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#1 edumou

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 01:18 PM

What's the preference between sRGB and Adobe RGB? I understand that sRGB has a narrower spectrum of colour to work with, but it's also more compatible with computer monitors and online presentations. Adobe RGB on the other hand will capture a wider colour spectrum, but the benefit is in print only. I don't print my own photos. Do online print shops use Adobe RGB, or am I better off sticking with sRGB?

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 01:29 PM

Hi, I`m no expert though I think  pro`s use Adobe RGB...Hopefully some pixel peepers will come along with a more scientific approach...(-:



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Posted 21 March 2015 - 01:47 PM

I shoot Adobe RGB and if posting online create an sRGB JPEG. If I want to print I still have the Adobe RGB tiff.

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 02:55 PM

I've always shot sRGB, I've read Adobe RGB is really only for printing. I've done a few pix in Adobe Rgb and online they're really flat and dull.



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Posted 02 April 2015 - 03:20 PM

If your shooting raw it won't actually make any difference, just so you know



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Posted 02 April 2015 - 03:22 PM

Matt Grainger has a short video explaining the differences.

 

https://youtu.be/N2T62ZHIu6s


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 03:41 PM

Shoot in Adobe RGB. Save your files in the same format. If you are going to just post to the net THEN "save as for web" which automatically converts it to sRGB. This way if you have something WORTH printing you aren't screwed...

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 03:54 PM

In RAW format, there's no worry, both are available in post-processing ( color gamut at capture exceeds both of them ).

Everything you put on a web server is converted to sRGB color space.

 

Printers... mini-labs usually print in sRGB, not AdobeRGB.



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