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 Post subject: Color space confusion.
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 9:02 pm 
Which is better in general the srgb or adobes?


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 9:25 pm 
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sRGB is the "standard" one, but Adobe RGB has a bigger colour range.

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 9:27 pm 
hmmm, think a TN panel screen could tell the difference?


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That's beyond me... I haven't gone into calibrated colour yet so I just go by what looks good on the screen :D

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bump!


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My thread Colour Spaces: sRGB, AdobeRGB or ProPhotoRGB may be of interest.

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cheers.


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Is it beneficial to stick with sRBG if your camera processed the image in that color space? Or does the raw data automatically get converted into a different color space when you're editing in a different space?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:38 am 
Keep in mind that if viewing on the web, on sRGB is supported.

No, TN panels cannot display the full range of any of the colour spaces. To give you an idea, most TN panels display 6 bits per colour natively while JPEGs do 8-bits.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:10 am 
Shagrath wrote:
Is it beneficial to stick with sRBG if your camera processed the image in that color space? Or does the raw data automatically get converted into a different color space when you're editing in a different space?


Most RAW editors allow you to specify a working colour space that's different from the output colour space. I've come across people who work in ProPhoto (a wide gamut space) and then output to either sRGB or Adobe RGB.


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 Post subject: RGB
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:13 am 
yeah and if you work in prophoto and forget to output in sRGB you can really make a mess of your photos...trust me i found out the hard way i just stick with sRGB now


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:53 pm 
grahamnp wrote:
Keep in mind that if viewing on the web, on sRGB is supported.

No, TN panels cannot display the full range of any of the colour spaces. To give you an idea, most TN panels display 6 bits per colour natively while JPEGs do 8-bits.


Sure they can. 6 bits vs. 8 bits has nothing to do with the color space spanned. That just tells you the "resolution" that monitor will have within its gamut. There are plenty of TN wide gamut monitors that span all or near all the aRGB gamut.

Which you pick largely depends on your purpose. Typically I would just select sRGB. If I want to print, I'll start with the RAW file and convert it to aRGB space. For image saving purposes I'll save in sRGB. The difference is relatively minor in most cases and can be previewed in photoshop if you are curious.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:13 pm 
Perhaps range was a bad choice of words on my part but most TN monitors cannot display the all the colours of an 8-bit image. The full range maybe, but with gaps.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:25 pm 
grahamnp wrote:
Perhaps range was a bad choice of words on my part but most TN monitors cannot display the all the colours of an 8-bit image. The full range maybe, but with gaps.


That I can agree with :wink:


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