Age old digital camera question: SRGB or Adobe RGB

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Greg lamont
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Re: Is your monitor calibrated and profiled?
In reply to Simon Garrett, 1 month ago

Greg Lamont wrote

My Monitor is not calibrated, it is a 4 year old iMac.

The display in preferences says iMac calibrated.
There are other options, ANY SUGGESTIONS that I need to change.

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Greg

In those circumstances I'd recommend using sRGB.

Here's why: most monitors have a colour space roughly similar to sRGB. That means that without any colour management, the monitor will display sRGB images approximately correctly, and will display images in Adobe RGB wrongly. Adobe RGB images will tend to look pale and under saturated.

To put it another way, without colour management, most colours on the monitor will be inaccurate to a greater or lesser degree, but sRGB colours will be least inaccurate. Have everything set to sRGB and colours will be as good as you can get without hardware calibration and profiling of the monitor, and use of colour-manged software.

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Simon

So are you saying to change the monitor (listed in prefs):
Here are Nikon ones:

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