<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

CategoriesNone
Permitted contentAny 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

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Specifications

Browser compatibility

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See also