Converting SVG to PNG

SVG diagrams are vector-based graphics. This post shows how to convert them to a pixel-based picture format, like PNG, in the command line.

For this, the rsvg-lib is needed. It can be easily installed with common package managers. On macOS, this can be done with: brew install rsvg-lib

After installation, you convert SVG files with: rsvg-convert -h [pixel height] in.svg > out.png Since SVG has no fix resolution, a pixel dimension must be specified.