Which colour space to use?
QI noticed in my camera menu there are two Colour Space options: SRGB and Adobe RGB. Which should I use? Hollie Hicks
Matty says The Colour Space offers a range of colours that can be displayed in an image. For nearly all circumstances you should leave your camera set to SRGB. This is the industry standard format and all printers and monitors are set up to display SRGB.
Adobe RGB actually offers a wider range of colours by about 35%, but fewer devices are capable of reading this Colour Space. If you were to upload an image to the web using the Adobe RGB format, then it would be converted to SRGB and the loss of colours would render it muted.
A JPEG can display up to 16.7 million colours regardless of which Colour Space is selected, but the difference would be the range of colours available.