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A great color primer

Gator Bob

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"RE: A great color primer"

Gator Bob Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2006
Fri 19-Oct-12 02:43 PM | edited Fri 19-Oct-12 02:53 PM by Gator Bob

>There are very valid reasons for choosing to to shoot and process in JPEG format through out a complete workflow for many people.

I do "save as" jpegs to produce images for viewing on monitors, including emails. Also, jpegs do speed processing of large numbers of images. I'm no color expert and I rarely shoot large numbers of images, but I've never shot jpeg, only raw, and I always do at least minimal post processing with Photoshop. Nikonian instructors tell their classes that they almost always shoot raw. AFAIK, only Ken Rockwell -- who says he always pre-sets his camera menus for maximum oversaturation -- claims to shoot almost only jpeg.

>And one of the most important thing he leaves out when
>outputting files for the viewing on a monitor of any kind - If
>you are outputting files in Adboe RGB or ProPhoto RGB make
>sure to include the color profile. For general usege sRGB
>would be the preferred format unless you know who will be
>viewing your images.

As you suggest, sRGB generally is recommended as the most flexible format to work with. I believe Ming Thein is talking about his suggested setting for high-quality printing.

Gator Bob Santa Fe New Mexico
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