Color managed web viewing with Firefox 3
Much has been made about how the new release of Firefox can be coerced into behaving correctly with respect to color profiles. It isn’t the default. No, the default is to do the wrong thing.
I am unimpressed, for two reasons: 1) having your web browser correctly deal with embedded profiles in images will not solve your problems if your monitor is not correctly calibrated, and very few people actually use profiling hardware and software to calibrate their displays, and 2) I’ve been using Safari, which correctly handles embedded profiles, for quite a while now. And with Safari, of course, the default behavior is correct.
An added note is that people are warning against turning on the ‘behave correctly’ behavior of Firefox, because it will decrease performance by 10-15%.
Because, I’m sure, it’s far more important to get the wrong answer in x seconds than it is to get the right answer in 1.15x seconds. There was a time when software was all about getting the right answer quickly. Apparently things have changed. I do not view this as an improvement.