« on: March 22, 2014, 08:13:52 AM »
Sporgon your building and landscape photos are awesome - I can't imagine shooting those as JPEGs.
Yeah, if a beginner is shooting with a cheap point & shoot it's fine for them to use sRGB JPEGs. But, I thought we were talking about experienced photographers using dSLRs here. If someone is into photography and buys a nice dSLR I would never recommend shooting JPEG. There is too much loss of image detail on JPEGs. It's like buying a nice HD1080 video camera then shooting everything at SD480.
Even if the user plans to only upload photos to websites it's still not necessary to limit captures to sRGB. The photo processing software like Lightroom or iPhoto is always going to automatically convert the color profile on export, no effort required from the user.
I would not recommend photographers downgrade their original captures in order to match the low grade equipment of the average web surfer or an outdated image standard. Don't aim for the lowest common denominator. Photographers should be capturing their originals in a higher quality format and only exporting a low-grade version as necessary for web use.
If we want to move beyond the old sRGB standard we need to stop adhering to that standard and start capturing and processing in a higher quality format.
Thanks ! That's very kind of you . Yes I shoot all these in RAW then convert to a 16bit TIFF in Adobe RGB. ( Actually there is one that was accidentally shot on medium jpeg - The Cellarium at Fountains Abbey. I'd been taking scouting shots in unsuitable weather, just seeing where the best views were going to be, and of course I shoot these in jpeg, and forgot to change. I've overcome this now by having all B-P's stuff set up on a custom setting).
However all web based images have to be changed to sRGB. You're quite right about it being an digitally archaic colour space but there is massive inertia now because of it being a worldwide standard.