The <feMerge> SVG element allows filter effects to be applied concurrently instead of sequentially. This is achieved by other filters storing their output via the result attribute and then accessing it in a <feMergeNode> child.

Usage context

CategoriesFilter primitive element
Permitted contentAny number of the following elements, in any order:



<svg width="200" height="200"

  <filter id="feOffset" x="-40" y="-20" width="100" height="200">
    <feOffset in="SourceGraphic" dx="60" dy="60" />
    <feGaussianBlur in="SourceGraphic" stdDeviation="5" />
      <feMergeNode in="blur2" />
      <feMergeNode in="SourceGraphic" />

  <rect x="40" y="40" width="100" height="100"
    style="stroke: #000000; fill: green; filter: url(#feOffset);" />
  <rect x="40" y="40" width="100" height="100"
    style="stroke : #000000; fill: green;" />



Global attributes

Specific attributes


DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGFEMergeElement interface.


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) (Yes) 9.0 ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? ? ? ?

The chart is based on these sources.

See also

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