Color Space basics

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Carnivore99
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Color Space basics
Oct 1, 2011

I've been shooting as a hobby for so long and have such decent gear I feel like I should know this stuff by now, but I'm still not totally clear so the only way I'll learn is to ask...

  • Do you shoot in sRGB or Adobe RGB color space?

  • Do you edit in sRGB, Adobe RGB or calibrated monitor color space?

  • Do you convert mismatched or missing profiles to your preferred working color space or use the embedded one?

  • If you're using a calibrated monitor profile as your color space do you embed that into the image when you save it?

  • How do you match your working color space to your printer output? Especially if you're using a calibrated monitor profile as your color space?

These questions have finally come to a breaking point for me because i'm trying to print an image with a lot of grey in it but it looks too purple on my Canon printer and too green from the photo lab using the same file.

I have an Eye1 display 2 calibration device for my monitor which should hopefully help me get the color right, but I'm not sure if I understand how to get that accurate color to print correctly once I've calibrated my display.

Thanks for any constructive advice.

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