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npm CI status license: MIT semantic-release

Library to convert a given HTML DOM node into an accessible SVG "screenshot".

Demo 📸

Try out the SVG Screenshots Chrome extension which uses this library to allow you to take SVG screenshots of any webpage. You can find the source code at


import { documentToSVG, elementToSVG, inlineResources, formatXML } from 'dom-to-svg'

// Capture the whole document
const svgDocument = documentToSVG(document)

// Capture specific element
const svgDocument = elementToSVG(document.querySelector('#my-element'))

// Inline external resources (fonts, images, etc) as data: URIs
await inlineResources(svgDocument.documentElement)

// Get SVG string
const svgString = new XMLSerializer().serializeToString(svgDocument)

The output can be used as-is as valid SVG or easily passed to other packages to pretty-print or compress.


  • Does NOT rely on <foreignObject> - SVGs will work in design tools like Illustrator, Figma etc.
  • Maintains DOM accessibility tree by annotating SVG with correct ARIA attributes.
  • Maintains interactive links.
  • Maintains text to allow copying to clipboard.
  • Can inline external resources like images, fonts, etc to make SVG self-contained.
  • Maintains CSS stacking order of elements.
  • Outputs debug attributes on SVG to trace elements back to their DOM nodes.


  • Designed to run in the browser. Using JSDOM on the server will likely not work, but it can easily run inside Puppeteer.