Is your browser colour space-aware?

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  1. alexanderino

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    The following images were converted with Canon's Digital Photo Professional 3.4.1.1. They contain embedded colour profiles, and can determine if your browser recognises and honours them.

    Adobe RGB:
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    Apple RGB:
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    ColorMatch RGB:
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    sRGB:
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    Wide Gamut RGB:
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    To my eyes, and in Firefox 3.0.1, the Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB versions are identical, and the colours richer than the rest.

    Firefox 3 supports colour profiles, but it must be turned on.
     
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    I can see the difference in IE7 while viewing these images.
     
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    You should not see a massive difference between them. In fact, they should look identical [with Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB having slightly richer colours].

    IE7 does not support profiles, so the colours will be inaccurate [except for sRGB, since IE assumes every image is sRGB].
     
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    Edit: when i enabled colour profile support in FF, the images were very similar like you said..
     
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    no colour profile support with opera :upset:
    i'll try with apple safari.. wonder if that's smart enough..

    edit
    appleRGB seems lighter than the others but no significant difference between the pictures on safari (on pc).
    i love the fonts on safari..
     
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  6. Dropbear

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    Chrome fails..
     
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    isn't it still beta?

    i should give firefox another go.. last time i used it was when it was still 'firebird'..
     
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    ColourMatch RGB and sRGB look similar with ColourMatch being slightly richer. Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB look similar. The others look totally different.

    Using FF 3.0.1.
     
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    the last one is very unsaturated compared to the others.
     
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    only thing I notice is last one has slightly more contrast. All the others I could barely tell.
     
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    What browser are you using?
     
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    Apple safari support colour spaces by default.

    As others have mentioned, you need to enable it in FF3 (type about:config in the search bar and look for gfx.color_management.enabled... set that to TRUE)

    You proabably also need a screen capable of displaying say aRGB to see the differences?
     
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    Isn't this the exact reason we export to sRGB colourspace?
     
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    exactly, but in the brave new world this shouldnt be required.
     
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    Chrome user here (at work, needed an excuse to mess around with it ;) )

    Apple and Colormatch are the richest, Adobe just behind, then SRB with a noticeable difference and Wide Gamut is bad.
     
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    They all look the same to me !! I'm using Safari.
     
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    I agree there, but the majority of people don't have calibrated 8 bit panels.
    I feel that for the web, aiming close to the lowest common denominator is usually the safest bet.

    Sure, all us photography nerds could use colourspace aware browsers and calibrate our screen, and take the dick sucking to a new level (I wouldn't complain:p, but would still export sRGB).
    But...I know I for one show my work to people that use crappy LCD's or CRT's, along with dumber web browsers.

    Anyway, I hope that doesn't sound too aggressive. I don't believe there will be a proper standard in a long time...hell even USB doesn't have a "standard" mini connection that everyone follows.
     
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    each one looks different to me.

    using Opera 9.52.

    adobe and wide are similar but wide is slightly more washed out. both of these profiles are more washed out than most for me.

    i'm using a 7800GTX on windows XP with a pos old old Dell monitor too.

    this should give you an idea of what Opera 9.52 does for me... hopefully.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Zardoz

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    Uncalibrated 8bit HP LP2645 - they all look pretty close to identical to me. OSX + Safari 3...

    This is a BIG problem for me when I export images from Adobe products, irrespective of what colour space I tell it to use, the images look oversaturated unless I have turned colour management on - then they look absolutely brilliant. But few people have this stuff turned on...
     
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    turned on the colour profile in firefox. photos look the same but the ocau blue looks purple now. does this mean my monitor needs calibrating?
     

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