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color profile aware browser
Oct 3 2017, 10:40 am
By: NudeRaider  

Oct 3 2017, 10:40 am NudeRaider Post #1

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

I initially asked that in the shoutbox but received no response, so I'm gonna quote it here in hopes of getting the discussion going.

A recent change in Google Chrome lets it treat CSS colors as sRGB and converts the color to match the color spectrum of the color profile defined for your monitor (if any). What I don't understand is that a pure red #ff0000 will not be displayed with a fully saturated red of your monitor (all red subpixels brightness 100% and B/G subpixels 0%) but some toned down version of that, when your monitor has a greater spectrum than sRGB. Maybe someone familiar with handling of color profiles can aswer that: Isn't #ff0000 supposed to be "maximum red", no matter how bright / saturated your monitor can display it?

My intuition would be that the color spectrum of CSS would get scaled to fit your monitor, despite w3c defining CSS colors as sRGB. Why not use the monitor's full capability?




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