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Old Apr 16, 2011, 7:55 AM   #1
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Default Proper Color Space for work flow

I need to know what to set my camera and editing software to. I will mainly be printing my photos. Below is my setup.

Camera: Nikon D90 setting available: sRGB or Adobe RGB

I will develope with Lightroom 3: Setting Available for export: Pro Photo, sRGB or Adobe RGB (1988) File type for export: PSD, TIFF. File size 8Bit or 16 bit

External Editor: Elements 9: Settings available for color space:

1. No Color Space
2. Optimize for computer screens which is sRGB
3. Optimize for Printing which is Adobe RGB
4. Allow me to choose.

Please walk me through this.
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 11:33 AM   #2
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I set mine so its all SRGB
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 11:51 AM   #3
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I set mine so its all SRGB
I have been reading all day about this and have gotten different opinions. As I look at it now, I am shooting only in RAW (NEF) and use Lightroom to Develop the RAW file. Then I am exporting now with Photo Pro set at Tiff and 16 bit to Elements and have it set for Optimize for printing which is Adobe RGB and has the full color spectrum. I am printing on a Canon pro 9000 which is not using the ICC profile so it should print as the Profiled LCD looks. (Spyder 3 Pro) for profiling.
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I have read a bit about this and from my canon t2i/550d it recommends SRGB unless doing commercial printing, All to much for me. I have changed my profiles in aperture3 and you can see subtle changes in colour. I usually set up to print with the paper profiler I am using. Hope this helps it sure confuses me
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I have read a bit about this and from my canon t2i/550d it recommends SRGB unless doing commercial printing, All to much for me. I have changed my profiles in aperture3 and you can see subtle changes in colour. I usually set up to print with the paper profiler I am using. Hope this helps it sure confuses me
What paper profiler are you using?
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Hi i use hp paper and permajet. you can go to the permajet site and get icc profiles from there they are free
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Hi i use hp paper and permajet. you can go to the permajet site and get icc profiles from there they are free
OK, I mainly use Canon Paper or Illford Galerie and print using the Canon Easy Photo Print as it has my profiles built in. I first choose photos, the paper and size then I can preview and edit more if I need to. Then just print from the application.
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