Ive used Image Trace to convert a PNG to vectors in Illustrator. By changing the colour of my artboard I can see the transparency around the image is there.

When I save the image as an SVG it looses this transparency. The area around the image is solid white. How can I preserve this transparency?

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    What are you using to view the saved SVG? Are you using it in a web page? If so, can you share the code? It might be a coding issue. You could use Codepen (codepen.io) or JSFiddle (jsfiddle.net) to share an example of the code here.
    – cockypup
    Apr 7, 2015 at 15:15
  • Did you expand and delete all of the white space after tracing the image?
    – Naty
    Apr 7, 2015 at 15:18

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Sounds like you have a layer, or shape underneath. Paste the SVG code here if you want a detailed answer.


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