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Magnus's avatar

Shouldn't pgns show up the same in both safari and ff?

Asked by Magnus (2871points) August 2nd, 2008

So I have this blog, and I made a background, saved it as a png, and it shows up differently in safari and ff/camino.

Yes, I know I should save it as ‘for web and devices’ in photoshop. But this guy I know told me that this isn’t needed for pngs! Is this true? Any suggestions?

I’ll only post a link if anyone asks, I’m no spammer.

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jrpowell's avatar

Could be a color profile issue. Gecko uses a different color profile than Webkit.

If you post a link I will take a look. That isn’t spam.

richardhenry's avatar

Posting a link to a PNG image isn’t spam. :) Besides, we know you’re not a spammer.

jrpowell's avatar

And I should have answered your question. ff/camino uses Gecko to render pages. Safari uses Webkit to render pages. They are totally different things.

And use the “Save For Web And Devices” options in Photoshop. It deals with some of the alpha channel crap. Not perfect but it usually works.

Magnus's avatar

Here’s the link.

The background and header looks completely different in ff. More blue.

Could use fb on the layout too, my first web project.

lefteh's avatar

I believe this is the link.

lefteh's avatar

That looks like a classic color profile issue. If I were the developer, this would be one of those things that I would shrug off and say “whatever.” It looks good both ways…it’s not as if the slightly different hue ruins your entire layout, you know?

Magnus's avatar

Thanks.. I guess, but personally I think it looks alot better in safari.

PupnTaco's avatar

Safari is the only browser that honors color profiles. For consistency within the page (like with HTML elements), I don’t embed color profiles in my web graphics.

lefteh's avatar

If you want everything to look like how it does in Safari now, try this.

wilhel1812's avatar

may i ask how you did that?

lefteh's avatar

Took a screenshot of what it looked like in Safari. That’s a handy way to sort of “flatten” an image. The data behind the image, at least.

wilhel1812's avatar

ah, and then you imported it to photoshop and saved fro web? smart.

lefteh's avatar

Nope, just took a screenshot and uploaded the screenshot.

Breefield's avatar

I have this problem too actually, I’ve read that Safari tries to make colors more vivid…

Safari
Firefox

wilhel1812's avatar

my tips there would be to use a 1×1px bacground picture instead of a color code. that will allways work.

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