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Aug 31, 2008 22:49 |  #1

Looked for a sticky to put this in but none seemed to fit.

For those that use Firefox 3 there is a little 'trick' that allows your enable color management. I'm not sure of its usefulness, but it does help me better help others commenting on their posts. Here it is:

In the address bar type about:config then click "I'll be careful, I promise!" then place this in the filter gfx.color_management.e​nabled then double click it to set it to enabled. Restart Firefox.




  
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Aug 31, 2008 22:54 |  #2

Yes, not obvious in FireFox that this is necessary. After you've done it you can check it, thanks to Rene Damkot, here: https://photography-on-the.net …php?p=2941196&p​ostcount=1


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Sep 01, 2008 00:43 as a reply to  @ Titus213's post |  #3

MaxxuM wrote in post #6217071 (external link)
Looked for a sticky to put this in but none seemed to fit.

For those that use Firefox 3 there is a little 'trick' that allows your enable color management. I'm not sure of its usefulness, but it does help me better help others commenting on their posts. Here it is:

In the address bar type about:config then click "I'll be careful, I promise!" then place this in the filter gfx.color_management.e​nabled then double click it to set it to enabled. Restart Firefox.

can i do it with firefox 2?


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Sep 01, 2008 00:45 |  #4

Color management is a feature implemented with FireFox 3.


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Sep 01, 2008 00:46 |  #5

mantra wrote in post #6217580 (external link)
can i do it with firefox 2?

No, but you don't need to. Firefox is free, after all ... just download Firefox 3.


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Sep 01, 2008 01:22 |  #6

http://www.mozilla.com​/en-US/firefox/ (external link)


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Sep 01, 2008 11:57 as a reply to  @ Titus213's post |  #7

Is it also necessary to manually enter your monitor profile in this field: gfx.color_management.d​isplay_profile. I did but not sure I see a difference either way.

On a different note has anyone found an answer to v. 3 sluggishness? I find it is dog slow loading most sites. (sometimes minutes to load, even using the "back" button) Checked the FAQ at Mozilla. com and found lots of folks with the same problem, but no answers.


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Sep 01, 2008 12:06 |  #8

Bodog wrote in post #6219769 (external link)
Is it also necessary to manually enter your monitor profile in this field: gfx.color_management.d​isplay_profile. I did but not sure I see a difference either way.

On a different note has anyone found an answer to v. 3 sluggishness? I find it is dog slow loading most sites. (sometimes minutes to load, even using the "back" button) Checked the FAQ at Mozilla. com and found lots of folks with the same problem, but no answers.

known to take a huge performance hit that's why it's not enabled by default.



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Sep 01, 2008 12:23 |  #9

Here's an add-on to set the profile in the config file (appears to work) https://addons.mozilla​.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6891 (external link)

I've not noticed the sluggishness you are experiencing. I am using FF 3.01, AMD 64 x2 3800, w/3 gig of memory and sufficient HD.

There are however several things I have stopped using in the way of plugins.


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Sep 01, 2008 12:30 |  #10

It's a bit pointless doing this, in my opinion.

When you're looking at photos on the web, they should really be in the sRGB colourspace, otherwise no one without a color-managed browser will be able to see photos properly.

To summarise, it's only a useful feature if you habitually forget to change to sRGB before you upload to your photo host.

The only realistic use for this feature is if you're using FF3 to view photos on your own machine without wanting to convert to sRGB.


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Sep 01, 2008 12:40 |  #11

I don't think it's pointless. If everyone had a colormanaged browser, it wouldn't matter what color space was used. Plus I can't control how others post their images so now I'm covered either way. I've headed the problem off on my end before it's even a problem.


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Sep 01, 2008 12:41 |  #12

Pete wrote in post #6219896 (external link)
It's a bit pointless doing this, in my opinion.

When you're looking at photos on the web, they should really be in the sRGB colourspace, otherwise no one without a color-managed browser will be able to see photos properly.

To summarise, it's only a useful feature if you habitually forget to change to sRGB before you upload to your photo host.

The only realistic use for this feature is if you're using FF3 to view photos on your own machine without wanting to convert to sRGB.

Or view photos from folks who forget.

And why should we stay locked in to sRGB? I figured FF 3.0 was progress.


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Sep 01, 2008 12:45 |  #13

Titus213 wrote in post #6219945 (external link)
Or view photos from folks who forget.

And why should we stay locked in to sRGB? I figured FF 3.0 was progress.

Until all internet users use colour-managed browsers, then sRGB will remain the standard for web-visible photos.

While FF3 is in a minority (and don't forget that many users of FF3 won't know (or won't care) how to enable the colour-management feature), then any non-sRGB image you display will look wrong to most users.


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Sep 01, 2008 14:19 |  #14

I still load MY images with sRGB.

By your method we would all have to wait for everyone else to get their act together.


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Sep 01, 2008 14:27 |  #15

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I still load MY images with sRGB.

By your method we would all have to wait for everyone else to get their act together.

It's mainly because sRGB is the internet standard colour-space (as endorsed by the W3C). People who save their images in another colour space and putting them into the internet are doing it wrong...

Unless you're dealing with print/stock sites, where there might be special instructions to use something else.


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