Working color space

Started Apr 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
Chris Noble
Chris Noble Senior Member • Posts: 2,270
Some misconceptions

10sj03 said:

When I attended a photography class a while ago, the instructor recommended us to set camera to Adobe RBG and shoot raw.

The camera gamut setting only affects the in-camera JPEG, not the Raw file.

He also said to set Lightroom working color space to ProPhoto. His views are to set to the largest color space available.

The main reason to use ProPhoto RGB as a working space is that it is 16-bit. Your Raw file is either 12 or 14 bits, and the output file (aRGB or sRGB) will be 8 bits. You want a higher working space resolution so you don't get quantization errors (= noise, color shifts and banding) as you process the image.

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