Some examples that show why a wide gamut monitor matters:

Started Apr 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
IanYorke Senior Member • Posts: 2,437
Re: Wide gamut fantasies

digidog wrote:

Also, to put it into some kind of perspective, there is the reality that 99.999% of all photos are viewed within sRGB.

All generalizations are false, including this one.-Mark Twain

But thanks for making up a metric you just pulled out of your (you know what) from the unreality universe of alternative facts.

Yes, a guesstimate but why be so aggressive?  Just trying to put over a view in a few words.  I am a scientist by training and will try and explain my reasoning:

By viewed I mean images that are seen by other people rather than just the creator.  To see any image above sRGB you need to view it on a wide gamut monitor or in  a print that comes from an above sRGB gamut image.

The vast majority of "printers" specify that you submit the image in sRGB you generally need a specialist lab to accept a high gamut image.  Please remember I am considering the world view, not just USA.

Therefore I think it is reasonable to assume that the vast majority of printed photos (not just from these forums) are limited to sRGB.

Now lets consider the number of print images compared to those viewed on monitors.  I think that most people would agree that photos viewed on screens account for the vast majority of photos.  Lets try to get some perspective on the numbers:

So just taking the above statistic of 1.8B photos a day that are shared, vastly outnumbering printed photos, and that virtually all of these are from phones and therefore in sRGB.  Please consider that the number refers to photos uploaded not to viewer numbers which will be higher.

So all I was trying to show was that sRGB is how most people will see photos.  Now whether it is 99.999 or 99.99% is a guess but it does not take away the fact that most people do actually view photos in sRGB.

I hope my explanation has not further angered you Andrew as it is not my intention to do so.

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