I was trying to open an iPhone screenshot in Illustrator, but for some reason the colors are distorted. If I open the same file in any other application (Photoshop, GIMP, Preview, etc.) the colors are rendered fine. The curious thing is that this only occurs with certain screenshots, as I tested a screenshot of the home screen as well, which Illustrator opened without distorting the colors.
Though, with GIMP, a dialog does pop up stating:
The image 'IMG_1199.PNG' has and embedded color profile:
Convert the image to the RGB working space (sRGB built-in)?
With the option to either keep or convert the color profile; which makes me think Illustrator may not recognize the aforementioned color profile.
Here is the original image directly from the phone [left] and the image opened (then saved) from Illustrator [right]:
Converting the color profile in GIMP, saving, then opening the file again in Illustrator does fix the issue. This seems to confirm my suspicion that the Display P3 color profile is the issue, which changes my question somewhat: how can I open the image in Illustrator without first converting the image beforehand?
This seems like it may be a bug in Illustrator, so I have submitted a bug report to Adobe. I will update if the report is conclusive, or if Adobe provides a solution.
file, identify your posted screenshot on the left as a jpg despite its .png suffix. Is this the original/unmodified screenshot? Did you rename the suffix to .png? Maybe that's the problem. Try to change the suffix to jpg and open it again.
filecommand on macOS. It comes up as
JPEG image dataas well, even though the info window still displays it as a PNG file. It must be something Imgur does to scale the photos. If you download the image from the full size link the
filecommand should recognize it correctly as a PNG file.