All blue becomes purple - why?!

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tickbite, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. tickbite, Jun 3, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2011

    tickbite macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
    For some reason, the paintings I create with my iPad 2 (with ArtRage, Procreate, Inkpas, any app, really) always look different once I export them to a computer. On a Mac or PC, the blues always become more purple. It doesn't really seem to affect other colors, but the hue constantly changes once I use blue.

    It doesn't affect photos taken with the camera, or images imported to the iPad, I think. But it's really annoying with the painting apps, making them pretty useless half the time.

    I attached an example of what I mean. Does anyone else eperience this? Who knows what I can do? Is there a way to calibrate the iPad colors?

    Thanks for any help ...

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  2. tickbite thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
    Well, it looks like I'm the only one bothered by this. Interestingly, I compared my iPad at an Apple Store with several others (1 and 2) and all of them have the same issue. I painted an image with the following colors: #8200a4 and #5300e5, and sent them to my email account. On every Mac or Windows PC the colors looked different. The RGB value for indigo, for example, just doesn't look like indigo on an iPad ... or an an iPod. It seems like this is one of the few cases where colors are really off on iOS devices.

    Didn't anyone else notice this?
  3. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    are the exported images jpg? or??

    i'm guessing embedded color profile would help, or there's a discrepancy in the color profile.

    since there's no way to calibrate our ipads properly, I'm afraid color critical work will be tough.

    The spyder app would probably give you a preview assuming you used the hardware calibrator on your mac/pc
  4. tickbite thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2011
    The pictures are all PNGs. How do I embed a color profile? I would think if I can change or adjust the color profile once the image is exported, that would be good enough to solve the problem ...

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