I'm using Illustrator's default gaussian blur SVG filter:

<filter  id="AI_GaussianBlur_4">
    <feGaussianBlur  stdDeviation="4"></feGaussianBlur>

Shape appearance:


However, the exported SVG contains a base64 encoded image and not a shape with filters:

    <g class="cls-3184">
      <image width="316" height="200" transform="translate(1760.45 695.76) scale(0.24)" xlink:href="data:image/png;base64,XXXXXXXXXXXXX...."/>

I manage to "manually" apply the filter by editing the svg and not applying the filter in Illustrator. I don't see why the program is ignoring it. Any advice?

  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. I can't replicate this problem. Do you have any other effect applied perhaps to a group that the object is in?
    – Billy Kerr
    Feb 3, 2021 at 11:33
  • I do not. Perhaps I'm not exporting the SVG correctly. Do you use export or save as?
    – Mugen
    Feb 3, 2021 at 11:58
  • For me, it seems to work just fine, using either export as or save as.
    – Billy Kerr
    Feb 3, 2021 at 12:06


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