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Color Profiles / Adobe RGB and sRGB

Apr 15, 2011, 19:20
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Color Profiles / Adobe RGB and sRGB

Have a question about color profiles. I have managed to confuse myself greatly!

I work with my RAW files in the form of 8 bit TIFFs converted from the Canon software. My pictures are taken in Adobe RGB color space, and the TIFFs maintain this.

To keep it as Adobe RGB while decomposing and tweaking my images in GIMP, I had to install the Adobe RGB profile here: Preferences / Color Management / RGB Profile. When the RGB profile is set to the default sRGB, the image takes on that profile when I decompose to HSV. Adobe RGB goes away on the decomposed image. I'm not sure what all (if anything) gets changed when that happens, but I would like to stay as Adobe RGB through my entire workflow if possible.

I would like to "Convert to Color Profile" to the default GIMP sRGB as a last step before saving as JPEG. But I lose the option to convert to the GIMP sRGB once the Adobe profile is installed (via the Preferences window as mentioned above). I can only convert back to Adobe, which is weird, and probably wouldn't do anything. There's not really anything else to choose from in the drop-down list. In other words, my workflow stays in Adobe RGB, but I can't figure out how to get it back to the flatter sRGB at the end.

Is there a different way I could save web images as regular sRGB? Am I doing something wrong or missing something?

Many thanks.

Color Profile: Adobe RGB (1998)
GIMP 2.6.11
Canon T1i (RAW / Color Space = Adobe RGB)
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