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<filter>

The <filter> SVG element serves as container for atomic filter operations. It is never rendered directly. A filter is referenced by using the filter attribute on the target SVG element or via the filter CSS property.

Usage context

Categories None
Permitted content Any number of the following elements, in any order:
Descriptive elements
Filter primitive elements
<animate>, <set>

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGFilterElement interface.

Example

SVG

<svg width="230" height="120"
 xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
 xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">

 <filter id="blurMe">
  <feGaussianBlur in="SourceGraphic" stdDeviation="5"/>
 </filter>

 <circle cx="60"  cy="60" r="50" fill="green" />

 <circle cx="170" cy="60" r="50" fill="green"
          filter="url(#blurMe)" />
</svg>

Result

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Specifications

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 1.0 (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) 10.0 9.0 3.0
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) No support 9.5 3.0[1]

[1] There are some remaining issues in Webkit browsers.

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See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Element/filter