Scour is a Python tool that takes an SVG file and produces a cleaner and more concise file. It is intended to be used after exporting to SVG with a GUI editor, such as Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator.
Scour is open-source and licensed under Apache License 2.0.
Scour was originally developed by Jeff "codedread" Schiller and Louis Simard. Development is now maintained by Tobias "oberstet" Oberstein.
This Github repository is the official one. The official website as well as older packages can be found at www.codedread.com/scour.
To install the latest release of Scour from PyPI:
pip install scour
To install the latest trunk version (which might be broken!) from GitHub:
pip install https://github.com/codedread/scour/archive/master.zip
scour -i input.svg -o output.svg
Better (for older versions of Internet Explorer):
scour -i input.svg -o output.svg --enable-viewboxing
scour -i input.svg -o output.svg --enable-viewboxing --enable-id-stripping \ --enable-comment-stripping --shorten-ids --indent=none
Maximum scrubbing and a compressed SVGZ file:
scour -i input.svg -o output.svgz --enable-viewboxing --enable-id-stripping \ --enable-comment-stripping --shorten-ids --indent=none