Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The color-rendering attribute provides a hint to the SVG user agent about how to optimize its color interpolation and compositing operations.

color-rendering takes precedence over color-interpolation-filters. For example, assume color-rendering: optimizeSpeed and color-interpolation-filters: linearRGB. In this case, the SVG user agent should perform color operations in a way that optimizes performance, which might mean sacrificing the color interpolation precision as specified by through the linearRGB value for color-interpolation-filters.

Note: As a presentation attribute, color-rendering can be used as a CSS property.

You can use this attribute with the following SVG elements:


<svg viewBox="0 0 480 200" xmlns="">
    <radialGradient id="gradient" cx="0.5" cy="0.5" r="0.5" fx="0.35" fy="0.35" fr="5%">
      <stop offset="0%" stop-color="white"/>
      <stop offset="100%" stop-color="darkseagreen"/>

  <circle cx="100" cy="100" r="100" fill="url(#gradient)" color-rendering="optimizeQuality" />
  <text x="45" y="50%" color-rendering="optimizeQuality">quality-optimized</text>

  <circle cx="100" cy="100" r="100" color-rendering="optimizeSpeed" fill="url(#gradient)"
      style="transform: translateX(240px);" />
  <text x="290" y="50%" color-rendering="optimizeSpeed">speed-optimized</text>

Usage notes

Value auto | optimizeSpeed | optimizeQuality
Default value auto
Animatable Yes

Indicates that the user agent shall make appropriate tradeoffs to balance speed and quality, but quality shall be given more importance than speed.


Indicates that the user agent shall emphasize rendering speed over quality. For RGB display devices, this option will sometimes cause the user agent to perform color interpolation and compositing in the device RGB color space.


Indicates that the user agent shall emphasize quality over rendering speed.

Browser compatibility

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