Tue 16-Apr-13 12:55 AM | edited Wed 17-Apr-13 12:26 AM by BR
If I open a particular JPEG image in Capture NX2, it says on the bottom left of the image window that it is sRGB. If I look at it in View NX2, the Metadata says Adobe RGB for Color Space.
In Capture, I have sRGB as the default color space and leave unchecked the "Use this instead of embedded profile" option. In View, I have Nikon sRGB as the default profile and again the "Use this instead of " option is unchecked. So in both cases it should not be changing an embedded profile that is defining the color space of the image, if there is one. So why does View think it's Adobe RGB?
Okay, I've cropped a portion of the image to protect the innocent and reduced the file size for posting - it still shows what I have been asking about. I saved it in Capture NX2 where it had a sRGB profile and checked the Embed Profile box.
If I open it in Capture NX2, it shows it as sRGB.
If I use Get Info (on a Mac), it says sRGB color profile, RGB color space.
If I select it in View NX2, it says Adobe RGB for Color Space.
It's that last one that's puzzling. Now I should say that this image started out as an Adobe RGB NEF image but was converted to sRGB in Capture NX2.
What is the cameras color setting set to? You can set the camera to capture using sRGB or adobe rgb. I have my Nikon's set to adobe rgb so I get more color gabut. And have both CNX and Photoshop set for Adobe rgb. If I need to make prints at a lab or for web use then I change to sRGB.