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Why does Affinity Designer export "SVG for web" save the fill:#000?

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Web developer here, bought Affinity Designer in hopes of switching off Adobe completely. The app was great, got the job done, then I go to export the icon as an SVG and... it saves the color black as "fill:#000". Why Affinity why? :(


It should save the color black with no fill tag at all, which will still appear as black, but lets web developers like me then alter the color dynamically via CSS.


svg {

    fill: #888;



Am I hopefully just missing this setting somewhere? Kinda breaks the whole process of making svg icons. I don't want to have to use some important rule or something to overrule such a silly mistake.

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Hi meatwaddancin,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

You only have to download it from here (1.4.2 beta 4) and install it on your system. You must keep the Mac App Store version installed to be able to validate and run the Customer Beta, otherwise it will not run.

When there's an update available you will receive a notification as soon as you start the app with a download link. Download/install it overwriting the previous one.


There's also a Customer Beta available for Affinity Photo. You can find it in the corresponding area in Affinity Beta Support section, usually pinned at the top.

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