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Do you edit in wide gamut? Do you display in wide gamut?

I edit in sRGB and my display is sRGB.
21 (47.7%)
I edit in sRGB, but my display is wide gamut (really?).
1 (2.3%)
I edit in wide gamut, but my display is sRGB.
7 (15.9%)
I edit in wide gamut and my display is wide gamut.
15 (34.1%)

Total Members Voted: 43

Author Topic: Do you use a wide gamut monitor for editing photos?  (Read 6336 times)

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« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2016, 12:22 »
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I suffered a wide gamut display for many years (Dell 3008), and now I finally have a sRGB display again. So many problems and irritations. I now have the same gamut as my customers, which makes live so much easier. It also makes my products better because I there is no more guessing. You never know which programs support color profiles. Adobe software is messy with that. Videoplayers all think differently, and so do encoders.
Run while you can!!

Ummm... sRGB monitors can also be calibrated and profiled, so if you calibrate your display, you're not really avoiding anything by not using a wide gamut display. Also, a lot of wide gamut monitors support something like "sRGB mode", which you can usually turn on very easily.


« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2016, 10:26 »
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Ummm... sRGB monitors can also be calibrated and profiled, so if you calibrate your display, you're not really avoiding anything by not using a wide gamut display. Also, a lot of wide gamut monitors support something like "sRGB mode", which you can usually turn on very easily.
sRGB mode was really bad on the Dell. I do calibrate all my monitors, but that doesn't change the fact that what you see is not what customers will see. Simply because you are used to the wider gamut, the result in sRGB is either less saturated or you get clipping in saturation that you could have avoided by using a very nice sRGB monitor. (simply because you would have adjusted your image for that.)
I'm talking footage in particular. Since some/many applications do not work nicely with colorsync profiles, wide gamut it is a mess, even in 2016. At least, that's my experience.

Wide gamut for video is becoming interesting again with HDR, and the DCI-P3 and Rec. 2020 color spaces.

« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2016, 11:16 »
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I'm just saying, if you calibrate your monitor, all the non-color managed apps will still render your images badly. I'm typing this from a calibrated dell sRGB monitor, and if I open my images in an application which is not color calibrated (like the default windows photo viewer on win7),  photos look so bad that it's got nothing to do with the fact if the monitor is sRGB or a wide gamut monitor. All the blacks are crushed and overall it really looks more like an error than an image :D. So I'm failing to understand how this sentence you wrote fits in with that ("It also makes my products better because I there is no more guessing. You never know which programs support color profiles.")

I can give you a screenshot how things can look from my calibrated sRGB monitor compared to how it should look. Here: http://imgur.com/a/S4Cdq

The first version is how it's rendered in the browser, and the second version is how it's rendered in a non-color managed application, in this case, windows photo viewer (on win7).

So you see, there IS guessing, even with sRGB. A display being wide gamut or not has nothing to do with it, it has all to do with color profiles. And like I said, wide gamut monitors can be set up to show only sRGB colors, as aRGB is a larger color space which can be mapped to sRGB values.

« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2016, 10:20 »
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Spike, I don't know which windows photo viewer you are using, but my windows photo viewer (at windows 8) is color managed. It uses the color profile of the monitor, no any color difference between Lightroom and exported sRGB JPG.

When I upgraded to windows 10 - new Photo application was NOT color managed... Therefore I switched back to the old windows photo viewer.

« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2016, 19:03 »
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It's the default windows photo viewer for win7.


 

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