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Banded Yeoman
25-Feb-2012, 12:55 PM
I have not been able to shoot much lately, still trying to get used to secondary school life. But I have snatched some time here and there to shoot other stuff.

Out of boredom, I decided to plough through some of my older shots. I came across one of my favourite butterflies, the yamfly. I was never quite satisfied with my jpeg version of this shot, so I went to re-processes the whole image again.

Of course then I was just learning about photoshop and RAW files, so I did not set my images to a SRGB colour. I hope this latest version of the shot looks better.

Before
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6152/6140139742_efd7756c63_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62936898@N03/6140139742/)
The yamfly (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62936898@N03/6140139742/) by bluebottlethejon (http://www.flickr.com/people/62936898@N03/), on Flickr

Now
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6779225464_71ff600413_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62936898@N03/6779225464/)
The Yamfly (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62936898@N03/6779225464/) by bluebottlethejon (http://www.flickr.com/people/62936898@N03/), on Flickr

WillFolsom
26-Feb-2012, 09:56 AM
Why did you choose to switch from Adobe RGB back to sRBG? William

Banded Yeoman
29-Feb-2012, 05:40 PM
I used to have the problem of the colour going off after I posted my shots. Thanks to Uncle Sunny, it turned out the main issue was that Chrome, the browser I use, could not read the adobe RGB colour that was in my shots.

SRGB can be read my many more browsers, Ben the more 'colour blind' ones! :)

Glorious Begum
29-Feb-2012, 07:28 PM
Yes, better now. Process in adobe RGB then convert to sRBG before save. :cheers:

Archduke
29-Feb-2012, 11:44 PM
Looks like a top shot to me. :cheers:

Banded Yeoman
01-Mar-2012, 05:32 PM
Wow, thanks for the advice Uncle Lc, and thanks Mark for the encouraging words!! :cheers:

Silverstreak
01-Mar-2012, 11:41 PM
Should save your master copy in Adobe RGB , ONLY when you require a web copy do you create one in sRGB.

The reason being Adobe RGB has a wider gamut than sRGB .

You can convert from Adobe RGB to sRGB when required, once it is converted you are in the narrower gamut of sRGB and it is not reversible to Adobe RBG.

sRGB is a RGB color space proposed by HP and Microsoft because it approximates the color gamut of the most common computer display devices. Since sRGB serves as a "best guess" for how another person's monitor produces color, it has become the standard color space for displaying images on the internet. sRGB's color gamut encompasses just 35% of the visible colors specified by CIE (see section on color spaces). Although sRGB results in one of the narrowest gamuts of any working space, sRGB's gamut is still considered broad enough for most color applications.

Adobe RGB 1998 was designed (by Adobe Systems, Inc.) to encompass most of the colors achievable on CMYK printers, but by using only RGB primary colors on a device such as your computer display. The Adobe RGB 1998 space encompasses roughly 50% of the visible colors specified by CIE improving upon sRGB's gamut primarily in cyan-greens.


The following color gamut comparison aims to give you a better qualitative understanding of where the gamut of Adobe RGB 1998 extends beyond sRGB for shadow (~25%), midtone (~50%), and highlight colors (~75%). (http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/sRGB-AdobeRGB1998.htm)