Sony A7r3 set to Adobe RGB

Started May 5, 2019 | Discussions thread
RGBCMYK
RGBCMYK Senior Member • Posts: 2,207
Re: Sony A7r3 set to Adobe RGB

Trying to wrap my head around this. Since the vast vast majority of monitors cannot support Adobe RGB, what is the point of capturing in Adobe RGB. I have my A7R3 set to Adobe RGB but I'm wondering why? My current monitor doesn't support it. I'm wondering if that has led me to some disappointing print jobs.

One reason to capture a larger colorspace is the additional editing headroom given by the larger colorspace.  The potential for banding / posterization is reduced and this can become helpful with images that contain large smooth gradients.  Printers for sometime have been able to print some colors outside of sRGB (not a ton but some) Even if you end up converting to sRGB I can see benefits for just the editing.

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