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Can D3s NEFs be changed from sRGB to RGB upon import?

kj_fi

Vantaa, FI
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"RE: Can D3s NEFs be changed from sRGB to RGB upon import?"

kj_fi Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jul 2007
Sun 02-Sep-12 06:13 AM | edited Sun 02-Sep-12 06:37 AM by kj_fi

Hi,

here are 3 screenshots of an image of my daughter captured from the Opera web browser. Obviously, it doesn't correctly recognize color spaces. Surprisingly, IE9 showed them all identical (or very close at least).

Pro foto RGB:

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Adobe RGB:

Click on image to view larger version


sRGB (original):

Click on image to view larger version


As you can see, if the program you are using does not recognize color spaces, your photo may look a bit odd on your client's screen. You minimize the chance of color space problems by using sRGB in your public (e.g., web) images.

In general, using the correct color space is only one issue; it is common that the intensity of average Joe's display has been set too high and therefore, the images could well look washed out.

Please note that while the gamut of the Adobe RGB color space is larger than the gamut in the sRGB color space, the number of bits to represent them in the common JPEG file is still the same: only 8 bits. Having just 256 different tones of pure red is not much. However, in practice, it works most of the time.

Best regards,
Kari

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