[argyllcms] Re: Beta RGB As a Color Workspace

  • From: <Robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:08:56 +0100

Andreas wrote:
<<Export from Lightroom or AfterShot for example is hardwired.>>

Yes, it's true that the choice is limited to sRGB, Adobe RGB or ProPhoto RGB
when opening a raw image into Photoshop from Lightroom (I don't know about
AfterShot).  If one opens the image directly, that is.  

Normal exports are not hardwired at all: you can export to psd, jpg, tif,
DNG, or Original Format, with any profile you want.

Secondly, the raw file (with its accompanying .xmp sidecar file containing
the development settings) can be opened in Adobe Camera Raw, and from ACR
the raw image can be opened into Photoshop with any icc profile.

So it's possible to open an image into Photoshop in the following ways:
- As a raw smart object which can immediately be converted to the desired
profile once in Photoshop. Since the image is still in the raw format, this
conversion is entirely non-destructive.
- As a psd, tif or jpg file, with the embedded profile of choice, by
exporting the image from Lightroom first.  This can be done in one step by
using the Lightroom Export dialog and specifying "Open Image in Photoshop"
after export.
- From ACR as a raw image, specifying the profile in ACR.  The easiest way
to do this is to show the containing folder from Lightroom and then just to
double-click on the image (the raw format should be associated with
Photoshop).
- From Photoshop, browse to the raw image and then open it: this will launch
ACR and the profile can be chosen at that stage.

So even though the choice appears to be limited to sRGB, Adobe RGB or
ProPhoto RGB, in reality the raw image can be opened into Photoshop with
one's profile of choice - and this can be done quite easily.

Robert


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