Age old digital camera question: SRGB or Adobe RGB

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DigitalPhilosopher
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Re: Age old digital camera question: SRGB or Adobe RGB

This is one of the major misunderstandings. God knows where it began - I'll blame Ken Rockwell

Don't begin from the camera, follow the reverse path: Will it be printed or viewed on a screen? If on screen, use sRGB, end of story.

If printed, you must first make sure Adobe RGB will be used for the printing process (not a given). Then, you must have a very good monitor, that can show the subtle differences of the Adobe RGB space. Then, you must calibrate it properly. Then, your editing must be in Adobe RGB. Then your camera must be set in Adobe RGB

Hope you're not confused with the 'thens' - like I said, picture it as the reverse path.

Bottom line: Use sRGB and you're done for most cases. Even pro labs tend to use sRGB today, because most consumer images sent to them are saved as sRGB

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