Firefox Colors All Messed Up

After updating to the latest Firefox 3.6.16 and 3.6.17 as well as testing 4.0 certain images would display psychedelic colors – but only on some images.  It did not seem to matter if they were .png, .jpg, or if they were simple or complex.   For example the background in Firefox, the foreground is GIMP display the same file:

Wow, who knew you could use Firefox as an artistic filter.  For more examples and a fix…

Lets see what it does to a picture of junk science promoter Jenny McCarthy.   As I suspected, she’s an alien…

And now for GroupWise WebAccess.   Its light blue is transmogrified into fluorescent green.   Hey Alex, this looks good!   Can we do this for GW 8++?   Perhaps these SuSE colors are some sort of nod to the webaccess server being on SLES 11.1.   Anyway, it was disturbing, and fun – at the same time.

Of course if you have this problem then perhaps the above samples all look great!  Anyway, after a small amount of Googling I found reference to disabling ICC color profiles in Firefox:

  1. Go into Firefox.
  2. Enter about:config in the URL bar.
  3. Filter for gfx.
  4. Then modify the gfx.color_management.mode to 0.
  5. Restart Firefox.

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