The following tables compare
graphics compatibility and support for a number of layout engines within web browsers. Please see the individual products' articles for further information.
Unless otherwise specified in footnotes, comparisons are based on the stable versions without any add-ons, extensions or external programs. Version numbers, if possible, are provided for features that are fully supported. Proprietary extensions are not included.
Explanation of the tables [ edit ]
Engine nomenclature [ edit ]
Rather than the names of web browsers and HTML to PDF converters, the names of the underlying engines are used. Some of the software and online converters that use the various engines are listed below.
[1 ] N/A
No longer developed;
[note 1 ]
Chromium/ Chrome (28+), Opera (15+), Yandex, Liebao and Samsung Browser .
[2 ] N/A
(February 11, 2016 ) [3 ]
(February 11, 2016 ) [4 ] [±]
45.0 Beta 5
(February 12, 2016 [5 ] ) [6 ] [±]
(January 26, 2016 ) [7 ] daily release [±]
(January 25, 2016 ) [8 ] daily release [±] All
Mozilla software, including Firefox; SeaMonkey and Galeon; Camino; K-Meleon; Flock (up to 2.x); Debian IceWeasel; GNU IceCat (formerly GNU IceWeasel); Cyberfox; Icedove, Iceape and Iceowl; Firefox for mobile ("Fennec"). Also used by the Maple platform in 2010 and 2011 Samsung "SmartTV" devices which are based on the build used in Firefox 3.0. Nokia Asha platform is also using Gecko for web apps rendering.
[9 ] N/A
Konqueror [note 2 ]
No longer developed;
Opera and Opera Mobile use Blink now; Nintendo DS & DSi Browser; Internet Channel
HTML to PDF converters:
Prince (previously called PrinceXML), DocRaptor. The information in the Prince columns is also true of Prince for Books, a related layout engine.
Tasman (IE 5.2.3 for Mac)
No longer developed (aborted in 2003);
Internet Explorer 5+ for Mac OS X
Trident 7.0 (IE 11)
Internet Explorer and other Internet Explorer shells like Maxthon ( Microsoft Windows operating systems only), Windows Phone 8
nightly build [note 3 ]
Tizen (both OS and browser), Safari (both desktop and mobile), Google Chrome (before 28), Maxthon 3, Shiira, iCab 4, OmniWeb 5.5+, Web, Adobe AIR, Midori, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 and CS5, Android browser, Palm webOS browser, Symbian S60 browser, OWB, Steam, Rekonq, Arora, Flock (version 3+), RockMelt, Dolphin Browser, Sleipnir, Konqueror . Used by the LG Smart TV platform to enable web content on TVs. HTML to PDF converters: [note 2 ] wkhtmltopdf, PhantomJS, Pdfcrowd , [10 ] http://www.online-convert.com/ . [11 ]
Values indicate the level of support in the most recent version of the layout engine, or (if a version number is given) in the specified version. Version numbers without any other value indicate the version at which the layout engine first fully supported the feature.
Indicates that the layout engine fully supports this property/element when valid values are used.
Indicates that the property/element is completely ignored.
Indicates that the property/element is understood, but that not all values are supported. Supported values are implemented correctly.
Indicates that the property/element is understood, but that it is not implemented correctly in all cases.
Indicates that the property/element is understood, but supported under an alternate name. May be incomplete or buggy.
Indicates that the property/element is no longer supported.
Nightly build Indicates that the property/element is supported to some extent in an experimental/nightly build. Future support is expected.
Indicates that the property/element is supported only on certain platforms, or if certain settings are configured.
Image format support [ edit ]
JPEG support [ edit ]
Comparison of various JPEG/JFIF feature support.
GIF support [ edit ]
Comparison of various GIF feature support.
PNG support [ edit ]
Comparison of various PNG feature support.
[12 ] [13 ] [14 ]
See also [ edit ]
^ Gecko uses the libpr0n library to render images.
^ Does not have any native image support. This is by design: in Konqueror, multimedia files are handled by KParts.
^ JPEG 2000 support is only available on the Mac OS X platform. (Note that the referenced link leads to the Mozilla Bugzilla, where this was brought up and confirmed.) [w 1 ]
^ Prince uses the libtiff library to load TIFF images.
^ Trident dropped support for XBM in Internet Explorer version 6.0.
^ As of 5.2.3, the last publicly released version.
^ Gecko dropped XBM support in version 1.9.2. [g 6 ]
^ Prince uses the libjpeg library from the Independent JPEG Group to load JPEG images.
^ Trident only displays progressive JPEGs once they have been completely downloaded.
^ Prince uses the libungif library to load GIF images.
^ Prince uses the libpng library to load PNG images.
^ There are 15 combinations of the color modes in PNG but not all modes are available in every image editor.
^ a b Gecko and Presto currently support gamma correction for all color profiles except for ICC- profile. [15 ]
^ Webkit incorrectly applies gamma correction to unlabeled PNGs. [w 5 ]
^ In Trident, interlaced PNGs are displayed progressively, but in 1D instead of 2D.
References [ edit ]
Trident references [ edit ]
Gecko references [ edit ]
Webkit references [ edit ]
KHTML references [ edit ]
Presto references [ edit ]
Other references [ edit ]
^ , Most recent download link in stable Amaya Binary Releases
^ Change log between EdgeHTML 12.10240 and 13.10586
^ "Firefox — Notes (44.0.2) — Mozilla". mozilla.org. 2016-02-11 . Retrieved . 2016-02-12
^ "Firefox — Notes (38.6.1) — Mozilla". mozilla.org. 2016-02-11 . Retrieved . 2016-02-12
^ "Firefox — Beta Notes (45.0beta) — Mozilla". 2016-01-27 . Retrieved . 2016-01-29
^ "Mozilla Firefox Web Browser — Download Firefox Beta in your language — Mozilla" . Retrieved . 2016-02-12
^ "Firefox — Aurora Notes (46.0a2) — Mozilla". 2016-01-26 . Retrieved . 2016-01-29
^ "RapidRelease/Calendar - MozillaWiki" . Retrieved . 2016-01-29
^ , Most recent download link in stable Download for kdelibs
^ Pdfcrowd FAQ, “Pdfcrowd is built around Webkit.”
^ ‘Producer’ metadata in the resulting pdf.
^ "Jason Summers's web site", Browser test / demonstration pages , retrieved May 1, 2005
^ "PNG and MNG tools", Browser gamma test , retrieved May 1, 2005
^ "PNG (Portable Network Graphics) Home Site", PNG-supporting Browsers , retrieved May 1, 2005
^ Roelofs, Greg, Browser Gamma-Consistency Test