[whatwg] Adding SVG Filter-like functionality to Canvas 2D Context

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 6 15:33:07 PDT 2009

On Mon, 6 Jul 2009 hansschmucker at gmail.com wrote:
> Aside from drawWindow, we are currently unable to build a processing 
> chain that does include filters, other than applying a filter to the 
> result rendered by the canvas via foreignObject.

Doing filters in <canvas> is an interesting idea, but I think that it is 
probably too early to add it. We have dozens of feature requests for the 
next version of <canvas> already.

For what it's worth, you can do filters manually using getImageData() and 

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