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SVG export question on Raster vs Vector (why is it embedding pngs from vector design)

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I've recently created several vector only designs in Affinity Designer.

When I go to export them as SVG instead of being vector svg files they are svgs that contain raster pngs embedded in them and hence don't scale properly.
This is not what I want. 😢

Is there any way to tell affinity designer to export the vector design as only a vector svg not png embedded in svg?

Are there features of the software that force the design to export embedded pngs, and if so is there a refence to which ones so they can be avoided and alternate methods employed?
I've noticed specifically that outer shadow fx seems to trigger this, i'd really like to know which other features trigger this behavior so that i can make svg vector safe resizable designs.

Anyone know a reference to this aspect of Affinity Designer?

Many Thanks. ❤️ 

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This is something that keeps coming up, personally I think all of the blend modes and FX etc should only be accessible from the "pixel persona" so it's obvious that the file will no longer be purely vector. However that's not how it is, so you just have to be mindful of what you are doing. 

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