Instagram destroys colours

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sankos Senior Member • Posts: 2,374
Instagram destroys colours

When you upload an sRGB jpg to Instagram following their instructions (1080px on short side), the photo is converted to their in-house ICC profile called c2 (made with Little CMS). I extracted it from the jpg with ExifTool. The profile is based on sRGB:

The Instagram c2.ICC profile is shown in solid blue; the sRGB profile is the colourful one

However, when doing the conversion, Instagram messes up the colours. Here's a photo I uploaded:

Original file: sRGB jpeg before uploading to IG

And here's what happens when I download the file from IG:

jpeg downloaded from IG

Does anybody have any idea why the change in colours? I wonder if converting my photos to the Instagram c2.ICC profile before uploading could prevent the change from happening. When I perform the conversion myself, the colours don't change.

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