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When doing web design I try and always save JPG images in Photoshop without the color profile embedded, otherwise if they are next to a GIF or PNG image, or even another JPG with no icc profile, or a different icc profile, the browser will render the color differently.

Here is an example, where the hover state of the nav2 item is a different image, and it is showing up with a slightly different background color:

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I have Chrome, Firefox, and Safari installed and they are all rendering this navigation menu just fine for me, but the image above is a client's screenshot using Firefox.

How can I get my browser to behave like hers?

I installed the Color Management extension for Firefox. I've tried selecting different options and different profiles.

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However I still can't reproduce the behavior for this particular site. What am I doing wrong?

If I go to this site, and look at the first set of images, I can see that they do look different (at least if I'm using the settings in the screenshot above).

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How can I reproduce this odd behavior so I can test for it?

Update: This might be related to OS X 10.5 ?

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Try enabling ICC version 4.

  1. Open a new tab in Firefox and go to about:config.
  2. Type in gfx.color_management.enablev4 into the search.
  3. Double click on that string to enable it (set it to TRUE).

If that does not reproduce the results, try messing around with the gfx.color settings in about:config.

Also, open Firefox in Safe Mode (Firefox button -> Help -> Restart with Add-ons Disabled) to see what the default view is.

Finally, make sure that your client is using an up-to-date version of Firefox, since older versions presumably have different quirks and levels of colour profile support. Try testing on another machine to see what it displays.

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