D70 - shooting in sRGB vs AdobeRGB

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by lemax, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. lemax

    lemax Guest

    Hi -
    a quick question from a novice (sorry if it is a repeat of something
    that has been recently discussed)

    When I use AdobeRGB (Color Mode II) as default setting for the camera
    the resulting colors seems to be a bit heavy on a blue side (btw, it
    is not WB issue). In case of sRGB (Color Mode I) this is not
    happening but it looks like even though the overall colors are more
    correct there are less details that are coming through.

    Any thoughts on this? Considering a possible post processing in PS
    what are the best practices in color management for D70?

    TIA
     
    lemax, Jun 13, 2005
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    bmoag Guest

    Consistency is the key.
    Technically AdobeRGB can handle a wider range of colors than sRGB and both
    can handle a wider range of colors than ink jet photo printers can render.
    If you are not using color management in your imaging program and printing
    then it really does not matter what color spaces you use as color matching
    between devices will be coincidental rather than predictable.
    If you want to get the most consistent matching of color prints to your
    monitor image you need to learn the fundamentals of color management,
    calibrate your monitor with an external device, and use an imaging program
    that allows color management.
    If you use an Adobe program it is wisest to use AdobeRGB for your color
    space in your camera and in your imaging program as this will minimize
    conversions from one color space to another and be the most flexible in the
    long run.
     
    bmoag, Jun 13, 2005
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    Paul Furman Guest

    If you aren't viewing them in a program that is aware of that, it will
    look a bit wrong.
     
    Paul Furman, Jun 13, 2005
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