The <feDropShadow> filter primitive creates a drop shadow of the input image. It is a shorthand filter, and is defined in terms of combinations of other filter primitives.

The result of the <feDropShadow> filter is equivalent to the following:

<feGaussianBlur in="alpha-channel-of-feDropShadow-in"
<feOffset dx="dx-of-feDropShadow" dy="dy-of-feDropShadow"
<feFlood flood-color="flood-color-of-feDropShadow"
<feComposite in2="offsetblur" operator="in"/>
  <feMergeNode in="in-of-feDropShadow"/>

Usage context

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


Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGFEDropShadowElement interface.



<svg width="200" height="200" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">
    <filter id="shadow">
      <feDropShadow dx="4" dy="8" stdDeviation="4"/>

  <circle cx="50%" cy="50%" r="80"
      style="fill:blue; filter:url(#shadow);"/>



Specification Status Comment
Filter Effects Module Level 1
The definition of '<feDistantLight>' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes No Yes No Yes ?
dy Yes No Yes No Yes ?
dx Yes No Yes No Yes ?
in Yes No Yes No Yes ?
stdDeviation Yes No Yes No Yes ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support ? Yes No Yes Yes ? ?
dy ? Yes No Yes Yes ? ?
dx ? Yes No Yes Yes ? ?
in ? Yes No Yes Yes ? ?
stdDeviation ? Yes No Yes Yes ? ?

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