Firefox 3.0 Beta Now Offers Color Management

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by ncarandang, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. ncarandang

    ncarandang Active Member

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    The only recent web browser to support color management, and use your custom display profile to display images, has been Safari. Safari is the most common browser on the Mac, but not at all common under Windows, so most Windows users have not had the opportunity to see managed color in browser windows.

    Firefox v3 offers managed browser color to a wider audience, and supports both Mac and Windows. Firefox 3 is now in public beta, to download a copy go to: http://www.mozilla.com

    To turn on color management under Firefox 3 enter the following text in the address bar: about:config

    Next enter the following into the filter line: color_management

    Change gfx.color_management.enabled to: true

    Restart Firefox to activate this change and enjoy your color managed web browsing!
     
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    sorry...but what would be the difference from when it was off :D
     
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    Unless your monitor is calibrated, you wouldn't notice much difference between a color managed browser to a non-color managed browser.

    Color management is for us photographers/print artisits/media creators/web developers who want the colors of our work displayed correctly (whether on the web or on print).

    Basically, it boils down to consistency. From shoot to edit to deployment, color and tone must be consistent all through out. For us, especially for my clients, this is very important.
     
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