Lightroom Mobile: Colour when exporting is wrong

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The colour is wrong when exporting from Lightroom mobile is wrong.When exporting to camera roll from Lightroom V5.3.1 53B120 the colour does not match what is shown in Lightroom and is significantly off.Exporting on an iPad Pro with iPadOS 13.5The export colour profile is set to sRGB, so there shouldn’t be any mishandling of the colour space profile.I noticed this when exporting an old photo from a Canon EOS 30D raw file, it probably is affecting my A7s images too.Screenshot the Lightroom image and sending both the exported version over messenger and screenshot version shows the same significant difference across all devices including Windows.In the attached image, the top image is the version Lightroom exported, in the bottom image is screenshot and how it looks in Lightroom and how it’s supposed to export
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Greetings Daniel, 

If you export to P3 instead of sRGB, what do you observe?
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P3 also shows different results, top image is P3, while bottom is a screenshot out of Lightroom. If I’m exporting in sRGB, it still should match what is shown in Lightroom.
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Your Apple Display is P3 native.

It looks like P3 export is pretty spot on.  Would you agree? 
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No, I exported the wrong file, I made some posts below to elaborate.
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Can you confirm the updated posts?
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They have been reviewed. I don't have any further information to add at this time.  There is a bug in profiles being worked on for an upcoming release. That may shake this out for you. 
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I made a mistake with the second example that is exported from a PSD file. Here is a new one, both sRGB and P3 exports from the raw file look the same, both on the iPad and when transferring to my Windows PC.

However, both of them look different to whats displayed in Lightroom (iPad), and that is obviously wrong. The images need to match what is being shown in Lightroom.

I've attached a labelled example. Both sRGB and P3 are wrong, and I'm guessing all the profiles will end up wrong.

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Here is another example to show it is a problem with Lightroom iPad, top is sRGB export from Lightroom iPad, bottom is sRGB export from Lightroom Desktop (Windows), the export from Lightroom Desktop is correct and appears identical to how it *looks* in Lightroom on the iPad, the export from Lightroom iPad is wrong.

I have also noticed just now this bug is also affecting my A7s raw files, and colour appears different from images exported from Lightroom (iPad) than they do inside Lightroom (iPad).

I have noticed I have had off colour on iPad for a long time, but just attributed it to perceptual differences on looking on a different background shade when viewing the images vs the dark background in Lightroom.


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I think this may be due to an error in the camera RAW profiles. In these raw files the raw profile is ACR4.4, and it is using an incorrect version of that profile for export, for example if I tap on the profile and change it to something then change it back to ACR4.4 the colour changes permanently to the messed up colour.

Can you please fix this and correct the raw profiles within Lightroom Mobile? Lightroom Web and CC Desktop are able to export these images correctly with those raw profiles.

Original before profile change


After profile change and change back to ACR4.4 again