sRGB vs. RGB Locked

Started Apr 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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OP GMartin Regular Member • Posts: 227
Re: sRGB vs. RGB

Victor Engel wrote:

GMartin wrote:

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

Uhhh... That's not a color space. RGB is a color model (as opposed to, say, CMYK). The RGB color model has many color spaces that use it. Most common is sRGB.

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

that printing labs do also.

Most print labs prefer that images be submitted in sRGB color space, although some accept Adobe RGB. Still others accept other color spaces.

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 ? "

That likely has nothing to do with the color space, although, the same colors, displayed using a color space that didn't match the color space of your monitor would look much different.

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 ?

So far I'm not convinced you're NOT using sRGB. What camera model do you use, and how is it set up? If yo have not changed the color space setting, you almost surely are using sRGB.

I use canon 5d's...and i have manually changed the menu to RGB....been shooting like that for the past 9 years....Fuji, Nikon then Canon...but i switched everything over to sRGB including photoshop settings.......we'll see if there is any difference in online colors......

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