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Hang on, Frank - you said you'd posted a pic: where is it if not in your folio?
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Hey, what about the settings on my 10D.
Oh who cares!
Fine. Walks off in huff catching big toe on the skirting board on the way out.
LOL I just love the sense of humour on these forums...it is humour isn't it?
Not when you've just walked in to the skirting board.
Try this then Gary!
Gary, the general advice is that if you intend to use your pics commercially (books, mags), Adobe 1998 is the way to go: it is the industry standard.
But if you are just taking pics for your own use, you may find you get better results by sticking with sRGB.
Intrigued, why would that give better results? CB.
The sensor in your camera is sRGB. It captures the colour range equivalent to sRGB and not Adobe 1998. Thus if you select Adobe 1998 on your camera the camera processes the sRGB data to give Adobe 1998. But you are still capturing in sRGB.
You can do exactly the same conversion in PS. However, most PCs are sRGB-based and most printers' default profiles are also sRGB-based. So you may find you actually get better results using sRGB. I have seen comparisons and Adobe 1998 can look a little flat.
However, if you want to send your pics to mags etc you will have to convert to Adobe 1998, because they will generally only accept that.
Hope that helps!
So by converting in PS and saving you will save in Adobe RGB. Have I understood that correctly. Elements 3 was much simpler.
You can convert to Adobe RGB but it is still a conversion - whether your camera does it or whether you do it in imaging software. The capture is still in sRGB, whatever your camera setting, so you can't have anything that wasn't there in the first place!
OK thanks. My eyes are seeing 256 bloody colours after all the reading I've been doing.
Gary, please read page 58 of the 10D manual where you will find that though CB is correct in some of his points i.e. commercial printing. He is off the mark when intimating that sRGB is better for post processing on a PC. The only time Adobe 1998 RGB will look flat in comparison with sRGB is if you are viewing in a sRGB colour space and the point to this thread is that your workflow is Adobe 1998 RGB, in addition to this most modern printers allow you to set Adobe 1998 RGB as your default and many Labs honour a number of embedded colour profiles, you can bet that Adobe 1998 RGB will be honoured by these Labs.
Excerpts from manual.
top of page 58
The camera is compatible with the sRGB and Adobe RGB colour spaces
selecting Adobe RGB
Select Adobe RGB if you want to use a personal computer to adjust the colour saturation or if.
Images captured with Adobe RGB . no mention of in-camera conversion from sRGB to be found.
Hope this is of some help
Quote: He is off the mark when intimating that sRGB is better for post processing on a PC.
I think you are in danger of misrepresenting what I have said. Re-read carefully!
Gary should try all the possible methods to see what works best on his setup.
You can bet your life that images captured on a 10D's sensor will be in sRGB!
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