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Assigning an RGB color profile in Photoshop will have a great effect to how your images are displayed and printed.
There is a big difference between sRGB and Adobe RGB color gamuts. Adobe RGB has a larger color gamut than sRGB and will produce more saturated color. However, it’s not meant for all RGB images.
This VIDEO tutorial will step through the confusion of which RGB color profile to use with your images in Adobe Photoshop CS.
Most digital cameras save images with sRGB color profile. sRGB color gamut is smaller than Adobe RGB. While the RGB color values stay the same, the resulting color that is displayed is significantly different. For higher color saturation, choose Adobe RGB color profile. While not for every image, Adobe RGB is a preferred color profile to assign to your images.
All RGB profiles are not the same and will produce different color when printed even though the RGB values are the same.
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Recommended usage of Adobe RGB profile:
Recommended usage of sRGB:
In conclusion, I prefer to use Adobe RGB on most everything except portrait photography. Try both and see which one works best for you.
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