Posted 14 July 2009 - 05:11 AM
I am once again pondering the color space question. This time I am trying to get my head around the idea of trying to have all the profiles consistent.
There does not seem to be a method of setting the same adobe RGB color space for all the devices and programs.
- Camera is set for adobeRGB. (but I shoot RAW - so does this setting make any difference anyway?).
- Lightroom is set for adobe standard. (as the program does not have an adobeRGB profile).
- Monitor is calibrated with Spyder-2. (There is no option for a color space choice.)
- PS-CS4 is set for Monitor RGB workspace. (Because I think the Spyder calibration should be the default as that is why I calibrated in the first place.)
- I transfer photos from LR to CS4 with ProPhoto RGB. (this part works very well).
- I export photos from LR in adobe RGB. (there is definitely a difference on this step between sRGB and adobe RGB).
Does anyone see anything wrong with what I doing?
The best policy is to maintain the largest possible color space (AdobeRGB on your camera and Prophoto everywhere else) at each step of the process and only constrict if needed for output ( like sRGB for web); set camera to AdobeRGB (even though you shoot RAW, if you ever happen to shoot a JPEG you want the largest color space).
Set Lightroom and CS4 to Prophoto as working space.
Monitor calibration does not change the size of the color space, that is monitor specific, but just calibrates the monitor for consistency, so choose the Spyder - 2 setting
Edited by loftus, 14 July 2009 - 05:18 AM.
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