sRGB or AdobeRGB Colour Space?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Paul, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Hello group.

    If I wanted to just print photo's, I.E. Not commercial use, is it better to
    use sRGB or AdobeRGB colour space?

    Looking around the internet, it seems like AdobeRGB has a wider spectrum,
    but apparently most labs are not capable of printing with a colour space of
    greater than sRGB.
    Paul, Nov 6, 2004
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  2. You generally can't put a space as wide as Adobe RGB on paper. There
    can still be a point in using it for editing -- it gives *you* rather
    than the color management software control over what is done with
    out-of-gamut (in sRGB) colors in the original scene. So a sensible
    workflow could be to capture in Adobe RGB, edit in Adobe RGB, but edit
    down to something that fits in sRGB, and pass the image to the lab in
    sRGB (which, as you say, most-all of them want).
    David Dyer-Bennet, Nov 7, 2004
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  3. Paul

    Aerticus Guest

    Probably because image editing in 48 bit keeps things a little sharper for
    longer than editing in 24 bit


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    Aerticus, Nov 7, 2004
  4. Paul

    Rob Guest

    48 bit vs. 24 bit has nothing to do with 'Sharpness' It is the amount of
    tones you have available. Working in 48 bit gives you greater control of the
    tonal range when making adjustment in curves, or levels. Look up the
    difference in what a camera sensor records in Raw vs. JPEG.
    Rob, Nov 8, 2004
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