Firefox colour woes

Posted by on December 24, 2010

Today, I thought I took a whole pile of beautiful photos. Turns out, they weren’t quite as marvellous as I thought.

“No problemo,” says I, “I’ll just fix them up in Aperture, and they’ll be right as rain. Then I can Flickr ’em, and it’ll all be swell.”

… Mere minutes later, checking on the end results of the Flickr upload, I’m horrified to find dull, lifeless colours, vaguely resembling my pre-edit snaps. Misery! Disappointment! Cup of tea!

Re-editing, exporting, flattening, versioning, uploading with a different client: none of these seemed to help. It all looks great until it’s online. At every turn, I am defeated by drabness. Flickr forums to the rescue!

EVERYBODY needs to do this (or my photos will look bad ;P):

Type “about:config” into the location bar in Firefox.

OK through the “you’ll break your stuff button” guff.

Search for “gfx.color_management.enabled” anddouble click on where it says “False,” to change it to “True’

Restart Firefox, and check out my beautiful photos!

Thanks Patrick Costello @ flickr forums and mozillalinks!

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