Setting Your Image Profile to sRGB & why you should do this

Having your profile set to sRGB for web display is very important prior to editing your images.  

Having it set to AdobeRGB or other will simply muddy your colors when viewed online, making many clients unhappy. (top photo is Adobe RGB, bottom photo IS sRGB) * If this difference shocks you, try it!

The easiest solution is to make this change before JPG, in RAW or in camera but there are quick changes you can make if you already have your photos in something other than sRGB. .

How to set your image profile to sRGB

 

You can ensure your photos are not victim to this by changing within your camera menu OR within your editing software. .If shooting in RAW you can ensure your images are set by clicking the link below the photo, see below. .

 

Shooting in RAW.

HOW TO CHANGE TO sRGB INSIDE PHOTOSHOP: .

If you do not shoot in RAW or have already converted the images to JPG and need to convert the profile to sRGB you can click on "Edit" and "Convert to Profile" In the "Destination Space" area click the profile drop down box and change to sRGB

 

sRGB

 . *Uncheck "Flatten Image to Preserve Appearance . .

 

HOW TO CHANGE TO sRGB INSIDE ELEMENTS:

 

Setting sRGB in Elements

Setting sRGB in Elements  

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HOW TO CHANGE TO RESOLUTION INSIDE ELEMENTS:

 

Setting sRGB in Elements

Setting sRGB in Elements

 




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  • Jennifer

    Holy cow! What a difference! Running to double check now :)


  • Rachel

    is there a way to change this in lightroomm?


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