Lightroom Mobile: Color Shift in Other Apps, Web

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First, the workflow for files in question:
For speed, sometimes I transfer NEF files (D750) directly from my SD card to my iPhone, then import into LRM. The file is then edited on the iPhone in LRM. Colors look great. Files are synced to iTunes the cloud (but not with desktop apps) Upon export, however, the colors change to a more red hue for every app/website I view the exported file in (Photos, Facebook, Instagram, etc, etc. 

If LRM exporting in sRGB, like it should for web? Does LRM use a different display driver (or whatever it would be called on mobile devices) than other apps?

I’m not using any custom profiles, etc, in LRM. Nor am I using any color calibration should stuff.

Here’s a screen shot showing the difference between LRM and Facebook (app).



Thanks, 
Benjamin
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Lightroom Mobile currently exports in the P3 color space not sRGB. 
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Benjamin Root

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Thanks for the info. Do most iOS apps and web support P3 now? Could the P3 profile be the culprit?
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I would refer you to those other apps' manufacturers to determine how they parse and display the Display P3 format. 
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Benjamin Root

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Would you mind shedding some light on why Adobe chose to use the P3 format for mobile export, rather than the traditional sRGB standard? It’d seem a mistake to use a color spectrum if even Apple’s newest iOS doesn’t properly display it?

Either way, thanks for the additional information.

Benjamin
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Jereme Thompson

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I have the same problem but in the android windows side of things...the colors are so different it actually looks as if someone else edits my pics when im signed out....ive also noticed even very noticeable quality difference in the photo also at different times...but I too have been normal uploading through my Samsung s9 or s10....
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Jereme Thompson

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also if you go to general preferences in Lightroom classic it lists an external edit preferances
 and it states there that p3 cant capture the full range of the color gamut of Lightroom..theres three other options which to me all seem outdated and have a disclaimer stating they cant capture full range of colors either.hope this little tidbit helps. was nice to finally hear someone else with same issues  ive encountered. everyone ive shared that problem with thinks im crazy...so thank you for posting maybe we will get it straightened out...

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The settings you show above do not make any sense at all. If you send an image from Lightroom to Photoshop, you want it to keep all the colors it has. That means you should not choose P3, but ProPhotoRGB. The second editor settings even make less sense. You do choose ProPhotoRGB here, but you export to the editor in 8 bits JPEG. ProPhotoRGB is way too large to use it in 8 bits/color, and to use JPEG as file type for an image that is going to be edited is not a good idea either. JPEG is a lossy compression, so you throw away data that are lost forever. Editing a jpeg means you will do that twice...
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Jereme Thompson

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well to start with i was just trying to show a location for the mentioned settings he might not have been aware of thats all...you pointing out that these settings dont make sense your exactly right ...but i ask is youbeing as smart as you are you didnt offer some how to insread dont do ....i knew i shoulda kept my mouth shut ....im just not smart enough for these chats...
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Jereme Thompson

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you really missed it for what it was.....