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ZakemArt

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I was applying to an art show through Zapplications and their website still recommends sRGB.  Is this still necessary?  I was under the impression that web browsers could now handle Adobe RGB?  If I do need to convert it, are there any plugins for Photoshop that do an accurate conversion?

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The web isn't color managed or not, it's the browser that counts (they either are and any tagged RGB document will preview correctly or they are not). Many web browsers will handle Adobe RGB (1998) just fine, some will not. And sRGB is the same; uploading sRGB doesn't guarantee a match without a color managed browser.


See:

sRGB urban legend & myths Part 2
In this 17 minute video, I'll discuss some more sRGB misinformation and cover:
When to use sRGB and what to expect on the web and mobile devices
How sRGB doesn't insure a visual match without color management, how to check
The downsides of an all sRGB workflow
sRGB's color gamut vs. "professional" output devices
The future of sRGB and wide gamut display technology
Photo print labs that demand sRGB for output


High resolution: http://digitaldog.net/files/sRGBMythsPart2.mp4
Low resolution on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyvVUL1gWVs

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ZakemArt

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I watched the video and appreciate the refresher.  So in the video you still believe that images should be converted to sRGB for Zapplications because it is still the safest bet for a close color match when the judges are viewing the images?  Is there any plugins out there that do a better job with the conversion? 

I often feel I have to tediously adjust the levels and hue after the sRGB conversion to get it to look close to the Adobe RGB version.  Was wondering if there any plugins to help speed up the workflow and accuracy of the conversion?

Thanks for your help!
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Yes, convert to sRGB.
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