What Color Space To Use


Although in the end each teacher has his booklet and each one finds his best way of working, at the beginning it does not hurt to know some basic notions and some forms of generic use. Once you know this and understand the way of working, you can decide how to proceed with your images (which are yours for that).

For Digital

This is the most common colour space on monitors. It is the one that most cameras use by default to display their images. It is also the most recommended to use when the photos are not going to be printed. In other words, if your idea is to show that photo on any screen after editing with https://photolemur.com, use this colour space without hesitation.

This is the most recommended option for:

  • Export JPEG files for use on the Web
  • To send to a customer (if you don’t know what colour space you use)
  • To send the images by email.

Let’s say it is the most widely used and the one used on the Web.

Adobe Rgb. Professional Prints

Its colour gamut is wider than sRGB and is the standard colour used in the photographic industry. Let’s say it is the one used at a professional level. Most mid-range cameras can capture this colour gamut, high-end monitors can represent all the colours in this space, and high-end printers can also reproduce it. Yes, you read correctly, high-end, that is, professional level. For the earth user level, we return to sRGB, remember that it is the one used by most devices.

Newspapers And Magazines

This is the colour space that is often used in the newspaper and magazine printing process, and in almost all printers that are sold today. It is the one that produces the smallest number of colours of all colour spaces.