iPad Pro Colors are off on iPad Pro

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  1. evrard, Dec 15, 2015
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    evrard macrumors regular

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    Has anyone else noticed that the colors are very saturated on the iPad Pro? Is this normal?

    http://imgur.com/a/ZDNRc

    iPad Pro
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    MacBook Pro
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  2. nuvolari7, Dec 15, 2015
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    I got the same on my iPad Pro And my iPod Touch. I have only noticed the difference in colour in pdf files.

    This article states that iPhones and iPads have trouble interpreting the colour if the colour mode of the pdf is CMYK. It seems the issue has been going on for some time and it still hasn't been fixed.

    http://www.cgreen.ws/2014/03/pdfs-on-ipad/
     
  3. evrard thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there any remedy to this? I do a lot of neuroimaging and colors are pertinent =[
     
  4. nuvolari7 macrumors newbie

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    You can try changing the color mode of the pdf to RGB. I haven't tried this yet so I don't know if it works.
     
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  6. SpamJunkie macrumors regular

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    Try a few alternate PDF viewers, like GoodReader. I don't know if any of them do their own color conversions, but they might.
     
  7. macjoshua macrumors 6502

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    This is more of an issue with how the PDF was saved than with your iPad. If the PDF was exported it in CMYK, it'll look wacky in iOS sometimes, but render fine on a Mac. For web, it should have been saved in RGB. As mentioned above, you could try opening the file in an alternate PDF viewer.
     
  8. Beavix macrumors 6502a

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    That's because iOS lacks any kind of color management. It reminds me of the old days when I was doing DTP work on a Windows 95 computer and all CMYK colors looked like neons on screen. That's how it is now in iOS.

    And they call that device a "Pro"... :(

    For more fun with colors, view this page on your iOS device and on your Mac, and compare how the photos look like.
     
  9. Badagri macrumors 6502

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    Sadly it did not fix it. :/

    Busted. :/
     
  10. SpamJunkie, Jan 13, 2016
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    Turns out this is fixed in 9.3
     

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  12. QquegChristian macrumors 6502

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    As others have stated, the PDF is in CMYK for print colors.

    I work in publishing. Happens on my iPhone all the time.

    The Adobe Acrobat App will display the colors properly. That's the easiest fix.

     
  13. Daku93 macrumors regular

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    Yes, you are correct. I just checked.
    That is really awesome. I hated having to use adobe's PDF viewer to see the correct colors.
     
  14. Marshall73 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. I get the same in 9.3 beta 1
     

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