The <filter> SVG element serves as container for atomic filter operations. It is never rendered directly. A filter is referenced by using the filter attribute on the target SVG element or via the filter CSS property.

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"
 xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">

 <filter id="blurMe">
  <feGaussianBlur in="SourceGraphic" 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

ScreenshotLive sample

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Filter Effects Module Level 1
The definition of '<filter>' in that specification.
Working Draft  
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<filter>' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support1 Yes41093
filterRes ? ? ? ? ? ?
filterUnits ? ? ? ? ? ?
height ? ? ? ? ? ?
primitiveUnits ? ? ? ? ? ?
width ? ? ? ? ? ?
x ? ? ? ? ? ?
xlink:href ? ? ? ? ? ?
y ? ? ? ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes1 Yes ?9.53 ?
filterRes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
filterUnits ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
height ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
primitiveUnits ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
width ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
x ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
xlink:href ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
y ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

See also

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