What vector formats are supported?


I couldn't find information on what vector image formats are supported by Storyline. In this article https://articulate.com/support/article/Storyline-360-Best-Practices-for-High-Quality-Images-and-Videos only EMF and WMF are mentioned. My images happen to be EPS. Is there a way to import them to Storyline? I don't have any image processing program available. 


2 Replies
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Iina.

Thank you for reaching out! You are correct about the vector image types Storyline is compatible with, EMF and WMF

You can also import SVG images through Powerpoint. Check out this article for more information!

If you are using any other format, I would recommend converting it to an image type, such as PNG. You can use Powerpoint for that as well. 

Let me know if this works!

Siddhant Kulshresth

EMF, WMF, and SVG work mostly in the same way like a PNG, the vector image turns raster or into image with transparency if you import them directly - through drag and drop into storyline.

For vector, I exported  the EMF, WMF  output made from original software into  PowerPoint, ungrouped them  by converting them as Microsoft drawing object ,they  broke into parts in PowerPoint,  then imported the  PowerPoint file into storyline and again ungrouped them that  converted to individual shapes but distorted them means objects go behind one another. Same treatment to SVG  yielded much better results so in the latest storyline to get a vector image, the following steps could be used.

1) From original vector image containing multiple parts or components in Illustrator or CorelDraw export export as SVG, curves as curves and text as text. Don't  drag this SVG into storyline, it will come in as image, instead, 

2) Import that SVG in PowerPoint, it comes in as graphic, ungroup it into Microsoft drawing object click on it and check whether the vector component are there. If yes,

3) Import PowerPoint in storyline on any slide, ungroup, and all the vector parts are imported intact.