[argyllcms] Re: Color management in google chrome

  • From: Magnus Berg <magnus@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 17:29:50 +0200

It's good to have a web browser that show pictures with the correct
gamma and color then looking at others photographs on web sites.
Firefox doesn't. And it's a hard work to download every interesting
picture to a color managed picture editor.

Magnus Berg

2012-04-21 16:52, Christian Mayer skrev:
> I don't know much about the toppic nor the different
> implementations...
> 
> Am 21.04.2012 16:40, schrieb János, Tóth F.:
>> I wonder why Firefox doesn't bring back lcms now that PCs got 
>> faster in the last years and Firefox started to use a lot of 
>> reasources anyway.
> 
>> For example: qcms doesn't support lookup table based profiles 
>> (compatibility problem) and prefers speed over quality (which 
>> sounds stupid since color management should be all about
>> quality, not speed - even if some optimizations are necessary in
>> some cases, but optimizations, not speed over anything else
>> thinking...).
> 
> ... but I disagree about the point that it's stupid.
> 
> Firefox is only a web browser. It's not a graphics editor (even if 
> some JavaScript or Flash code thinks differently...). So it's
> sufficient if it's good enough. It's quality doesn't need to be
> perfect - for that please use a graphics editor.
> 
> So if there's a tradeoff between quality and speed, the graphics 
> editor has to choose 100% quality, a web browser is ok to go
> towards speed.
> 
> (As written above: I'm not into the different implementations. So
> it might be that the speed gain is neglectable but the quality
> difference is huge. Then also a browser should go the quality
> path...)
> 
> CU, Chris
> 
> 
> 
> 

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