Age old digital camera question: SRGB or Adobe RGB

Started Aug 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
brianric Veteran Member • Posts: 7,801
Re: Just use sRGB

Stacey_K wrote:

Greg lamont wrote:

Stacey_K wrote:

Greg lamont wrote:

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

Don't take this the wrong way or personally please. If you are asking which -working color space- you should use for a -monitor profile-, you do not understand color management at all. Unless you plan to read a couple of books on this subject and invest in a wide gamut monitor + calibration hardware, just use sRGB and enjoy your new camera. Especially given the printer you mention, you won't see ANY difference in the final output using aRGB etc.

I would suggest you do RAW + JPEG capture even if you don't plan to process the RAW files right now. Possibly in the future you might expand your processing skills and having the RAW file will allow you to do more with those images later. I use JPEGs and sRGB 99% of the time but I still capture RAW in case I need more information than the JPEG has captured or I plan to print it out on a high end printer, which is maybe 1% of my images.

I guess I should have said from the beginning that I ONLY shoot in Raw.


Why not? What do you think that people always shoot in a studio and can control their lighting. I do event photography and I do not have control 98% of the time when I shoot. I've been shooting raw 100% of the time since 2003 and have no intention of changing.

So with buying the new camera body I wanted to make sure the setting was right, failing to do a little research about RAW having no effect on the color space setting.

But the color space you export in is still relevant. And again, do you have a specific reason for only shooting RAW? Again, no offense intended, but by the question you asked about which nikon working space you should choose as your monitor profile shows me you don't understand color management at all.

One more thing, to all you younger photo shooters, you have no idea how lucky you are not having to deal with a darkroom.

I actually enjoyed the B&W darkroom. The color darkroom could be frustrating, especially trying to print negatives that weren't processed just right.

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