Adobe RGB Versus sRGB Color Space

Adobe RGB Versus sRGB Color Space

This is another of those topics that starts internet feuds on camera and photography discussion groups around the world.

Here’s the deal in a nutshell.  If you are not sure which color space to use the answer most likely is sRGB.  If you need to use Adobe RGB you are in a business that requests it.

sRGB is the most common standard and offers the most compatibility from user and device to the next.

So set it to sRGB and forget it. Just make certain your photo editing software is set to the sRGB color space as well.

The argument (Simplified): Adobe RGB 1998  can display more colors than sRGB. The problem is the colors are spread over a much larger range. The result is images will often look less vivid than sRGB.

sRGB on the other hand squeezes  the colors into a smaller range making pictures appear more colorful and vibrant.

It’s actually much more technical than that but who cares.

Who uses Adobe RGB? it’s the standard for professional printers and magazines.

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