Not sure if this showed up somewhere else (the search terms, color profile embedded return unassociated results… ).
I run a Free Software photography forum over at discuss.pixls.us. As you might imagine, we have users that are very particular about how their images are displayed.
One thing we ran into recently was problems on a thread about color management:
One of the photographers noticed that the functionality of fetching linked images and storing them locally seems to strip the color information from the images. While this may be fine to save space on most forums, for a photography forum this is a bit painful.
To illustrate, this image has a rotated embedded color profile. It should show (Rot = Red, Grün = Green, Blau = Blue):
The source image I embedded in the post above can be found here:
Here is the same image, uploaded directly to the forum:
Is the image processing being done with imagemagick? If so, is there any thought to possibly adding an option to convert uploaded image to sRGB and to tag them as such before saving?
(I’d be happy to investigate further if someone could point me to the relevant bits of code that handle image conversion when uploaded?)