View Full Version : sRGB explained

08-23-2011, 01:50 AM
I know a lot of people using photoshop tend to completely neglect color spaces/profiles + refuse to take the time to understand color theory, but this is a pretty short article that does a decent job of explaining why you need to use sRGB for graphics that will be shown on the web.


If you want your work to look consistent in all browers or platforms, you will need to configure photoshop's color settings:


keep in mind that the "save for web" dialog box has a small check box that gives you the option to convert to sRGB (which i believe is checked by default) so make sure it is un-checked once you make these changes.

Not really sure what happens when you convert something that is already sRGB to sRGB, but I do remember hearing it's not a good idea.

08-23-2011, 02:26 AM
Good lookin out..but this is aimed more towards commercial artist no?

08-24-2011, 12:07 AM
If you are pursuing a design related career or even freelance on the side this is something you need to know, but people just making forum sigs for fun can ignore this.

born invincible
08-24-2011, 01:21 AM
thanks for sharing this -

09-15-2011, 05:01 PM
Agreed on color space practices and awareness. It's not as gun a part of Photoshop to dealwith in my opinion but once you focus on mastering it it becomes second nature like the other settings. Definitely important when doing art which will be released commercially, whether web or print. Monitor calibration is key also.

I follow Andrew Rodney at digitaldog.net for digital color management, that's another good learning source.