Golden Hour - November 20, 2007

I FINALLY figured out why it's so hard to get photos to look the same in a browser as they do when I'm working on them in photoshop: most browsers do not support color management. Thus, no matter how I tweaked things, reds looked washed out, and shadows became mysteriously lightened--and shadows are *really* important to me.

Turns out, though, that Safari does support color management. So with Safari, when I embed a color profile in the jpeg I'm going to upload, Safari looks at that color profile and renders the colors accordingly. Firefox just chucks it, as far as I can tell.

Interestingly, Safari only seems to do this on Mac. When I look at certain photographs I've done on Safari for windows, I get the same washed out reds and lightened shadows.

I think Safari is now my new default browser...