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Images in Firefox lack Colour Depth

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This past week, I've noticed that the photos displayed in FireFox seem to have low colour depth. I thought it might be a problem with my display driver or monitor, but it turns out that images are displayed properly in Chrome. This link shows two histograms of the same photo displayed in each browser: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BxfvoJeWisXjMGJjZDRkNDItMDEwOS00NWU2LTg3NGYtNjNkZDNlZGEzYTU4&hl=en. I uninstalled and reinstalled the latest version (3.6.4), but it didn't make any difference. What's going on?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

About a week ago.

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.70 Safari/533.4

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What happens if you do this?:

Enter about:config into the address bar, click through any warning page, then into the filter box paste:

gfx.color_management.mode

Double-click the line listing that preference to change the value to 0

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What happens if you do this?:

Enter about:config into the address bar, click through any warning page, then into the filter box paste:

gfx.color_management.mode

Double-click the line listing that preference to change the value to 0

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Brilliant! Worked like a charm, thank you!

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See http://kb.mozillazine.org/gfx.color_management.mode

See https://developer.mozilla.org/En/ICC_color_correction_in_Firefox

Caveats: The new QCMS color management system introduced in Firefox 3.5 currently only supports ICC version 2 color profiles, not version 4.