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Easily convert your SVG files into CGPaths, CAShapeLayers, and UIBezierPaths
.package(url: "https://github.com/pocketsvg/PocketSVG.git", from: "2.7.0")


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A simple toolkit for displaying and manipulating SVGs on iOS and macOS in a performant manner.

The goal of this project is not to be a fully compliant SVG parser/renderer. But rather to use SVG as a format for serializing CG/UIPaths, meaning it only supports SVG features that can be represented by CG/UIPaths.

Thoroughly documented.


  • Support for SVG elements: path, line, polyline, polygon, rect, circle, ellipse
  • Support for SVG named colors.
  • Fully working iOS and macOS demos.
  • Straightforward API for typical SVG rendering as a UIImageView/NSImageView or CALayer subclass.
  • Access every shape within your SVG as a CGPath for more fine-grained manipulation.


Swift Package Manager

dependencies: [
    .package(url: "https://github.com/pocketsvg/PocketSVG.git", .upToNextMajor(from: "2.6.0"))


Add this to your Podfile:

pod 'PocketSVG', '~> 2.6'

Then run pod install


Add this to your Cartfile:

github "pocketsvg/PocketSVG" ~> 2.6

Then run carthage update


Render an SVG file using SVGImageView

let url = Bundle.main.url(forResource: "tiger", withExtension: "svg")!
let svgImageView = SVGImageView.init(contentsOf: url)
svgImageView.frame = view.bounds
svgImageView.contentMode = .scaleAspectFit

Output image

Note: By default, SVGLayer has shouldRasterize set to YES when running on iOS. If you need to animate changes to the layer's transform you might want to reset that to NO.

Manually render each path of an SVG file using CAShapeLayer

view.backgroundColor = .white

let svgURL = Bundle.main.url(forResource: "tiger", withExtension: "svg")!
let paths = SVGBezierPath.pathsFromSVG(at: svgURL)
let tigerLayer = CALayer()
for (index, path) in paths.enumerated() {
    let shapeLayer = CAShapeLayer()
    shapeLayer.path = path.cgPath
    if index%2 == 0 {
        shapeLayer.fillColor = UIColor.black.cgColor
    else if index%3 == 0 {
        shapeLayer.fillColor = UIColor.darkGray.cgColor
    else {
        shapeLayer.fillColor = UIColor.gray.cgColor

var transform = CATransform3DMakeScale(0.4, 0.4, 1.0)
transform = CATransform3DTranslate(transform, 200, 400, 0)
tigerLayer.transform = transform

Output image


Bug Reports & Feature Requests

Please use the issue tracker to report any bugs or file feature requests.


PRs are welcome.


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