User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:13.0a1) Gecko/20120216 Firefox/13.0a1 Build ID: 20120216031231 Steps to reproduce: often, transparent PNGs contain black writing which is impossible to read on the dark backdrop which presents itself when viewing image urls. even worse, there are some magic-wanders out there who produce things like this when trying to remove an image background: http://blogs.msdn.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-01-29-43-metablogapi/2671.ieplrmbp_2D00_image1_2D00_hi_2D00_res_5F00_545FC2B4.png happy reading! Actual results: unreadable text Expected results: background color selector built into the viewer. at minimum, black, gray, and white swatches. maybe with the current setting as default. but also changeable by a preference.
also, maybe checkerboard...
Confirming that there's a usability problem with the new blackground color for image viewing. This definitely needs at least a preference, or, as suggested by reporter, preference plus some kind of UI to change the background color on-demand. Until then, is there any way to tweak this? What are the next steps to move this bug forward?
I can confirm that this is an issue over at Wikimedia Commons (file hosting for Wikipedia) where there are many such transparent background PNG files, e.g. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A300Belugav1.0.png .
The particular problem (dark background incompatible with some images) is fixed by bug 754133, but not with an option for other images. There are, of course, extensions to change the background.
This issue was resolved by bug 754133.