Why are my photoshop pictures dark and the wrong color when view them on my iPad and iPhone?

I use photoshop cc for some movie poster temples. I save them as a jpeg and they look fine on my computer but if I look at them on a iPhone or iPad they are way too dark and the wrong color. I even tried emailing to other iPhones, same thing. Any clue?
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What do they look like on other PC's?
artismobileAuthor Commented:
Perfect on my editing computer and laptop
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Post an example so we can check it.  There are more than just one color profile for JPGs and I've seen that cause some problems.  The standard for web sites is sRGB but Photoshop will allow you to use others.
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David BruggeCommented:
The problem is with your monitor. It is set too light and has a color shift. As you adjust it to look good on your monitor, it makes it too dark and the wrong color for others.

The same thing happens when people have a hard time getting their printed image to match what they see on screen. Most often they blame the printer when it is usually the monitor that is out of wack.

The best way to calibrate your monitor is with a digital sampling sensor and special software to profile your monitor. It tends to be expensive and you are probably going to use it only a few times.

A less expensive alternative is to use an online program and try to estimate the setting with your eyes. With some practice, you can actually get quite good this way.


Here are five different websites that walk you through calibrating your monitor. A word of warning. You are used to a bright monitor with vivid colors. Those settings are great for business and gaming, but rotten for graphics. After you calibrate your monitor, it will seem dim and dull. Keep in mind that it was these bright and vibrant settings that were causing you the trouble.
artismobileAuthor Commented:
The first one I did views fine. I did 3 more and they don't. I'll try to attach.
artismobileAuthor Commented:
I emailed the file to another iPhone, and it looks the same. I just sent the examples that were too dark on all my iPhone's and iPad in the house. Calibrate all the monitors?
I examined the EXIF data on the three images.  In the order above, here is the EXIF data:




Note with respect to the bottom two images, the EXIF viewer warns:

"WARNING: Embedded color profile: “(unrecognized embedded color profile 'U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2')”
Some popular web browsers ignore embedded color profiles, meaning users of those browsers see the wrong colors for this image.
Images for the web are most widely viewable when in the sRGB color space and with an embedded color profile. See my Introduction to Digital-Image Color Spaces for more information."

The EXIF data of the one that views fine shows it used the sRGB colorspace. This supports Dave Baldwin's suggestion that you are saving the jpegs using the wrong colorspace.

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artismobileAuthor Commented:
I didn't think I would have to calibrate all the monitors in in my home, seeing as one worked. So, where is the setting in Photoshop that I can find the SRGB color space?
Also, it appears that the two bad ones were saved as CYMK instead of RGB:

The color space setting should be in your Export settings.

File > Export > File settings.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
I also thought that it was a color profile problem―“(unrecognized embedded color profile 'U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2')”...
artismobileAuthor Commented:
I don't have file>export>file settings
artismobileAuthor Commented:
Wait, I just changed the color mode to RGB in image mode, like you said and that may have fixed it
Use sRGB, not Adobe RGB, btw, if you have the option.
artismobileAuthor Commented:
Got it. Thanks! You have been very helpful.
You also get the option to convert to RGB if you choose File > Save for Web & Devices...
artismobileAuthor Commented:
...I don't have a SRGB tho. Just RGB, lab color, etc
When you award points, make sure you share them with Dave Baldwin who first suggested the problem was the colorspace and also suggested you post the jpegs for inspection.
artismobileAuthor Commented:
Very well,
Thanks again,
You get the option to convert to sRGB if you choose File > Save for Web & Devices.
artismobileAuthor Commented:
There it is! *wink!*
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