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Offline Furniture_Guy

Web Color Management Fix
« on: March 06, 2018, 11:15:49 am »
I'm putting this out here to save anyone else all the time I had to invest to discover the fix. Most of you probably already know this but it was news to me.
 
All of my images out of KeyShot (sRGB profile) were darker and desaturated when viewed in Chrome (our browser of choice) in Windows 7 or 10. Firefox was fine and both Chrome and Firefox on the Mac were fine. After much digging I finally found the solution:
 
In the Chrome address bar type: chrome://flags
Find "Force color profile". Select sRGB from the dropdown
Restart browser
 
Now all my KeyShot rendered Web images (.png) are very close to the KeyShot Realtime window view.
 
Perry (Furniture_Guy)
 

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Re: Web Color Management Fix
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 10:01:35 pm »
Thank you for the hint.

Cheers
Marco

Offline Will Gibbons

Re: Web Color Management Fix
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 11:31:49 am »
That's interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Offline DMerz III

Re: Web Color Management Fix
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 12:58:27 pm »
Hmm. interesting find...makes me wonder what Chrome uses by default? Color management is such a pain because you can't possibly solve for every scenario (plus every screen is different). 10 years from now, I wonder if this will be solved somehow.

edit; looks like it uses whatever is setup through your OS. 
« Last Edit: March 07, 2018, 01:01:32 pm by DMerz III »

Offline Furniture_Guy

Re: Web Color Management Fix
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 01:23:55 pm »
Hmm. interesting find...makes me wonder what Chrome uses by default? Color management is such a pain because you can't possibly solve for every scenario (plus every screen is different). 10 years from now, I wonder if this will be solved somehow.

edit; looks like it uses whatever is setup through your OS.

Yes, in my case Chrome was using my default color profile for Windows 10 (BenQ SW2700PT Color Profile, D6500) and not reading the imbedded profile in the file, sRGB in the case of all KeyShot rendered images.

Perry (Furniture_Guy)