The invert colors feature of macOS should allow low vision users the option to also invert images and videos

Category: 

Miscellaneous

Severity: 

Serious

Description: 

As currently implemented, the invert colors feature doesn’t allow images or videos to be inverted. If the image/video contains dark text or lines on a light background, low vision users can’t change them to light text or lines on a dark background. The issue is system-wide and affects many apps including Safari, iTunes, and App Store.

Workarounds involving screenshots are cumbersome for images and not an option for videos.

Suggested fixes:

1) Add a “classic invert” option and allow keyboard shortcut to toggle between the three (no invert, smart invert, and classic invert).

or

2) Back out the invert colors change and restore functionality to pre-10.13.4.

A discussion of this issue can be found at https://www.applevis.com/forum/macos-mac-app-discussion/smart-invert-col...

Bug First Encountered: 

macOS 10.13.4

How often the bug occurs: 

Always

Status: 

Active