<feColorMatrix>

The <feColorMatrix> SVG filter element changes colors based on a transformation matrix. Every pixel's color value (represented by an [R,G,B,A] vector) is matrix multiplied to create a new color.

Usage context

CategoriesFilter primitive element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:
<animate>, <set>

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGFEColorMatrixElement interface.

Example

SVG

<svg width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 150 360"
    preserveAspectRatio="xMidYMid meet"
    xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
    xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">

  <text x="70" y="50">Reference</text>
  <g>
    <circle cx="30" cy="30" r="20" fill="blue" fill-opacity="0.5" />
    <circle cx="20" cy="50" r="20" fill="green" fill-opacity="0.5" />
    <circle cx="40" cy="50" r="20" fill="red" fill-opacity="0.5" />
  </g>

  <text x="70" y="120">matrix</text>

  <filter id="colorMeMatrix">
    <feColorMatrix in="SourceGraphic"
        type="matrix"
        values="0 0 0 0 0
                1 1 1 1 0
                0 0 0 0 0
                0 0 0 1 0" />
  </filter>

  <g filter="url(#colorMeMatrix)">
    <circle cx="30" cy="100" r="20" fill="blue"  fill-opacity="0.5" />
    <circle cx="20" cy="120" r="20" fill="green" fill-opacity="0.5" />
    <circle cx="40" cy="120" r="20" fill="red"   fill-opacity="0.5" />
  </g>

  <text x="70" y="190">saturate</text>

  <filter id="colorMeSaturate">
    <feColorMatrix in="SourceGraphic"
        type="saturate"
        values="0.2" />
  </filter>

  <g filter="url(#colorMeSaturate)">
    <circle cx="30" cy="170" r="20" fill="blue" fill-opacity="0.5" />
    <circle cx="20" cy="190" r="20" fill="green" fill-opacity="0.5" />
    <circle cx="40" cy="190" r="20" fill="red" fill-opacity="0.5" />
  </g>

  <text x="70" y="260">hueRotate</text>

  <filter id="colorMeHueRotate">
    <feColorMatrix in="SourceGraphic"
        type="hueRotate"
        values="180" />
  </filter>

  <g filter="url(#colorMeHueRotate)">
    <circle cx="30" cy="240" r="20" fill="blue"  fill-opacity="0.5" />
    <circle cx="20" cy="260" r="20" fill="green" fill-opacity="0.5" />
    <circle cx="40" cy="260" r="20" fill="red"   fill-opacity="0.5" />
  </g>

  <text x="70" y="320">luminanceToAlpha</text>

  <filter id="colorMeLTA">
    <feColorMatrix in="SourceGraphic"
        type="luminanceToAlpha" />
  </filter>

  <g filter="url(#colorMeLTA)">
    <circle cx="30" cy="310" r="20" fill="blue"  fill-opacity="0.5" />
    <circle cx="20" cy="330" r="20" fill="green" fill-opacity="0.5" />
    <circle cx="40" cy="330" r="20" fill="red"   fill-opacity="0.5" />
  </g>
</svg>

Result

ScreenshotLive sample

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Filter Effects Module Level 1
The definition of '<feColorMatrix>' in that specification.
Working Draft No change
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<feColorMatrix>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?
inChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?
typeChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?
valuesChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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