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How to enable Color Management in Firefox 3+

Update: Firefox 3.5 has Color Management enabled by default. However it has bugs and will only support color profiles as specified by ICC v2, later versions will add support for ICC v4. Users viewing images using ICC v2 color profiles on monitors with wide gamut levels may find them to look more saturated (darker) than expected.

Getting the right colors in a photograph is very essential to any photographers. We spend time calibrating our monitors just to get the closest color rendering possible right. But things don’t just end there. We’re glad our monitors and computers are calibrated but what about the people on the other end of the spectrum who are viewing our photographs from their computers and monitors. Although you may be working on an extremely clear display with great colour balance, someone else might be viewing it on a cheap web-enabled phone. Once that image goes down an O2 Broadband line and up someone else’s pipes, it’s uncertain how it’ll turn out elsewhere. For this reason it’s important to calibrate with others in mind. Just like print, we are keen on how the colors and photos would come out but computers is another matter. Here’s where browser color management goes to the rescue.

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