Does Chrome produce inaccurate colours on iMac 27" with WCG P3 5K display?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by EugW, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. EugW macrumors 603


    Jun 18, 2017
    I posted this elsewhere but thought it might be interesting to post here.

    I was comparing Chrome 61 (720p) to Safari 10.1 (1080p) on my 2017 iMac 27" i5 7600 and noticed the colours (to my eye) to be off in Chrome. Things often looked washed out, and it seems to be in multiple different shows. I'm using the default macOS colour calibration in macOS 10.12.6 Sierra.

    Is Chrome doing it wrong?

    Each pair of pix is Chrome first and Safari second.

  2. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2011
    Austin TX
    I know in the past Chrome did not support color management while Safari added support for it some time ago. With Safari, if you are viewing an image that has an imbedded color profile wider/different than the monitor you are viewing it in can display (eg viewing an AdobeRGB image on an sRGB monitor), Safari will natively convert the image to the gamut of your monitor. Chrome would not do this, leading to washed out colors like the ones you are seeing. I am not sure if this is still true with Chrome (I almost never use it), but I’d guess that’s what’s happening here.
  3. EugW thread starter macrumors 603


    Jun 18, 2017
    OK, that makes sense. It seems Chrome still just assumes you're watching on a standard sRGB monitor.
  4. Luxtrau macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2017
    I noticed that colors are more intense in Chrome. Colors in Safari are less saturated.
  5. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    Chrome was still displaying in sRGB while Safari uses the native P3 color profile, and colors looked awfully oversaturated in Chrome. Although amazingly it seems that the problem has finally been fixed in the latest version of Chrome (only took 23 months to do). So make sure you have the latest update.

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