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Internet Explorer 8 Drops Support for CMYK JPEGs

This bug - what else can you call it when a rather popular browser just completely drops support for a somewhat common way to encode an incredibly popular file type - cost me several hours of time. JPEGs encoded in the CMYK simply show up as the little red "x" with no explanation whatsoever.

I wonder what percentage of the world's JPEGs are now unviewable in IE 8…

And come to think of it, imagine how bizarre this scenario would have seemed to a Mac user ten years ago: Apple ships one of the best browsers in the world, free, for Mac OS and Windows while IE is only available for Windows.

What???? 🙂

2 Responses to "Internet Explorer 8 Drops Support for CMYK JPEGs"

  1. Who uses CMYK JPEG's anyway? If you really want to distribute something in CMYK you are better off using the TIFF-format anyway.

  2. Laurens said on June 23, 2010:

    Who uses CMYK JPEG's anyway? If you really want to distribute something in CMYK you are better off using the TIFF-format anyway.

    A lot of people will find themselves using CMYK when they get a CMYK TIFF or something then use Photoshop's "Save for Web" feature.


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