ICC color correction in Firefox

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Although support for color correction was introduced in Firefox 3, it was disabled by default, requiring some tinkering about in the about:config window to enable it.  Firefox 3.1 addresses the issues that caused it be disabled by default in the previous version, and now images with International Color Consortium (ICC) tagging are, by default, color corrected.

Configuring color correction

Color correction can be controlled by setting the value of the gfx.color_management.mode preference, as follows:

Value Description
0 Color management disabled.
1 Full color management.
2 Color management applied only to tagged images.  Default.

Full color management means that everything rendered by Firefox, with the exception of plugins, has its colors corrected.

You can also specify a specific color profile to use for your hardware by setting the value of the gfx.color_management.display_profile preference to be the path to a color profile to use.

See also

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<p>Although support for color correction was introduced in Firefox 3, it was disabled by default, requiring some tinkering about in the about:config window to enable it.  Firefox 3.1 addresses the issues that caused it be disabled by default in the previous version, and now images with <a class="external" href="http://www.color.org/" title="http://www.color.org/">International Color Consortium</a> (ICC) tagging are, by default, color corrected.</p>
<h2>Configuring color correction</h2>
<p>Color correction can be controlled by setting the value of the <code>gfx.color_management.mode</code> preference, as follows:</p>
<table class="standard-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="header">Value</td> <td class="header">Description</td> </tr> <tr> <td>0</td> <td>Color management disabled.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1</td> <td>Full color management.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2</td> <td>Color management applied only to tagged images.  <strong>Default.</strong></td> </tr> </tbody>
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<p>Full color management means that everything rendered by Firefox, with the exception of plugins, has its colors corrected.</p>
<p>You can also specify a specific color profile to use for your hardware by setting the value of the <code>gfx.color_management.display_profile</code> preference to be the path to a color profile to use.</p>
<h2>See also</h2>
<ul> <li><a class="external" href="http://bholley.wordpress.com/2008/09/12/so-many-colors/" title="http://bholley.wordpress.com/2008/09/12/so-many-colors/">So Many Colors</a> (blog post)</li> <li><a class="external" href="http://www.dria.org/wordpress/archives/2008/04/29/633/" title="http://www.dria.org/wordpress/archives/2008/04/29/633/">Firefox 3: Color profile support</a> (blog post)</li> <li><a class="external" href="http://ejohn.org/blog/color-profiles/" title="http://ejohn.org/blog/color-profiles/">Color Profiles in Firefox 3</a> (blog post)</li>
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