View Full Version : Colour Space - RGB - sRGB

07-17-2008, 10:45 AM
I see a lot of people using the Adobe RGB because it has a wider colour gamut.. but when finishing the processing it is typical to revert to the standard SRGB for universal acceptance. What is the point? If I chose colour hue's in Adobe that are not available in SRGB won't I loose them in the conversion anyways??

I must be missing something because it seems like extra step for nothing...

Please help...

07-17-2008, 11:19 AM
Yes you will. HOWEVER, you're unlikely to notice it in most cases. That said, here are the recommendations I've seen given out most frequently. If you're going to publish to the web, and/or print at a consumer printing facility (Wal-Mart, Super-market, etc) than shoot and work in sRGB. If you're going to print at home on a good quality printer, and especially if you can calibrate your printer and monitor, than shoot AdobeRGB, and save a second set in sRGB for the web.

07-18-2008, 05:46 PM
I too shoot in Adobe RGB space, print and post process my images from there as well.

The Only time I "Convert" my Image color space is for Web uploading. If I don't, my colors and hues are off from what they actually were when the image was shot.

btw... I DO shoot mostly Raw, except for those auto racing events where I may shoot 8,000 image in a day, then that's just ludicrous to shoot and convert all that in Raw.


08-19-2008, 09:10 AM
I notice too that some people work in Adobe RGB and forget to convert to sRGB before posting. The result is most often a darker image with dead colours in shadow areas. When critique mentions dark dead colours, they often assume that monitors are off, when the issue is colour space.