It is good shopify tells you their policy and also their reasoning. Note that not all browsers are color managed browsers. Not all color manage browsers will assume images without profiles should be color managed as sRGB (some just send the color data to the monitor with no color management). The amount of space the image takes up is 4KB or .004MB. Pretty small yet if most of your images are highly compressed small image size JPEGS, that could add not an insignificant amount of space by percentage. for an image that was about 1000x750 pixels compressed at "high" or 60 level through Save for Web increased size about 13%. Smaller pixels images would be a larger percentage. So the real motivations might be Shopify's desire to save on their disk storage to save costs.I am using chrome but am uploading these images to shopify and it says from their site
When you upload an image to Shopify, the colors in the uploaded image might look different from the original. This can occur when the image has a color profile, which is a set of data stored in a file with a .ICC or .ICM extension. Color profiles are often embedded into images to help standardize the way that the colors appear on different devices. When images are uploaded to Shopify, their color profile is removed.
Color profiles are removed for two reasons:
- When an uploaded image doesn't include a color profile, sRGB (the most common color profile used to display images on the web) is assumed by the web browser. This ensures that your images look the same across all major web browsers.
- Color profiles can take up large amounts of disk space, which can result in heavy loading times.
* You can remove the color profile from your image by saving it without the color profile before uploading it to Shopify. This process varies depending on your image editing program. If you use an Adobe product, then follow the steps below:
Hi Roomka -
I was going to mention this but left the debate up to the more experienced.
I've fallen into this trap - downloading an sRGB image, converting to Adobe RGB, then uploading with a minor change, only to see a shift in color. Adobe RGB is more vivid and causes that shift.
So - are you working with a file with a profile of Adobe RGB? When you open a file, you get a dialog box that will look something like this (I don't mean to underestimate your experience):
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If you choose to open in Adobe RGB, then post to the web, the web site will automatically convert to sRGB. That's the nature of that landscape and is unchangeable.
Just to test, i took your image above and saved it both in Adobe RGB and sRGB - you can see the color shift:
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Thr Adobe RGB image is on the left and the sRGB image is on the right.
So if your final image has an Adobe RGB profile, open it, change the workspace, then resave. Then adjust your color in that workspace.
Maybe this will resolve the issue.
That sounds like it might be the answer.sounds like im starting to understand what is going on.... my current settings are
- my sony camera is set to srgb
- my photoshop working space was set to adobeRGB
So to correct this issue i would set my working space to sRGB IEC61966-2.1?