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Improve error messaging when attempting to render SVG > 32767x32767 #3167

nishantjiit opened this issue Mar 30, 2022 · 2 comments


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nishantjiit commented Mar 30, 2022

Possible bug

Is this a possible bug in a feature of sharp, unrelated to installation?

  • [X ] Running npm install sharp completes without error.
  • [X ] Running node -e "require('sharp')" completes without error.

If you cannot confirm both of these, please open an installation issue instead.

Are you using the latest version of sharp?

  • [X ] I am using the latest version of sharp as reported by npm view sharp dist-tags.latest.

If you cannot confirm this, please upgrade to the latest version and try again before opening an issue.

If you are using another package which depends on a version of sharp that is not the latest, please open an issue against that package instead.

What is the output of running npx envinfo --binaries --system --npmPackages=sharp --npmGlobalPackages=sharp?

OS: Windows 10 10.0.19042
CPU: (4) x64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz
Memory: 2.02 GB / 7.66 GB
Node: 16.13.0 - C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.EXE
npm: 8.1.0 - C:\Program Files\nodejs\npm.CMD
sharp: ^0.30.3 => 0.30.3

What are the steps to reproduce?

I am using following code to convert SVG to TIFF.

const sharp = require('sharp');

sharp("error-svg.svg", {limitInputPixels: false})
    .flatten({ background: { r: 255, g: 255, b: 255, alpha: 255 } })
    .withMetadata({ density: 300 }) // This is only to update the properties. Does not have any impact in SVG rendering.
    .tiff({bitdepth:1,compression:'ccittfax4', quality:100, resolutionUnit:'inch'})
    .then(function(info) {
    .catch(function(err) {

Without limitInputPixels: false it says:

[Error: Input image exceeds pixel limit]

With limitInputPixels: false it says:

(process:8848): librsvg-WARNING **: 11:06:57.559: cannot render on a cairo_t with a failure status (status=InvalidSize)
[Error: svgload: SVG rendering failed
glib: rendering error: InvalidSize


For smaller sizes it is working fine.

What is the expected behaviour?

It should convert the large SVG files to TIFF without any error. For error-svg.svg: width="114958" & height="6968".

Please provide a minimal, standalone code sample, without other dependencies, that demonstrates this problem

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lovell commented Mar 30, 2022

librsvg supports rendering SVG images at up to 32767x32767 pixels - there's a related discussion at libvips/libvips#2296

We can probably improve the error messaging, I'll tag this as an enhancement.

@lovell lovell added enhancement and removed triage labels Mar 30, 2022
@lovell lovell changed the title Error while converting large SVG files to TIFF Improve error messaging when attempting to render SVG > 32767x32767 Mar 30, 2022
@lovell lovell added this to the v0.30.4 milestone Apr 4, 2022
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lovell commented Apr 18, 2022

v0.30.4 now available with improved error messaging.

@lovell lovell closed this as completed Apr 18, 2022
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