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Re: Color Management in HTML5?

From: Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 00:39:52 +0000
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-Id: <4DB461C5-B748-4055-A91B-907DFE68CC82@geekhood.net>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
On 05.03.2010, at 08:08, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> Just to report on what Safari does: we colormatch images that are tagged with an explicit colorspace, but we treat CSS colors and colors in untagged images as being in the device color space (instead of treating as sRGB). This seems to give a good balance between performance for the common case and color-correctness for cases where precise color is desired.

I wouldn't say precise color. Consistently bad maybe. This behavior is very irritating on high-gamut monitors. Images on the web are designed for sRGB-like monitors, and they look horrible (pink and oversaturated in my case) on monitors that have significantly different color space.

(this is system-wide problem in OS X, e.g. rendering of Dock icons is also bad and inconsistent, so perhaps it needs to be fixed outside Safari...)

regards, Kornel Lesiński
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