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Jot down ideas directly on topics and flow with what’s going on in mind is exciting yet efficient. But once the words are overload, it would be better to use images to carry the ideas. One picture is worth thousands of words.

But, here’s the problem, when it comes to files export, the image gets blurred. When zooming in at presentation, it looks creepy at the contrast with clear topic lines and shapes.

Images on the website display perfectly on different tablets, from personal computer to mobile devices, not to even mention different tablets sizes.

Website and print graphics are often built in the SVG format, so they can be perfectly displayed on different tablets, from personal computer to mobile devices at different sizes. SVG file, known as scalable vector graphics, defines vector-based graphics in XML format.

It is resolution independent, so it can be scaled to different sizes without losing quality. So next time when inserting an icon, look for an SVG file so that file export can be clearer without losing a single resolution.

XMind: ZEN supports SVG file insert. Let’s look at the comparison with icons in PNG and SVG format below.
Insert the same icons in different format into XMind: ZEN, and zoom in as 100%.

Then, zoom in the icon. You can see the icon in PNG format gets a little blur at the edge, while SVG format is still clear.

 

Now we’ve seen how powerful and stable SVG file is, and in fact, XMind: ZEN is also built in the SVG format, let’s have a look how this duckling format turns mind mapping into a swam.

Shopping List with Items

 

Mind Map with Multiple Icons

 

Poster

SVG has an avalanche use cases in animations, interactivity, interfaces and applications building, etc. Start to implement SVG in mind maps, and graphics to make your work decent and clean.