I have a client with very stringent concerns over acurate color in thier images.

They have noticed that image resized from Craft have some dramatic color discrepancies, which I have verified. It's nothing you'd probably notice in a regular photo, but these are actual fabric swatch images, so the color is crucial.

Anyway - first thing I verified was that Imagick was being used, which it is.

However, when I look at the file info, it still says something about gd-jpeg which concerning...not sure if that is just a red herring though.

❯ file resized-720.jpeg
resized-720.jpeg: JPEG image data, JFIF standard 1.01, comment: "CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJ"

Is this more appropriately posted as an issue for https://github.com/avalanche123/Imagine?

  • Do you get the same color discrepancy if you use Imagick from the command line?
    – Brad Bell
    Aug 31 '15 at 14:38
  • I don't. So I manually set 'imageDriver' => 'imagick', cleared the cache, and then they looked good on the server (also no gd-jpeg) header.
    – Tim Kelty
    Aug 31 '15 at 15:10
  • However, even if I take the imageDriver setting out now, it still works...so it seems at some point when the images were created Craft didn't think I had ImageMagick installed.
    – Tim Kelty
    Aug 31 '15 at 15:12
  • Huh... weird. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
    – Brad Bell
    Aug 31 '15 at 17:21

Somehow, the images were created thinking Imagick wasn't installed. Clearing the cache forced the images to be recreated and seems to have fixed it.

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