Why does this image show clipping?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by OSMac, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. OSMac, Jul 24, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011

    OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Why does the RGB scale image linked below show clipping on the new Macbook Airs using Safari but not when viewing with Chrome?

    Why when viewing the image using Safari on a Macbook Pro, it does not show clipping?

    Scroll the image to the right to see bright colors that clip on the Air in safari.
    (last 4 bars Red and last 2 bars green)

    RGB Scale:

    I assume its to do with Safari being color managed vs Chromie not being,
    but how to solve the issue so all gradients can be seen on the Air when using Safari like on the Pro?
  2. THX1139 macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2006
    When you export the image, go to the color preferences and choose "do not color manage" so that the profile is not embedded. This will keep Safari from trying to display the image based on the embedded profile. Without the profile, it will default to normal display.
  3. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Thanks, stripping the color data does allow it to be viewed in Safari or Chrome without clipping.

    Wondering why clipping shows when viewing the original image (with its color management data)
    using Safari on the Air but not when using Safari on a Pro?

    Is that revealing an issue with the Air's color management profiles?

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