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Standardize your RGB color space for all output methods

Inside Photoshop

by Michelle Dick

Because your output relies both on RGB screen viewing and RGB inkjet printing, you should standardize on a larger comprehensive color space. The Adobe RGB working space would be your best bet over the narrower color range of the sRGB color space. Here’s how to combine all of your images into this space.

To set up your Color Settings options:

  1. Choose Edit > Color Settings.
  2. Choose North America Prepress 2 setting from the Settings pop-up menu to change the RGB working space to Adobe RGB.

Now, you can automatically convert all the files in the sRGB color space to this work space by setting up Color Management Policies.

To set up the Color Management Policies for automatic conversion:

  1. Set the RGB pop-up menu to Convert To Working RGB in the Color Management Policies area, as shown inĀ Figure A.
  2. Deselect all of the Profile Mismatches and Missing Profiles warning options.
  3. Click OK.

Now when an image is opened in Photoshop, all images saved in the sRGB color space will be automatically converted into the Adobe RGB color space.

Figure A:
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