I have updated my Web Browser Display of Image Color (Color Space) article, expanding the examples to show just how important color space is when viewing images.
Wojciech P from Wienna, Austria writes:
I recently compared your floral examples displayed with two web browsers - Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Expecting just only finest nuances, really minor and barely noticeable only after meticulous examinations I was shocked how big, essential and obvious the differences are!!!
And all that not seen on a 30" Eizo 98%RGB wide gamut monster but just on a cheapo Samsung LCD!Firefox seems to show me colors which are much more saturated, warmer and simply more lifelike.
I`ll never use Explorer again to see Your shots! Thanks a lot!
DIGLLOYD: Without a colorspace tagged to the image, RGB values are just meaningless numbers. Images on many web sites are untagged, so they display erratically, depending on the actual color space and which web browser of which version is used.
Photographers should always embed the colorspace profile in images; it is not sufficient to simply convert to sRGB as a dumbed-down default (and sRGB often flattens and kills reds in particular).
Don’t confuse a haphazard browser rendition you might prefer (e.g. more saturation) for accuracy. The whole point is to be able to present an image which will display faithful to the original intent.
No saturation has been added; this is an as-shot image (Nikon D800).