Great site! I’m a fellow D200 user (love it) and I also shoot RAW for all my important shots. You mention using Lightroom and I’m curious to know how you find the colours it produces compared to say a JPG from the camera or a RAW conversion from Nikon Capture? The reason I ask is that I really liked the workflow of ACR and Lightroom but I was never happy with the colours I got. Did you do any special calibration or adjustments to the lightroom settings? I find skin tones in portraits can be especially hard to get right in certain lighting conditions, no matter what I try to adjust…
Julien : Hum, I think I see what you are talking about but my main problems are with luminous yellow things like fire, fire looks just horrible under lightroom compared to nikon capture but if I adjust the camera calibration panel (especially red primary) I’m able to correct the problem.]]>
(since you spend time translating your site, I’ll translate my comment as well ;o)
-I believe that choosing the color space isn’t necessary when shooting RAW. You can choose which color space to use when you develop.
-Regarding the comparison JPG vs RAW here
Can you tell us what format of image you are using in Photoshop (for the RAW image, since the JPG is by definition a 8 bits image):
JPG (8 bits) - TIF (8 or 16 bits) - or a PSD file with the RAW file as a dynamic object?
Yes Laurent, I realize that I put the info without think about it and you’re perfectly right. It is even more stupid cause I’m editing in ProPhoto RGB since I’m using lightroom. The main reason why I set adobe RGB in my camera was to “suggest” to my previous raw converter to use it as the default color space, it is no longer useful for me but I keep it in the case I use another tool than lightroom or if I shoot in JPG. Thanks for you pertinent remark !
Does the Adobe RGB have a much better difference on color than the sRGB? Like is it worth it to switch?
Julien : This is a very good question Jason, I don’t use sRGB for a specific reason, aRGB is not better than sRGB, it is just different and in some case more adapted but I cannot explain it in a few lines. That will be the subject of another article .]]>