I noticed that when trying to upload SVGs created on Vectornator to Canva, a pop-up comes up saying that file is either incompatible or corrupted.
Is this a problem with Vectornator or Canva?
Canva is a littly picky about SVG files. They need to be:
- Under 3MB in size; under 10MB for Canva Contributors
- Between 150 to 200 pixels wide
- Saved with an SVG Profile of “SVG 1.1”
You could change the width easily enough in Vectornator.
Not sure what profile Vectornator exports.
They also recommend:
- Expand all strokes, paths, and text boxes (Select your artwork > Object > Expand)
(i.e. no text, no variable width strokes, or any strokes come to that, only fills)
- Group shapes with the same color together
(that’s a little weird)
- Avoid using textures and gradients
(I’d also be suspicious about blurs and shadows, basically anything pixel-based)
- Fit the artwork within the artboard (Object > Artboards > Fit to Selected Art)
(OK, this makes sense)
- Remove unnecessary layers, stray anchor points, and invisible objects
(This is OK too)