Issue with importing an SVG file into Illustrator

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Sep 15, 2022 Sep 15, 2022

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Hello, I'm having trouble importing an SVG file into Illustrator. When I open it in any browser, everything appears fine, but when I import it into Illustrator, some of the colors do not appear correctly. I've provided screenshots and the SVG file below.

 

Is this an issue with the SVG file or with my Illustrator? How do I solve it?

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Sep 15, 2022 Sep 15, 2022

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Hello Raofin,

 

Sorry to hear about this experience and thanks for sharing the file. When trying to open the SVG file, a warning message appears "Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny." 

 

 

This indicates the file is based on SVG Tiny, a subset of SVG intended for use with mobile devices such as cell phones. It does not support certain constructs, among them clipping masks.

 

I would suggest you open this SVG in a web browser and then use the print command to save it as a PDF, and then open that PDF in Illustrator and check if it helps.

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks,

Anubhav

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Some layers become non-scalable after saving as PDF.Screenshot-086.png

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Sep 15, 2022 Sep 15, 2022

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The paths are there. You could just add color to them.

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There should be a proper solution for this. I have more files like this, and I can't manually fix all of them.

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You could try and open them in Inkscape.

If they are interpreted correctly, save them as default SVG (not the Inkscape special version of SVG and not Tiny).

Then try and open in Illustrator.

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Doesn't work and still receiving that same warning "Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny".

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Did you save as something other than tiny? Tiny is ages old.

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What is "Tiny"?!
I tried both SVG options available in inkscape (Inkscape SVG & Plain SVG). None of them work.Screenshot-088.png

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Sep 15, 2022 Sep 15, 2022

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Tiny is an SVG flavour.

 

Which application did you use to create those SVGs? Are those your working files?

 

When using Illustrator, SVG is not a working file format and should not be used as such. SVG is for exporting purposes only and then not to be opened again in Illustrator. The working file format should be the native AI.

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I made them in Canva. Unfortunately, SVG is the only scalable export option there.

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Then Canva probably is not the best tool to start with and you have to go the route Anubhav described above.

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