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#1 OFFLINE   vegasracer

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:22 AM

Recently I noticed some odd behavior concerning how my photos were displaying on various browsers and operating systems... especially those pics with red colors. They seemed to be washed out and the red color seemed muted. Then it dawned on me... I had completely forgotten to take into consideration how color is managed on the web when saving my jpegs prior to uploading to Flickr. I had forgotten that I needed to convert my files to the sRGB color space in order to have it display correctly on your browsers. Some of you may not have noticed any difference in the pic colors (I'll hazard a guess that you use Firefox)... some of you may have indeed noticed. Anyway, I have fixed my workflow and hopefully this won't be a problem going forward. Here are some examples of what I've been talking about. You may or may not notice any difference. I'm targeting this change at those of you who DO see a difference.

Here are the old pics with un-converted color space.

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Ferrari 599XX by vegasracer, on Flickr

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Nissan Fairlady Z #1 JGTC 2004 XANAVI NISMO by vegasracer, on Flickr

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Supra JGTC 2003 #37 ZENT TOM'S by vegasracer, on Flickr

And here are the new, converted pics. See the difference? I sure can, especially on my iPad and when using Chrome or IE browsers.

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Web Color Test 1 by vegasracer, on Flickr

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Web Color Test 2 by vegasracer, on Flickr

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Web Color Test 3 by vegasracer, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!

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#2 OFFLINE   dbonser

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:50 AM

Interesting. I also see the difference on my iPad but not on my iMac w/Safari.   :wavetowel2:

I'll have to check my photos to see how I'm saving them. Thanks for the info!

Edited by dbonser, 12 June 2011 - 07:50 AM.

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#3 OFFLINE   Alex230

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:09 AM

In Ffox ,it's not visible ,but in IE it's a huge color desaturation and low color brightness
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:29 AM

For those of you with more than a passing interest in the subject, here is a very informative website that puts it in easily-understandable terms.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:58 PM

I remember the good old Adobe Photoshop 5 and 7 (works with classy Windows 95 and 98); Adobe also installs their olor management wizard that allows you to calibrate your Cathode-Ray-Tube based monitor to the sRGB requirements of Photoshop.  That way, what you see is similar if not exactly identical in colors from the monitor (RGB) to prints (CMYK).

But then again, your comparative samples from above appear proper to me -- the difference was huge!  The last pair of shots was more vivid in color!   :wavetowel2:




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