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Images appear washed out.

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Firefox isn't displaying images correctly. They are appearing extremely washed out. These images are local to my computer and ImageMagic & GIMP can display them properly.

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Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

This can be caused by a problem with the color profile for your display monitor or color profiles embedded in images.
Try to disable color management to test if it is caused by a problem with color management.
You can set the gfx.color_management.mode pref to 0 on the about:config page to disable Color Management.
You need to close and restart Firefox to make the change effective.

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I've attached two screenshots, from Firefox and ImageMagick, plus the image file itself.

Please note that not all JPEG images look like this, but it is not just this image either. I've also saved the image as a PNG file and it looks washed out too.

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Chosen Solution

Try to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox.

This can be caused by a problem with the color profile for your display monitor or color profiles embedded in images.
Try to disable color management to test if it is caused by a problem with color management.
You can set the gfx.color_management.mode pref to 0 on the about:config page to disable Color Management.
You need to close and restart Firefox to make the change effective.

See:

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It was related to the color profile of the image, which was set to "Canon EOS-1D MKII generic." After converting the images to use the sRGB color profile, they displayed properly in Firefox. Thank you for the reply.