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I made a map in AI, but the file size is HUGE as an svg?


Question

I made an svg in Illustrator, but now I want to use it in a website/app but it's a huge size (around 10 MB) how can I decrease the size of it? My illustrator file is pretty big but that because I have some tracing elements underneath. The file also has a big artboard, but when I save should I delete my tracing elements, and decrease the artboard size?

2014/08/31
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8/31/2014 6:52:00 PM

Yes, you should delete any extra elements before saving out your svg. Also how complex is your map? Svg's typically perform best without gradients, clipping masks, or additional effects like drop shadows. If you need to keep the detail why not just do a save for web from Illustrator as a png?

2014/09/06
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9/6/2014 2:06:00 AM