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I have created a graphic with multiple layers in Inkscape. One of the layers is some text. I have applied a drop shadow filter to the text. When I save the file as PNG, the drop shadow is not saved. I have also tried applying a gaussian blur to the text layer and to the text layer after converting it to an object. The blur is not applied.

How can I save the file as PNG with the drop shadow intact?

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I'm having this same issue (or at least a similar one). I'm trying to export a selection with an inner shadow filter, and it quite strangely only exports part of the inner shadow (the corners, but not the sides (on a box with rounded corners). It seems like I shouldn't be having this problem when "Hide all except selected" is not checked. I'm going to try to find a workaround, but this is kind of annoying. – user13757 Apr 7 '11 at 0:47
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You are probably not exporting the whole image. I think by default Inkscape exports only what you have currently selected. So when you export, make sure you have everything you want selected, or choose "Page" in the export type.

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works here with Inkscape 0.47 r22583 (Apr 4 2010) regardless of whether I use "page" or "selection" when exporting to bitmap. Which version do you use ?

(checked with display command of the Image Magick package, if that matters)

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im using Inkscape 0.48.0 r9654, problem was i didn't choose page when exporting, i was using save as... – Uri Herrera Feb 9 '11 at 18:35

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