Flickr seems to dull the image from my original. I've even had another (non amateur) photographer point that out with respect to his material and he uses Aviary ( as do I sometimes) to pack a bit more punch. Viewing on Black seems to always look better than viewing on white hence why that was recommended. Was reading about sRGB and Adobe RGB a few nights ago. From what I recall Adobe has a larger color space but it's rather complex for those unfamiliar with the process and the benefit is slim so I averted back to sRGB. I am running an ICC profile on my monitor so it is possible as you say with monitor calibration. Plus looking at RAW on this end vs. compressed, reduced file size JPG may also have an impact and that the DPI on the pic is better locally vs. web at 72 dpi.
I always shoot in Adobe RGB, because you can't regain what you lost, you can always convert to sRGB as part of your workflow very easily. The other reason I shoot in Adobe RGB and don't convert, is because for stock photography, Adobe RGB is required and I don't want to have multiple versions.
you do know that only applies to jpg files cooked in camera RAW is RAW the SRGB or ADOBE RGB setting have no influence on RAW file
Old habits die hard sometimes, I started doing it that way and carried on. Either way though, I need it in Adobe RGB, so have to export in that way to a TIFF and don't want multiple files for different uses. If it's something that I'm not doing commerically and I'm not going to do much processing, then I am more likely to export it as a JPEG and if I remember, I might export it in sRGB.
Perhaps a bit off topic but I came across this article some time ago - http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/prophoto-rgb.shtml
does anyone have experience with prophoto rgb? Any comments/tips?
I set ACR and PS to use ProphotoRGB 16bit (LR automaticall gives you Melissa which is ProphotoRGB 16bit with a different internal TRC). No sense in clipping anything you don't have too. Even AdobeRGB will clip stuff, especially flowers and sometimes sunsets/fall foliage/etc.