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sportech Registered since 06th May 2011Fri 06-May-11 07:58 AM
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"Default Colour Space ?"


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Hi

I have recently calibrated both my monitors with a Spyder 3 Pro

My question is should i be setting the default colour space to my monitor profile, or leave it as standard srgb ?

Also there is an option to use this profile instead of the embedded one ?

any advice much appreciated

  

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Robp Gold Member Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2009Fri 06-May-11 03:34 PM
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Fri 06-May-11 08:15 PM by Robp

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Paul,

Color Spaces should ONLY be assigned to their intended device, as follows:

Display Space -- Use your monitor's ICC Profile such as that assigned by your computer or monitor's manufacturer, or, better, the profile produced by your monitor-calibrator like a Spyder 3 Pro or ColorMunki. A calibrator will (should) automatically assign it's produced ICC profile to your monitor.

Working Space -- Use an RGB Profile such as sRGB, aRGB or ProPhoto RGB which you can designate in your post-processor's (CNX2, CS5, etc.) Preferences file. LR3 uses a modified version of ProPhoto RGB by default.

Printer Space -- Use a specific Printer/Ink/Paper profile like the Epson Fine Art paper ICC Profile if that's what you are using; otherwise, use the profile suggested by your printer manufacturer which is often sRGB.

Web Space -- Usually uses sRGB. Check the web site for possible commentary.

Special circumstances may dictate use of other color spaces, like CMYK, but, if you are dealing with more esoteric situations, you'll likely know plenty about Color Spaces.

Rob Puller
My Nikonians gallery

  

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