ProPhoto RGB in JPEG
I import all my RAW photos to Adobe Photoshop CS5 as 16-bit files in the ProPhoto RGB color space. I then carry on with all my edits (ie: levels/curves/layers etc.) in Photoshop before converting the file into an 8-bit JPEG in the same color space. The printer I am using is the Epson R3000.
I am wondering whether converting the file into an 8-bit JPEG in the last step of my workflow will render the ProPhoto RGB color space useless/pointless in the first place. Will I still be reaping the benefits of ProPhoto RGB, assuming that my printer can cover the color spectrum, if I do things this way? Or am I better off converting my files into files like 16-bit or 8-bit TIFF and printing from there instead?
Any help will be greatly appreciated!