Today I needed to convert a huge batch of SVG images to PNG images and I started Googling. I found a lot of commanline examples of how to convert one SVG image to PNG image but didn’t find a script that would have done this to all the SVG files I have in a certain directory. I thought it can’t be hard to do that kind of shell script and it wasn’t.

Hopefully you’ll find some use for it.

# To use this you need to have librsvg installed.
# Converts all the svg images in the current directory to png.
# The width is hard coded (-w 600) but very easy to change.
for file in *.svg
 namebase=$(basename $file .svg)
 rsvg-convert -w 600 "$file" -o "$pngname"
 echo "Converted $file to $pngname"