How to export svg from illustrator so that no extra gradient stops added,except added by me.

I am trying to export svg from illustrator, it adds extra gradient stops in exported svg. Say I have a square filled with radial gradient with 3 stops(including start and end). In exported svg it has 12 stops in the same radial gradient. What settings should I apply in illustrator, so that exported(saved) svg has optimal gradient information , and avoid illustrator adding extra stops?


There's a mistake in your gradient or in the way you export the svg. I reproduced in Illustrator exactly what you describe, a square with a radial gradient and three stops, and this is the result:

<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" viewBox="0 0 800 800">
<radialGradient id="radial-gradient" cx="147.5" cy="147.5" r="147.5" gradientUnits="userSpaceOnUse">
<stop offset="0" stop-color="#fcee21"/>
<stop offset="0.5" stop-color="#f0f"/>
<stop offset="1" stop-color="#f15a24"/>
<title>Asset 3</title>
<g id="Layer_1" data-name="Layer 1">
<rect class="cls-1" width="295" height="295"/></g></g></svg>


In your other question you say you are working with an image downloaded from the internet. If you continue with the same image and don't know how it's done, I recommend you make a test with a vector made from scratch in a new file.

Edit after the comment

The reason why there are many stops is because the right part of the gradient has the gradient slider in a different position than the default one: 50%. This causes the svg to restructure the entire gradient:

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Modifying the gradient to get a similar result without touching the gradient sliders gives a result with as many stops as colors the gradient has:

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  • Hi, here is the file i am working with.Sample file . Also i tried 'select all' → 'copy everything' and paste in new document. It did not worked. Settings I used for save as svg settings
    – LaraFlow
    Oct 27 '19 at 7:00
  • Answer updated with more info
    – user120647
    Oct 27 '19 at 9:31
  • There is something more, as I commented when I copy everything and paste it to new file, the outer black stop in the new file creates white shadow instead black. What may be the reason for this?
    – LaraFlow
    Oct 27 '19 at 9:52
  • You are pasting in a new CMYK document when it must be RGB.
    – user120647
    Oct 27 '19 at 10:04
  • The whole problem was that, i could not figure out. Thanks.
    – LaraFlow
    Oct 27 '19 at 10:44

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