Custom profiles don't sync with mobile

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When I develop a photo on the desktop using a custom profile (from a VSCO Film preset), the preview on LR Mobile is totally different. Apparently the exporting to mobile isn't taking the profile into accounting.
This is really annoying, and is new, older versions didn't have this problem.

See, I'm not asking for the LR Mobile to work with custom presets, but at least the preview shown have to match the photo on the desktop.

Does anyone know some workaround for this bug?
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Rodrigo Silveira

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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I don't know the VSCO presets, but a develop presets is just a bunch of stored settings. That means that presets should sync just fine. Is it possible that VSCO also applies custom camera profiles? That could indeed cause a problem because those profiles would not be available in Lr Mobile.
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Rodrigo Silveira

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Right, maybe it wasn't so clear, I'm talking about camera profiles. I don't know why LR ignores then when it generates the preview to export to Mobile.
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That is not how synching works. The preview you are seeing on your movile device is not rendered by Lightroom desktop, it is rendered by Lightroom Mobile itself. What is synched is an XMP file with the edits and a smart preview. A smart previews is a misleading name however. They are not previews at all, they are small substitutes for the raw file. 'Smart proxy' would have been a better name. Each time you make a change, only the XMP gets updated and synched. So the problem is that Lightroom Mobile doesn't have this special camera profile needed to render the image on your iPad the same way as on your computer.
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Custom camera profiles are not currently supported in the Lightroom for mobile product. Any image using a custom profile will be converted in the mobile environment rendering. 

This would fall into the realm of a feature request to add that functionality.