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Web browsers

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Web browsers can affect the way color is viewed by your end user. Designed for speedy display, they aren't often optimized for image fidelity. Combine that with web designers who, understandably, squash images to their smallest size and you end up with poor image quality on many web sites.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer has supported ColorSync on the Mac since version 4.x. At this time, Netscape still does not support ColorSync (as of version 4.5). This does not mean you cannot manage color going to the web, you just have much less control.

To tag images (include profiles) that are going to the web, HTML commands are available. See the following links for more information:

See Also

Term: Web-safe colors
Term: Cross-platform color
Term: Workflow
Term: sRGB
Article: ICC Profiles in HTML