View Full Version : Spyder monitor profile to Photoshop color space?

11-28-2011, 12:01 PM
Hi folks!

I'm trying to get a consitent color profile across my whole working range. I use the ColorChecker Passport to take a shot with my 7D in raw. I also use the Spyder 3 to calibrate my monitor.

I use photoshop in Adobe RGB. Should I use either the colorchecker or Spyder calibrated monitor profile instead of Adobe RGB as my general color space profile in Photoshop? Will that give me more accuracy?

11-29-2011, 01:13 PM
Did I post this in the wrong forum?


11-29-2011, 01:49 PM
I would suggest reading this, Computer Dark Room (http://www.computer-darkroom.com/ps12_colour/ps12_1.htm). It is a bit long but it will help you understand Colour Management. You do your own printing as well?

Ron Cardinale
11-29-2011, 02:36 PM
Do you mean that you want to set the working color space in Photoshop? If that's what you want to do, you shouldn't set it to a profile. Profiles are device dependent. Adobe RGB is not a profile but a color space that you can choose to work in that is device independent. You normally want to edit your images in a device independent space.

I’m a bit reluctant to describe things in the following way because it isn’t exactly right. I’m hoping that this will help you… just don’t forget that it isn’t an exact description.
A profile is generally treated as an error list. It describes how the equipment, such as your camera, responds to various colors of light. The software uses this information to correct, or at least reduce, the errors in that equipment. This happens in reverse with your monitor.
A working color space, such as Adobe RGB, is a definition of what colors are available regardless of how the equipment behaves. It has nothing to do with correcting equipment errors.
I want to repeat that this isn’t an exact description. It’s a simplification that I’m hoping will be a helpful starting point for you.

11-29-2011, 06:12 PM
Thanks everyone!!

yes...I was mixing up color space with profile. I'll keep to Adobe RGB :)

...and onto reading the link....