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Kensogtp1 Registered since 14th Mar 2011Mon 21-Mar-11 03:01 PM
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"RGB versus sRGB"


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Hello,

Can anybody please provide me with the differences in these 2. I have the D5000 and was thinking of setting the color to RGB - if this does indeed provide more color in each photo, wouldn't this be the best setting to leave it on?

Also, when uploading photos and printing them - I assume all places can print RGB. Am I correct in my assumption?

In reading Mastering the Nikon D5000 (by Darrell Young) he says to leave it on sRGB.. Maybe I am missing something.. Any help/schooling would be appreciated

  

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Shipmate Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009Mon 21-Mar-11 07:36 PM
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I may be wrong, but sRGB, as you note, has less color data than Adobe RGB. So if you are shooting JPEG and/or planning on looking at your images on a monitor or sending them via emails to others to view on a monitor, then sRGB is all you need. If you are shooting RAW and printing in larger formats, Adobe RGB will give you a lot more data to work with. But, like I suggested above, I may well be wrong on this. The one thing I do believe I understand to be correct is the amount of data that the image captures depends, in part, on the color gamut that is being used.

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Mon 21-Mar-11 07:42 PM
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Mon 21-Mar-11 07:43 PM by aolander

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Most printers will want you to send them sRGB files as that is the color space they use. If you send them Adobe RGB files, your prints will not look very good. Adobe RBG has a wider gamut, but prints (or images viewed on a monitor) can't use those colors anyway. So, if you shoot JPEGs and have your images printed, leave your camera in sRGB. If you shoot RAW, the color space you select doesn't matter as RAW images have no color space; you can choose whatever space you want later in post-processing. If you print yourself on a higher end printer (or use custom print labs), you may benefit from wider color spaces. e.g. Adobe RGB, ProPhoto RGB.

Check this out:

http://thelightroomlab.com/2010/11/understanding-digital-camera-color-space-choices/

Alan

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