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Old 11-04-2011, 10:20 AM
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colour profiling for WEB, or G Chrome sux!

recently changed to google chrome and have learned it does not support colour profiles, which gets me to this question,

how do you guys make sure your photos on website are as close to your intention as possible...

I am guessing saving as sRGB is a no no.

tips and workflow, please?
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:44 AM
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Re: colour profiling for WEB, or G Chrome sux!

Surely saving for web sRGB is the best solution? Of course this does not guarantee your viewer will see it properly either on a color aware application or a calibrated monitor.

Have not tried this as I only occasionally use Chrome:
To enable the color management in Google Chrome, you need to add the switch to the Google Chrome launcher itself.

Right-click Google Chrome desktop shortcut and select Properties.
Append –enable-monitor-profile to the path in the Target field.

Example "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe -enable-monitor-profile"

Note Only add the switch if you are using a custom profile on your display
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:13 AM
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Re: colour profiling for WEB, or G Chrome sux!

Tony is spot on.

I noticed thought that the forums fonts run dashes together so it may not be clear that there are two dashes at the very front. Here is a link the shows Tony's advice with cut and pastes (not mine):

http://klyment.com/serendipity/archi...le-Chrome.html

Also, I have used the info in the link below to better understand the situation with browsers and also to test out if the browser has color management turned on or not. The color management is coupled to both the browser and the OS so worth checking on your specific browser/OS combination.

http://www.gballard.net/psd/go_live_...Gprofiles.html
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:46 AM
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Re: colour profiling for WEB, or G Chrome sux!

that doesnt seem to work on OSX
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:57 AM
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Re: colour profiling for WEB, or G Chrome sux!

Thanks John cannot blame the forum on this one - I missed the fact that it should be two dashes.

Out of curiosity I tried to apply this to Chrome in Windows 7 - it did not work and windows did not like the fact I tried to change it!!

The link John posted is very good for testing sample below should show the difference between a managed web app such as Firefox (top) and non managed (bottom)



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Old 11-04-2011, 12:12 PM
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Re: colour profiling for WEB, or G Chrome sux!

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that doesnt seem to work on OSX
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The color management is coupled to both the browser and the OS so worth checking on your specific browser/OS combination.
Hi P_Fuzz
You are right. I do not use Chrome and my last check indicated that it is not color managed on OSX yet. As per my note above it's the OS/browser combination that needs to be double checked. Color managed options for OSX I know include Firefox and Safari (I use Firefox). Hope that helps
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:06 PM
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Re: colour profiling for WEB, or G Chrome sux!

I also use Safari and all is good there, but Safari doesnt handle Flash player very well... that is what made me look for a new browser...

Chrome is nearly perfect... if you are colour blind
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:44 PM
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Re: colour profiling for WEB, or G Chrome sux!

You might want to go for Firefox then.
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:41 PM
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Re: colour profiling for WEB, or G Chrome sux!

I like and use Firefox (PC Win 7 64bit) instead of IE most of the time. Played with Chrome and even Safari but could not find any reason to make a change as I could not find any improvement in speed etc. As to Chrome perhaps it will be Ok when/if they update to being colour managed. This may not be a priority for them as I guess most users not really aware of colour management
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:51 PM
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Re: colour profiling for WEB, or G Chrome sux!

Friends of mine who are web designers gave me this tip a while back: Use the "Color Management Off" option in Color Settings.

Of course, newer versions of PS don't have this option built in anymore. I got around this by copying my "Off" profile from an older version and it worked.

Then, use Save for Web & Devices and make sure "Convert to sRGB" is UNchecked.

I use this for everything web-related. Even emailing jpeg comps to clients, I'll convert the file to No Management before sending. Saves a lot of grief.

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