LIGHTROOM - Color issue when exporting

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In LR I choose to edit an image in photoshop. It opens up in photoshops fine. I don't edit anything, just choose to export it. The initial and exported image colors differ dramatically. The blue turns to purple. Please advise.
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The shift in color is caused by viewing an image with the ProPhotoRGB colorspace using a viewer that assumes the image has the sRGB colorspace.

The image should have a ProPhotoRGB colorspace and be 16-bits when you're working in PS from LR; however, you should use Edit / Convert to Profile / sRGB before saving the final version of the image to be viewed in a browser from the internet. You also need to save the sRGB color profile with the image out of PS.

In other words ProPhotoRGB and 16-bits are good workspace parameters but the final version needs to be sRGB for viewing outside of LR and PS.