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<femorphology>

The <feMorphology> SVG filter primitive is used to erode or dilate the input image. It's usefulness lies especially in fattening or thinning effects.

Usage context

Categories Filter primitive element
Permitted content Any number of the following elements, in any order:
<animate>, <set>

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGFEMorphologyElement interface.

Filtering SVG content

SVG

<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="300" height="180">
  <filter id="erode">
    <feMorphology operator="erode" radius="1"/>
  </filter>
  <filter id="dilate">
    <feMorphology operator="dilate" radius="2"/>
  </filter>
  <text y="1em">Normal text</text>
  <text id="thin" y="2em">Thinned text</text>
  <text id="thick" y="3em">Fattened text</text>
</svg>

CSS

text {
  font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
  font-size: 3em;
}

#thin {
  filter: url(#erode);
}

#thick {
  filter: url(#dilate);
}

Filtering HTML content

SVG

<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="0" height="0">
  <filter id="erode">
    <feMorphology operator="erode" radius="1"/>
  </filter>
  <filter id="dilate">
    <feMorphology operator="dilate" radius="2"/>
  </filter>
</svg>

<p>Normal text</p>
<p id="thin">Thinned text</p>
<p id="thick">Fattened text</p>

CSS

p {
  margin: 0;
  font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
  font-size: 3em;
}

#thin {
  filter: url(#erode);
}

#thick {
  filter: url(#dilate);
}

Specifications

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) (Yes) 9.0 ?
On HTML elements No support ? (Yes) No support No support ?
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) ? ? ? ?
On HTML elements ? ? ? ? ? ?

The chart is based on these sources.

See also

© 2005–2017 Mozilla Developer Network and individual contributors.
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Element/feMorphology