How to choose the right Color Setting for your Photoshop !!

It is imperative that you set the color setting right even before you start using Photoshop. Photoshop’s default color space is sRGB which is the correct color space for Web posting. However sRGB is really a very limited color space, much smaller than what printers can actually produce. I strongly suggest you to change this to Adobe RGB (1998). You do this by going to Edit> Color Settings.

Click it and this dialog box appears. Click on the drop-down menu under Settings and change it to North America Prepress 2. The Working Spaces RGB will be automatically changed to Adobe RGB (1998).

Your job here is not finished yet.

Change the RGB in Color Management Policies to this:

One final step. For Profile Mismatches, turn off the Ask When Opening checkbox. That way, your old photos will automatically update to match your current working space when you re-open them in Photoshop.

Then click OK.

Your Photoshop is now ready for some serious post-processing.

4 Responses to “How to choose the right Color Setting for your Photoshop !!”

  1. Apratim Saha says:

    Vinod I think you should include one thing that anyone who is editing for print then Adobe RGB (1998) is OK but who wants to upload his photos in web then he must keep the color setting as sRGB IEC61966-2.1

  2. ya, you are right. it’s necessary to change whenever upload photo for web must be change color setting as sRGB.. thanks to remember me this point.

  3. This post is very useful for me, much appreciated! 🙂

  4. Nancy says:

    Thanks for the share!
    Nancy.R

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