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<filter>

The <filter> SVG element defines a custom filter effect by grouping atomic filter primitives. It is never rendered itself, but must be used by the filter attribute on SVG elements, or the filter CSS property for SVG/HTML elements.

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">
 <filter id="blurMe">
   <feGaussianBlur 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

Screenshot Live sample

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
filter 1 12 4 10 9 3
filterRes ? ? ? ? ? ?
filterUnits ? ? ? ? ? ?
height ? ? ? ? ? ?
primitiveUnits ? ? ? ? ? ?
width ? ? ? ? ? ?
x ? ? ? ? ? ?
xlink:href ? ? ? ? ? ?
y ? ? ? ? ? ?
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
filter Yes 18 4 10.1 3 1.0
filterRes ? ? ? ? ? ?
filterUnits ? ? ? ? ? ?
height ? ? ? ? ? ?
primitiveUnits ? ? ? ? ? ?
width ? ? ? ? ? ?
x ? ? ? ? ? ?
xlink:href ? ? ? ? ? ?
y ? ? ? ? ? ?

See also

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