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Firefox 3 Better Photo Quality Hack

Posted by conducivetechnology on June 22, 2008

Firefox 3 has blazing speeds but at a price.  For you photofanatics out there you may notice that your pictures don’t look as rich as they should be.  The culprit is Firefox’s advanced color profile support.  It is not enabled by default.  If quality is more important than speed than take advantage of the hack below to enable this feature and begin browsing in rich color once again.

To enable it, type about:config in Firefox 3’s address bar.  You will see the following message below and just go ahead and click the “I’ll be careful, I promise!” button.

In the Filter field, type gfx.color_management.enabled and set that value to true (its default value is false).   You will need to restart Firefox for this to go into effect.

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