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Android Color Management: What Developers and Designers Need to Know

Displaying wide color gamut images

Note that if you are using a single Activity architecture then it may make sense to break out wide color gamut image display into a new Activity.

Activities displaying wide color gamut content need to opt in to wide color mode (top)

Color accurate rendering

Note that wide color gamut support is distinct from whether the current activity is running in wideColorGamut color mode. That is this qualifier will apply if the device supports color accurate rendering, irrespective of whether the activity is running in wide color mode.

Provide different colors to be used on color accurate (left) and older devices

Wider support coming




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