Instagram destroys colours

Started 8 months ago | Discussions thread
OP sankos Senior Member • Posts: 2,374

OK, so this time I uploaded an sRGB jpeg with a web browser which doesn't respect my wide gamut monitor profile (Microsoft Edge, Win10/1909).

Here's the file:

original to be uploaded to IG via Edge

And here's what I get back from Instagram:

Photo downloaded from IG

The colours don't look messed up; heavy compression introduces noise, though.

Here's what happens if I upload the same photo, but using Firefox (in iPhone emulation mode):

The original photo uploaded via Firefox and then downloaded back

Desaturated result

So, it looks like Instagram doesn't like when I use colour-managed Firefox to upload photos with, and prefers non-colour-managed browsers. How bizarre...

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