Over the last several weeks I’ve been working with Destiny Wenzel on the final tweaks and bug fixes on her new website. One of the bugs has had me beating my head into a wall (figuratively) because, as a photographer, Destiny wants her photos to look sharp and really showcase her work, but a few of the photos were showing some white spots where there should be solid black color. VERY bad looking, and very annoying to try and troubleshoot!
As it turns out, there is a bug in Internet Explorer (the only browser that this problem show up in) that affects pure black pixels when IE is changing the Opacity of an image. In WenzelPhotography.com there are several jquery scripts that fade images in and out, and these changes where bringing out the bug. These black pixels end up as transparent pixels, and the white behind the image shows through.
I found a fix at www.alexjudd.com. The solution involves editing the levels of each affected image in Photoshop, so that no “pure black” pixels exist in the image. Time consuming, but much more polished and professional for Wenzel Photography, and until Internet Explorer fixes that bug it will be essential knowledge in my toolkit!