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Here's a crowbar.

I have downloaded the SVG version of it, and have attempted to rotate it so it is more horizontal (for use as a text banner) -- but apparently the highlight (the brighter red on the darker red bar) has a large amount of whitespace surrounding it in the SVG element. This means that even when "laid flat", the image remains largely square.

I have installed Inkscape, but can't figure out what that element "is" and how to modify it. Help?

For now, I have adjusted the image to have huge negative margins, but I'd still like to understand what's going on.

Edit: Tried to link to image, can't display SVG's, so here's a link to the image (yes, the license says I can copy and share it).

Edit 2: Here is the SVG code for just the highlight element of the crowbar:

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   xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#"
   xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
   xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
   xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
   xmlns:sodipodi="http://sodipodi.sourceforge.net/DTD/sodipodi-0.dtd"
   xmlns:inkscape="http://www.inkscape.org/namespaces/inkscape"
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   viewBox="0 0 629.63403 163.85557"
   id="svg45"
   sodipodi:docname="crowbar-flat2.svg"
   inkscape:version="0.92.5 (2060ec1f9f, 2020-04-08)"
   width="166.59067mm"
   height="43.353386mm">
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     id="title154">Crowbar</title>
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         rdf:about="">
        <dc:format>image/svg+xml</dc:format>
        <dc:type
           rdf:resource="http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage" />
        <dc:title>Crowbar</dc:title>
        <cc:license
           rdf:resource="https://pixabay.com/service/license/" />
      </cc:Work>
    </rdf:RDF>
  </metadata>
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     bordercolor="#666666"
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     gridtolerance="10"
     guidetolerance="10"
     inkscape:pageopacity="0"
     inkscape:pageshadow="2"
     inkscape:window-width="640"
     inkscape:window-height="480"
     id="namedview47"
     showgrid="false"
     inkscape:current-layer="svg45"
     units="mm"
     fit-margin-top="-68"
     fit-margin-left="0.1"
     fit-margin-right="-13.6"
     fit-margin-bottom="-70.6"
     inkscape:pagecheckerboard="true"
     borderlayer="false"
     showborder="true"
     inkscape:showpageshadow="true" />
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      <feGaussianBlur
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  • to me this is cropped right to the crowbar. no whitspace I'd say
    – KSPR
    Nov 25 '20 at 16:31
  • That's because of the huge margins I applied. I have added the source for just the 'offending' element.
    – Noughtnaut
    Nov 25 '20 at 17:03
  • 1
    The extra space is the extent of the gaussian blur filter.
    – Billy Kerr
    Nov 25 '20 at 18:55
  • Oh! I see. Make that an answer and I shall accept it. :)
    – Noughtnaut
    Nov 25 '20 at 19:03
  • OK, I've done that now.
    – Billy Kerr
    Nov 25 '20 at 19:10
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The extra space is the extent of the gaussian blur filter that has been added to the highlight in the middle of the crowbar.

To be honest, you can just ignore this. It shouldn't stop you from just rotating the image slightly. Alternatively, if you don't want that gaussian blur filter, select the object, and just delete the filter.

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