[Digikam-users] sRGB Vs. Adobe RGB

Dudas Gabor dudasg at freemail.hu
Thu Apr 6 19:47:12 BST 2006


I also have a camera that supports both sRGB and Adobe RGB. However, from most 
of the sources (forums, user manual etc) I get the information to stick to the 
sRGB color space. I am still not really convinced about this issue. I know that 
the AdobeRBG can represent higher number of colors (the gamut is bigger).
However in a typical case (that is working with digikam for own printouts on 
non-calibrated, non-professional screen) I don't see the benefit. And also if I 
take pictures with AdobeRGB the output on the screen will be much more "flat" in 
The second thing: I am not sure that the photo-labs are using the AdobeRGB.

Could you explain me why it is good to use it? This color-space stuff is a bit 
unclear for me.

Gabor Dudas

Marcus Popp wrote:
> Hello,
> I've just played a little bit with my camera and compare the picture quality
> within digikam with the colorspace set to sRGB and Adobe RGB.
> I can see a huge difference in color representation between these two.
> Digikam shows me for the Adobe RGB picture as Exif information:
> Color Space: Uncalibrated
> Am I right that digikam doesn't support Adobe RGB?
> Should I stop taking pictures with Adobe RGB if I want to process them
> with digikam?
> Should I try to get some icc files for my cam and use it with 0.9 svn?
> thanks & so long,
> Marcus.

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