  1.  Embedded Accessibility.  A structured SVG graphics supports the embedding of key accessibility information in the code such as title and description not only at the overall graphics level but at an individual component level as well.  This allows screen readers to not only read the description of the graphic; but, allows for a more detailed description of each component of the graphic. In addition, text that is included in the graphic maintains a  text tag and can be read by a screen reader.
  2. SVG Graphics can accept variable data that allows for individual customization.  This is the difference between what is referred to as static vs. variable or dynamic SVGs.  I understand that supporting variable SVG is probably going to be beyond a development platform.  For a recent lab where we had to show the user a random water value on a gauge, we had to encode the SVG within a javascript/HTML container and present in Storyline via a Web Object.  But, it would be great if Storyline had a way to recognize variables within an SVG and allow mapping from within the development tool.  
  3. The scalability of the graphics allows for a richer presentation of more detailed components of a graphic within one file.  

SVG support may seem somewhat of a trivial feature; but, given the current trends of personalized training, accessibility, and responsiveness continue to become mainstream SVG provides a necessary functionality for advanced development.