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Ray, For web use, after scanning in Adobe RGB, you can convert any files needed for web use to sRGB without degradation. Harvey Ferdschneider partner, SKID Photography, NYC > Thanks again for all the input. I'm beginning to understand all this. After > reading the comments I > re-scanned a slide in Adobe RGB and printed it ICM and it does look better > than the old > sRGB/sRGB print. I'm targetting the web also, so now I'll leave the sRGB > scans that way for > the web, but use the new combination for prints. It sure would have been > nice if the manual had > explained all those printer driver options!!! > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Paul D. DeRocco" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > To: <email@example.com> > Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002 1:03 AM > Subject: RE: 3rd party inks > > > sRGB doesn't solve any problems with uncalibrated monitors. There is no > > profile that will accurately represent all uncalibrated monitors--that's > > what it means to be uncalibrated. Indeed, you might just as well use your > > monitor profile for your color space, because that's equivalent to using > no > > color management at all--the condition you have when you use a web > browser. > > > > sRGB isn't that good a color space because it has a narrow gamut. The > gamut > > of a typical computer monitor is generally wider than sRGB, as is the > gamut > > of a digital camera or scanner. What this means is that these devices are > > capable of greater saturation of at least some colors. sRGB is sort of a > > least common denominator between input devices and printers, but it clips > > the most vivid colors. > > > > To say that a printer is "optimized" for sRGB input doesn't really mean > > anything if it supports ICM. If you turn off ICM, the driver may very well > > assume sRGB, but if you turn it on, it will obey the profile associated > with > > the image just as well as it would obey the built-in sRGB profile if you > > turned it off, so you might as well turn it on and use a better color > space. > > > > -- > > > > Ciao, Paul D. DeRocco > > Paul mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > > From: Bernie Epstein > > > > > > Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard think sRGB solves a lot of problems with > > > un-calibrated RGB. Personally, I find sRGB perfect for web > > > imaging and printing > > > on my PhotoSmart and Canon S800 photo printers. In fact both of > > > these printers > > > are optimized for sRGB input. I've been told that the Epson photo > > > printers are > > > also optimized for sRGB. > > > > - > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.