Visual Filters and Transitions Reference provides the tools needed to do inline image filtering for IE. I’m wondering if there’s a better way to do this, or if it’s worth the effort.

I think in this incarnation of the blog, it would be pretty cool to make any embedded image display in the browser in a manner similar to the rotating headshots up in the masthead, in a high-contrast maroon-and-manila version. I am not very interested in creating a duplicate image base that has that style enforced, although I can see that a one-time duping process might be the best route for the legacy material. I don’t much want to have to do image processing when I post, and that tack would set a need for dual images, one in true color, for when I move to a new design, and one for the pseudo-printed look.

I suppose in theory I could rig up something that would enforce a reprocessed image at display time using Apache and something like ImageMagick on the back end. However, I’d prefer to have the browser do the work; and I’d also like to have it happen on a case-by-case basis (so I can turn it off if I want).

My instinct says that I’m only gonna find this feature in IE, because it’s a fairly obscure need. Anyone out there have a grasp of this?