As you can see, contrary to my previous post using Chrome 13, it is now color managed! This is great news as we now have three browsers that are color managed, at least on Mac OS X. I understand that on Windows, the latest Chrome is not yet color managed, which if true, is a shame. Nevertheless, this is a great development and a return to what I called "web browser bliss" years ago, but what was dampened from that initial optimism since then because of regressions at Mozilla and Google. Here is to hoping that the last holdout IE, which still does not convert to the display profile as it should, will at some time join 21st century even if 2012 is a little late for finally doing what was proposed by Microsoft themselves in 1996.
Finally, by checking the icc v4 testing page in all browsers, I can now report the following for the browser versions current at the date of posting:
|Browser||icc v2 compliant?||icc v4 compliant?||converts to display profile?||assumes sRGB for untagged images?|
|Firefox||yes||no||yes (some v4 profiles work!)||no (yes with secret setting enabled)|
In conclusion, if you are on a Mac and care about color rendering, I can now heartily recommend Chrome next to Firefox and Safari.