So, is it possible to convert JPG to SVG for Cricut? That’s what you’re about to find out. Cricut is a powerful smart cutting and printing machine that can cut 300+ materials. You can use it to cut and print designs like kids jackets, t-shirts, flowers, 3D animals, and so on. Just connect the printer to the PC and start cutting and printing. But although Cricut supports standard image formats like JPG and PNG, it uses vector formats like SVG and DXF to cut and create quality designs. That’s because vector formats can be enlarged without looking blurry or decompressed.
Option #1: How to convert JPG to SVG using free web-based software
You don’t need any introduction to Convertio, do you? Convertio is one of the most widely used online file converters for those who don’t know. That’s because you can easily convert between 300+ file formats, including PNG to SVG for Cricut. Interestingly, this online file converter is 100% free to use and supports batch conversions up to 100MB per session. In addition, Convertio users can upload images from cloud storage like Google Drive and Dropbox.
Here is how to turn a picture into an SVG for Cricut with Convertio:
Step 1. Launch Convertio JPG to SVG Converter and then tap Choose Files to open your JPG file on the program.
Step 2. Next, set SVG as the output format. Convertio also supports other unique outputs like JBG, PDB, HEIF, XPM, and many others.
Step 3. Finally, tap Convert, and Convertiowill transcode your JPG file to SVG for Circut losslessly.
2. SVG Creator
The name says it all. SVG Creator is a free online tool to help you turn photo into SVG for Cricut. It’s free and no registration is required to convert images to SVG. Apart from JPG, the drag-and-drop UI also supports GIF and PNG files. However, the multiple adverts can be annoying.
Below is how to convert JPG to SVG for Cricut with SVG Converter:
Step 1. Open SVG Creator and then drag and drop your JPG image on the UI. Or click the Select Your Image button to open a local JPG file on the program.
Step 2. Tap Convert Your File to convert and download it as SVG. You can also convert SVG to DXF. It’s that fast and easy!
Option #2: How to convert JPG to SVG for Cricut using Design Space
Another way to convert JPG to SVG is by using Cricut Design Space. It’s a free Mac/Win program that allows you to arrange, edit, and create design projects. Also, Cricut Design Space boats hundreds of free stock image templates to download and customize. In short, this software can control your Cricut machine remotely from your PC. Let’s see how to use it:
Step 1. Install and run Cricut Design Space and then create an ID.
Step 2. After your account is active, go to My Project and start a New Project.
Step 3. On the left pane, tap Upload and then choose Upload Image. Now click Browse to open your local JPG or PNG photo on Design Space.
Step 4. Set the Image Type as Simple, Moderately Complex, or Complex. Whichever the case, tap Continue.
Step 5. Edit your image by adding texts, effects, shapes, cropping, and so on.
Step 6. If satisfied, name your image file and tag it before tapping Upload.
Step 7. Lastly, download the photo or print it on the Cricut machine.
These are the best methods to convert JPG to SVG for Cricut. But always remember that PNG remains the best picture format for printing posters, covers, etc. However, SVG is the best format if you’re a graphic designer who likes pumping out cool fabrics like t-shirts and jackets. And yes, you can directly edit and convert JPG to SVG for Cricut using Design Space.
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