Extended Color Management

Extended Color Management

Ever wish that Firefox didn't use color management when viewing images or video? Turn it off easily with this add-on.

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What is Extended Color Management?
Extended Color Management is a Firefox add-on designed to assist with color management in image and video viewing. It allows users to enable or disable color pass-through. When enabled, Firefox essentially bypasses its own color management system and that of the operating system, providing the user with the content in its original colors. This add-on requires access to your data for all websites for optimal operation.
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Stats
Rating: 4.38 (21)
Version: 1.1.1 (Last updated: 2022-06-27)
Creation date: 2021-06-23
Weekly download count: 70
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • browserSettings
  • notifications
  • storage
Size: 28.04K
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Summary

For some specific applications, like video or image creation, the color management that Firefox does in concert with the operating system can be problematic, especially on macOS.

This extension makes it easy to flip the necessary preferences to make sure you are seeing images and video without any color modifications from Firefox or the operating system.

When color pass-through is enabled, Firefox does not make any changes to images or videos before they are passed to the operating system. When color pass-through is disabled, Firefox will use color management to attempt to correct colors in images and video.

This extension needs to "Access your data for all websites" so that it can add some JavaScript so websites can detect the extension. You can see the code we add at https://github.com/mkaply/extended_color_management/blob/main/content-script.js.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Improves colors
  • Simple green/yellow/red status indicator
Cons
  • Confusing UI with green/red light
  • Flickering issue with color pass-through enabled
Most mentioned
  • Color pass-through issue
  • Confusing UI
Recent reviews
by Md Jahangir Bokhs, 2024-05-08

by Md Jahangir Bokhs, 2024-05-08

by FlorinCB, 2024-02-23
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Safety
Risk impact

Extended Color Management may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Extended Color Management has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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