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    Photos appearing lighter

    Is it just us or does anyone else think that their photos appear lighter after posting?
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    It sounds like your browser may not be using the same colour profile as the rest of your system.

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    Thanks Xenedis we will check out our settings.

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    Google 'color management in *browser name and version*.

    Some browser although they have the ability to read the colourspace of photos, the feature is turned off. Using google find out how to turn it on, and see if that makes a difference.

    EG for Firefox:

    (don't type the ')
    - in the address bar type 'about:config'
    - agree to the warning message
    - in filter, type 'color_management'
    - make sure the line that looks like this "gfx.color_management.enablev4" says TRUE.
    - if not double click on that line till it does.
    - close firefox and restart.

    Your firefox web browser is now colourspace aware and should render photos based on the colourspace included in the actual photo file
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    Quote Originally Posted by out n about View Post
    Is it just us or does anyone else think that their photos appear lighter after posting?
    Have you compared with other monitors if you are getting the same problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Google 'color management in *browser name and version*.

    Some browser although they have the ability to read the colourspace of photos, the feature is turned off. Using google find out how to turn it on, and see if that makes a difference.

    EG for Firefox:

    (don't type the ')
    - in the address bar type 'about:config'
    - agree to the warning message
    - in filter, type 'color_management'
    - make sure the line that looks like this "gfx.color_management.enablev4" says TRUE.
    - if not double click on that line till it does.
    - close firefox and restart.

    Your firefox web browser is now colourspace aware and should render photos based on the colourspace included in the actual photo file
    Thanks Rick we are using safari and we followed your instructions and as far as we can tell our colourspace feature is turned on. We have uploaded a few photos to flickr and the colours haven't changed, we also uploaded a photo to the POTW last night and the colours were washed out badly, we then cancelled and adjusted the exposure to darken the photo before uploading again. It seems as though this has occured only in the last couple of weeks so probably it is something we have changed at our end.

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    Thanks everyone the problem is solved, adjusted the settings on Border FX plug in.

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