WordPress images look terrible in Chrome, bypass found

I have been struggling with this for a while and now managed to find a solution: The issue is that an image displayed via WordPress looks bad in Google Chrome while the same page looks fine in other browsers. I discovered that I needed to add -–enable-monitor-profile to the target line of the shortcut I use for Chrome and then all of a sudden the colours are there.
These are images saved in sRGB with a profile embedded.

For all clarity, I am referring here to the full images, I know that WordPress does some resizing of smaller versions of the images and quality can suffer during that step, but this is different.

Note that the same images uploaded to Aminus3.com looks fine in Chrome, so WordPress does something that causes chrome to mess up somehow and therefore I asked the WordPress team to look into why adding this flag is required for WordPress and Chrome.

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ADOX CHS 100 II in August

I’m chuffed to let you know that ADOX is getting ready to ship ADOX CHS 100 II which they claim will be very close in characteristics to the original ADOX CHS 100 ART and will be available in the full range from 135, 120 to large format except 127 format. Because it is newly developed, it will benefit from new technologies to avoid problems with light piping (no more loading the film in the dark) and a new coating avoiding scratching the emulsion during development. See here for details.

On Monday 22 July, ADOX followed up on their Facebook page with the following statement:

Today CHS 100 II saw the dark of the coating alley. Now it has to settle and harden. After August 15th we can start cutting it up. We hope to keep “August” as a delivery date for the first rolls.

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FilmTrackr

Just a quick post to make you aware of a very useful tool that has become available on the ‘Net recently: FilmTrackr.com allows you to track your films, make it easy to catalogue them and download all information in CSV format which then can be used in Excel or other spreadsheet programs. In addition to this, it allows to create several reports to visualize all kinds of statistics of film and cameras used.

Best of all, the service is free. 🙂

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