How do I save file as an svg, not an explorer webpage

Asked by Richard Summers on 2017-02-06

I am Loving this program, but when I try to save my work, as an svg file, it saves it into my 'pictures' folder as an Windows Explorer web page type of file.

I'm sure I can still open it again in Inkscape in order to continue working on it, but If I want to upload it to another program, (Videoscribe) I need to have it saved as an svg file.

I'm sure this is probably something simple, but beyond my knowledge. I work in Photoshop occasionally (on another computer), and when I save those files, let's say as a jpg, they exist as a jpg on my computer, not a windows explorer file. If I wanted to print the file, Shutterfly, for example, needs the jpg.

Similarly, in this case I need my work saved as an svg, and I'm even selecting that as the file choice, but I think my computer is doing something else.

Can someone help me with my problem? I'd really appreciate it.

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Best Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Hi Richard,

I think the file *is* saved as an SVG, if you save it with Inkscape, and the file name ends on .svg, and in the dropdown at the bottom of the save dialog, it says 'Inkscape SVG'.

I believe the issue you have is rather that these files are, per default, being opened with your web browser.

To change the default program that will be called when you double-click on an SVG file to open it to Inkscape, you can follow, for example, these instructions:
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-change-file-associations-in-windows-2624477

Hope I guessed correctly, else, please make sure that you can see the file name extension in your windows explorer, to check the file type that the images you created have been saved as.

Kind Regards,
 Maren

Richard Summers (rjsummers) said : #2

That really helps. I wasn't expecting such a quick and concise reply. Thank you so much. I really mean it.