Someone (Bob?) created an ICC profile for iPad developers. There's a link to it in the DPS manual pdf.
We're working in an Adobe RGB workspace and so far I haven't noticed a huge amount of variance in the output files. I presume their being converted to sRGB on output, but good profiling should help there.
There's a link to it on this page:
Awesome. Guilty of skipping the important bits at the front! Thanks Bob Ps while your there, are you aware of a line of code that would stop the default in-app browser from actioning a response to a link within a web overlay?
Hi all, i don't find the link of ICC profile here: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/digitalpubsuite/using/WS9293e1fb3b977c5c-6 e66370112f982025bb-7fff.html
Anyway, i want a confirm: the dps output is SRGB?
I have experimented with some profiles, including the iPad.icc, and have come to conclusion that the closest (but not really appropreate) color profile is sRGB. I do not undestand why Adobe investing so many efforts to DPS and InDesign offers any solution for color management for digital publishing.
I believe this ICC profile was built from the original iPad. I couldn't say whether it's appropriate for other models.
Personally, I've told everyone at work not to get too concerned with ICC profiles since the iPad, as far as I am aware, does not interpret them when displaying colours on-screen. Embedding ICC profiles of any kind into images, therefore, is a waste of time and makes your image files needlessly bigger.
Instead, just as Alexey wrote above, stick to a basic sRGB workflow on your computers and you should suffer from fewer colour shift surprises on the iPad.
Anyway any profile for an iPad screen will work as a broken clock: It'll show the right time once.
Thinking that a huge set of shiny and finger-greased screens whose lighting levels are changed every now and then can be described in an accurate way with a general profile will lead to melancholy, as any other useless effort.
I am not saying that taking for granted that sRGB is mot quite a reasonable bet, on the contrary. It's perhaps the best "general" bet; but nothing more.
Gustavo (Posting from Madrid)
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