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F2AS Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Nov 2005Sat 23-Mar-13 09:12 PM
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"Capture NX2 color space question"


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I just bought a Dell U2413 wide-gamut monitor and want to start editing my images in Adobe RGB color space now that I can actually see the colors. I usually have my camera set on sRGB in raw mode, and then in Capture NX I have the color management preference set to Adobe RGB as the default color space with the box checked to use this instead of the embedded profile.

While I want to maintain the NEFs in Adobe RGB, I need to save a copy as a jpg in sRGB to post the photo to my website. Do I need to do anything to convert the image to sRGB before saving the image as a jpg, or it already in that color space since I had it set on sRGB at the time of capture? Thanks so much for your help.

Mike

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walkerr Administrator Awarded for his con tributed articles published at the Resources Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in multiple areas Nikonian since 05th May 2002Sat 23-Mar-13 09:43 PM
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Since you're overriding the color space you set in the camera, you'll need to convert the image to sRGB prior to saving it as a jpeg, given that you want the jpeg in that color space.

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mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006Sun 24-Mar-13 06:13 PM
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#2. "RE: Capture NX2 color space question"
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Just curious: Why don't you shoot with your camera set to AdobeRGB?

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walkerr Administrator Awarded for his con tributed articles published at the Resources Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in multiple areas Nikonian since 05th May 2002Sun 24-Mar-13 06:30 PM
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Colorado Springs, US
          

While I'm not the person who posted the original note, I'll throw out an idea. Some cameras, including the D800, show a greenish tinge on the LCD display if you set the camera to Adobe RGB rather than sRGB. It's similar to what you'd see in a non-color managed program, and I suspect it may be the reason why some complain about the displays on that camera. Give it a try - I was surprised at the difference when I first did it on a whim.

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Rmastran Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Nov 2011Sun 24-Mar-13 07:31 PM
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Since you have a wide gamut monitor, you might try setting the camera to Adobe RGB with 14-bit depth, and then save your JPG as sRGB. There'll be fewer conversions that way.

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BR Registered since 17th Nov 2006Mon 25-Mar-13 10:36 PM
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Good luck with your monitor. I've had a wide-gamut monitor for a couple of years and have found:

o Many real world scenes don't show significantly more colors using Adobe RGB compared to sRGB.

o When they do, those extra colors usually can't be printed.

I guess I don't regret using the monitor, it's just that it only seems to provide a subtle advantage.

Barry


  

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