But it’s not necessary the “end of story” yet because what profile is Safari applying to images?
The unfortunate truth is, it is.
Let me sum this up by wrapping everything together:
####Excerpt from Safari dev library
Often, colors in your images will look different when displayed on the Web. Consider for example a JPEG image in an HTML document on the Web. The pixel colors in the image are directly related to the device on which it was created (for example, a digital camera). The image colors will look different if the image is displayed on a different device.
Safari for Mac OS X and Windows offers a solution to the color issues on the web by providing consistent color management. Safari’s built-in color management will correctly display images you’ve specifically designated to be color managed.
Read the full article
Straightforwardly, this can be followed by the already given answer which sounded like so:
JAMES. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER YOUR IMAGES HAVE A PROFILE OR NOT— SAFARI. WILL. ALWAYS. TREAT. IMAGES. AS. IF. THEY. HAD. A. PROFILE. PERIOD. It is built into the app, undefeatable, end of story. END.
Reasonably, cause it’s the way this browser works!
I tried to paraphrase this matter of fact as the follows:
Whatever is been displayed in Freeway, doesn’t matter at all. The truth is in the variety of browsers. And if every browser would display everything exactly the same, why to have a variety of them? None browser vendor has to justify the way their product works.
And even if there would be a possibility to switch color-management off, it would be a “user” decision and not the designer’s decision.
Pretty lame - so let’s try to find the gist and what to do now:
I would never expect a JPEG to match anything except a piece of itself.
Excellent approach. It’ll mean, that an underlying “background” of an image with a background can only be “the piece” of this background itself. Or in other words:
Compare apple with apple, create the background as a tile-able pattern of whatever format to match the image-bg which has the same format.
Another (perhaps) better approach:
Use .gif or .png (24-bit) and crop all backgrounds. This is the only chance to use any CSS background option.
I think this all is the reason, why the rest of the world doesn’t have real issue with it anymore. The color-shift topics I found are mostly years old.
Allow me a quick final note:
Rather than copy and paste and re-screenshoot, re-paste simply use the onboard app Digital Color Meter which can be found in the utility folder.
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