Hi Brian, odd that nobody has responded to this post.
Just been trying to convert some of my RAF files to JPG srgb for web display using CS6 and the latest camera raw update.
The thread title says "Shooting in Adobe RGB
and converting to srgb in Photoshop" but, above you're talking about opening RAW
files and converting them, so which is it you're doing? I'll assume the latter . . .
I have none of your stuff but, since I do only make sRGB files for display on computer monitors, I can make some general comments:
[My workflow is always open in Pro 16 bit] When I do the convert to profile command, the display cannot show some of the colors, especially certain greens and blues. They just come out as black areas on the display.
A RAW file opened in the ProPhoto color space will not likely have out-of-gamut colors in that space. When you convert the working file to sRGB, any out-of-gamut colors will be clipped - even if the profile says "perceptual" and this behavior is opposite to printing where, if you ask for "perceptual rendering" you'll usually get it. I think the black areas are warning you of out-of-gamut colors and you should see greens and blues on your monitor if you turn off the gamut warning in CS6 - someone here will tell you how.
I have not noticed this before as I usually print my photographs without converting to the smaller color space.
As you know though, the file does
get converted on its way to your printer's color space which might, or might not be "bigger" than sRGB ;-)
Does the XE-1 come with a RAW converter? Sometimes the camera manufacturers converter is better than 3rd party stuff like Adobe.
Certainly the case for Sigma cameras for example; (just talking about the conversion
quality, not speed or edit functions).
I would be inclined (for web output) to use the camera manufacturers converter to output an 8 or 16-bit sRGB TIFF and open that in CS6 for editing and save it for the web (JPEG).