Fix the colors of uploaded images

If you find that some of the pictures you uploaded have different colors than the original, you have probably included a Color profile in the image without noticing it.

All images uploaded to Shopify get stripped of their color profile for two reasons:

  • Browsers vary on their support for color profiles, so they end up looking differently when being viewed for example on Firefox vs. Internet Explorer. We want to make sure your site looks the same across all major browsers.
  • Color profiles can take up huge amounts of disk space, so this can result in very heavy loading times without gaining anything from it.

Solution

Make sure to save the image without a color profile. This process varies depending on the different image editing programs. For example, in Adobe Photoshop, to save an image without a color profile is achieved by selecting "Save for Web..." from the File menu instead of the normal Save dialog.

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