Birch Imaging wrote:
...the color profile is under apple rgb...
This is may be your problem. Try to export it in sRGB. The whole world basically runs in sRGB (this is mildy hyperbolic). Apple RGB has different color primaries than sRGB and, I believe but couldn't verify, that it has a 1.8 Gamma vs sRGB's 2.2 which would make the image apear brighter and possibly bring out noise.
So, try it again in sRGB and see if that fixes it.