sRGB vs. RGB Locked

Started Apr 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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MarkInSF
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Re: sRGB vs. RGB
In reply to GMartin, Apr 23, 2013

GMartin wrote:

Biggs23 wrote:

GMartin wrote:

Since digital ceme on the scene ive always used RGB for my color space when shooting.

But all websites and Facebook post their photos based on the sRGB color space. And I assume

that printing labs do also.

If I switch over to sRBG will my colors look better when I post on galleries and Facebook ? I see many images that just look amazing and wonder " How the hell did they get their colors to look like that ? "

Any images that get posted to the web for viewing should be in sRGB color space. My workflow is sRGB from capture all the way to the final product. Images posted online with something other than sRGB will not look right.

I edit everything in PS, shoot largest JPEG and am not into the RAW capture. I know that many photogs swear by RAW but my question always was " well you shoot raw, you edit raw, then change to jpeg once your're done".........once you change your files to jpeg, don't you lose all the advantages of everything you just did.......capture raw, edit raw, final files jpeg.....i dont get it.......what am I missing ?

RAW allows much more latitude during editing from start to finish. Get the WB a bit off when you shot it? No problem. Exposure was a bit under? No problem. Need to control the noise more effectively? No problem. The final product may still end up being a JPEG but the editing will be much easier.

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Thank you.....so I guess im switching to sRGB for ever......lol........so shooting RAW is like

shooting negative film whereas shooting jpeg is like shooting slidefilm where exposure has to be perfect ?

A raw file has more latitude, but if you blow highlights in one or more channels, you still have to work with what you have, so proper exposure (or slight underexposure) is still important.   If you have one blown channel it's easier to fix.

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