SVG files are necessary to create designs in the Cricut Design Space.  Converting JPEGs and PNG files to SVG can greatly enhance the image trying to be cut. Cricut often refers to SVG files as cut files.

JPG files are smaller and lower quality. They download faster, but are not as intricate. PNG files are larger and better quality than JPG files. They are better for printing, but the typically load slower.

JPG to SVG using Web-Based Software is a website with resources for converting different file types.

JPG to SVG using Cricut Design Space

Upload your JPG, choose image complexity, then remove empty space around the image.

Print then Cut vs. Cut

Print then cut is good for sticker making, but with this tutorial I am using iron-on vinyl so I chose cut for my needs.

Design Space Limitations

Converting in Design Space doesn't allow you to share the SVG file outside of Cricut.

Final Product and Comparison

The website had sharper lines; so I used that SVG file and cut my design with Cricut.

My Design

I used the Cricut Explore Air 2 and Everyday Iron-on to complete the project.