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Aug 31, 2011 22:13 |  #1

Wich color space should i use. Elements 9 on calibrated imac. What color space in elements, none, srgb, or adobergb. I currently use srgb on camera and photoshop


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Aug 31, 2011 22:26 |  #2

Colour settings in Elements - Part 1 (external link) | Part 2 (external link)


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Aug 31, 2011 22:45 |  #3

For anything outside of a color-managed app, especially something for the Web or some other type of "sharing", you will want your image to be in the sRGB color space. In Elements, it only really matters if you have bright, rich, saturated colors and want to retain the full range of those colors in the aRGB color space for a printer that has a wider range capability.

But, you say your camera is set to sRGB. One more meaningful bit of info: are you shooting Raw or jpeg? This matters because with a jpeg the color space is "set" in the camera and it's may not be so good to try to change it in the software, so you might want to just stick with sRGB throughout. If, though, you are shooting Raw the color space is not "set" -- it can be changed around freely.


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Sep 01, 2011 00:56 |  #4

I only shoot raw


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Sep 01, 2011 01:27 |  #5

charlie_merrifi wrote in post #13034069 (external link)
I only shoot raw

Well then, the only color spaces that matter is what you set in your Raw processor and then how you handle things in Photoshop. So, to be "safe", set up Camera Raw to put out images in the sRGB color space -- to do this, open a shot in Camera Raw and then click the link at the bottom of the preview and one of the options will be the working color space. Select sRGB and click either Open or Done and it should be "sticky".

Then, in Photoshop you can go to Edit/Color Settings and set up both your Working Color Space (in this case sRGB) and also choose options as to how to handle images that don't "comply". Images from the Camera Raw processor should open without a problem, but for images from other apps, if they don't have sRGB "embedded" you may get a warning, and you may (or may not) want to do a conversion...


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Sep 01, 2011 13:44 |  #6

sRGB for web.
If you print using a high quality inkjet printer, and you shoot images that benefit from it (landscapes for instance), and you understand colormagement (or want to learn), AdobeRGB might have benefits.


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