Question about color spaces.

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Simon Garrett Veteran Member • Posts: 7,378
Re: Question about color spaces.

dvboy wrote:

I am trying to learn here,hope this is not a silly question.I have a Benq pd3220u monitor on its way as well as a x-rite i1 display pro.The monitor itself can quickly switch color spaces (adobe RGB, SRGB etc).If I calibrate the monitor on adobe RGB will that same ICC profile work with SRGB or would I have to recalibrate the monitor to accurately match SRGB?I guess an easier way to put it......Can different color spaces share the same ICC profile?Thanks in advance.

What the others say.

If you want to change the colour space of the calibration of a Benq monitor, you have to do three things:

  1. Change the monitor calibration e.g. with the front panel or puck if you have one.
  2. Change the Windows/Mac default monitor profile to a profile appropriate for the new calibration.
  3. Most programs don't notice a new calibration except when they start, so you may have to exit and restart any colour-managed programs you are running at the time.  Photoshop is the only one I know that does check before rendering any image.

If you are using a program that provides soft proofing (including PS and LR) then IMHO the simplest way is to calibrate to the widest colour space (panel native, not Adobe RGB) and then when you want to see how an image might appear in another colour space, use soft proofing.

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