Chapter 15. Filter Effects—Preset

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New for v0.47.

Filter Effects (Filters) are a feature of SVG that allow an SVG viewer to change the presentation of an object in a well-defined manner such as adding texture to a Fill, giving an object a blurred shadow, or modifying the object's color. Inkscape v0.46 support almost all SVG Filter primitives; v0.47 adds Preset (predefined) filters.


Support of Filters is limited in many web browsers. Firefox 3 introduced support. Opera 9.5 supports filters. Internet Explorer supports filters through the Adobe plug-in. Squiggle (Batik) and librsvg support filters. Filters have not been widely used and thus viewers haven't received a lot of testing. Inkscape, Firefox 3 and 3.5, Opera 9.5, Batik, and so forth, all have their quirks and will display some filters correctly but not others.

This chapter covers Preset filters, that is those Filters that are preconstructed for your use. The following chapter covers Custom filters where you build the filters yourself.