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I need some advice on colour management on iPad Pro using AP  since the colours on my exported photos look different on my desktop (calibrated iMac with sRGB). The colour settings in AP I have  left on sRGB. I turn off True tone and Night shift before working in AP. Obviously I need to calibrate my iPad display, I have mailed Datacolor since their app Spydergallery is gone from App store. That might fix my problem but I am not sure. My question is, since I have a display with the new P3 profile, should I not use that as default profile and export the images as sRGB? Regardless of the setting being sRGB in AP it is very easy to see that orange and reds are enhance on my iPad compared to the desktop. So I'm confused. I would  be very happy for som advice, it is of course imperative that exported images look the same or as similar as possible. Thanks!

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Hi Per L,


To take advantage on the new P3 colour profile you will need to have a iMac 5K or the latest Mac Book Pro and a iPad prof ether 10.5 or 9.7 otherwise it would better to stay with Apple RGB or sRGB as the document colour profile

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Hi DWright,


I do have an iPad Pro, 12,9-2nd Generation with the P3 Colour profile. That's why I asked ;-). However, I think the solution is to Soft Proof with SRGB during the editing. The result is completely OK when looking at the same file at a calibrated order iMac with sRGB profile. A touch of more reds persist on the iPad but I can live with it. Thanks for answering!

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What i learned from all the color management sites and articles is:


You're  document is in a device neutral profile ( srgb, AdobeRGB, prophoto,...)

Youre device is in the profile provided or your  own made profile. Or choose the profile that is generic for your device.

Modern ipad pro choose p3, srgb, AdobeRGB, or the one you made your self.


The color management system in your device convert automatically the colors to and from the diverent parts.


You only put a device specific profile to a document when the (external print service) provide you a specific profile. So he can process the file directly.


To check the outcome of a profile you can softproof the document with the provided profile.


And yes you will see different colors on a ipad pro with a p3 gamut and a desktop monitor with a srgb gamut. 


Greetings Ron Cromberge 

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