Can someone explain if / how I can reduce the (seemingly huge) file size of the Cat2 SVG?
I've tried optimising CAT2 in Inkscape (simplifying (to reduce nodes), smoothing, optimising) & even using compressed SVG I can only get it to 1600kb. It doesn't seem THAT much more complicated than Cat1? Am I doing something wrong or is it simply that much more complex?
CAT1 (46kb) https://svgur.com/s/e4Y
CAT2 (2652kb) https://svgur.com/s/e5b
Maybe it is that much more complex and suited as a PNG. Would appreciate insight and advice! Thanks.
EDIT: Have realised CAT2 is not a 'proper' vector image. This is probable cause.
The SVG text contains: "<image width="198.29097" height="139.4967" preserveAspectRatio="none" xlink:href="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANS ..........
I don't think 'trace bitmap' (I copied the line drawing from GIMP to Inkscape then ran 'trace bitmap') has worked/works in the way I thought it did. The person who drew CAT2 couldn't provide vector files. I'm trying to convert his drawings to vector images (using GIMP and Inkscape). The first cat image was from someone else and a true vector image (drawn in Illustrator).