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I would look at the number of anchor points you have in the SVG file. More anchors points can typically increase the file size as there is more information to be rendered. I opened the two SVG files in Illustrator and screen shot them in outline mode. (It's easier to see the actual paths this way) This one has 156 anchors points This one has 686 anchors ...


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SVG files use uncompressed, human-readable text to describe an image so that it can be recreated with a render engine, such as the one included in your browser. PNG files use compressed binary data to store exact binary information. Human-readable text will always have some size overhead compared to vague binary dataflags that only need to be a few bytes (...


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The SVG file is bigger because it contains more data (in the form of paths and nodes) in comparison to the data contained in the PNG. SVGs aren't really comparable to PNG images. One is vector, the other is raster, and never the twain shall meet! It's as if you are making an assumption that SVGs should be as small as a PNG, and that isn't always the case. ...


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The iconic tool that defines Adobe Illustrator is the bezier tool. Using it appropriately and effectively means using only one anchor point per curve or line segment (smallest amount of anchor points possible. Besides that, there are many benefits: Smaller files of all types (including exports for web/print) Less anchor points makes the design easier to ...


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Generally, if you have too many points in a model you risk getting oscillations on the path since you have a hard time putting the points into the exact location where you need it. So having more points than strictly necessary is sometimes a source of error. Second the location of the anchor points matter for humans, So humans tend to want to have minima ...


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If you intend do modify the path it is much easier with adequate number of anchorpoints.


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