Set the color space Canon 5D Mark III


show more If a major focus of your photography is printing your images on an inkjet printer, you will need to change the color space setting on your Canon 5D Mark III. You can find this in the shooting menu and you can also apply this setting to images after you've shot them. Learn more about setting the color space in this online training video. show less
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Setting the color space

Your camera captures color images, of course, but color is a tricky thing. What looks blue to you may not look blue to me. To help improve color consistency across different devices from, say, a camera, to a computer, to a printer, your camera maps the colors in your image into a color space. A color space is a mathematical model that defines the boundaries of color. You can learn all about color spaces in Inkjet Printing for Photographers. For now, all you need to know is that if you are ultimately shooting with the idea of printing your images on an inkjet printer, then you should change that color space setting in your camera.

As you've probably guessed, Color space is a Menu option. It's here in the shooting menu, over on the second page, down at the very bottom. By default, it will be set to sRGB, which is a fine color space if all you're going to do is deliver your images online. But we are going out to print here, so I am going to switch over to Adobe RGB; these are t...

Setting the color space
Video duration: 1m 25s 5h 30m Beginner Updated Feb 04, 2016

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If a major focus of your photography is printing your images on an inkjet printer, you will need to change the color space setting on your Canon 5D Mark III. You can find this in the shooting menu and you can also apply this setting to images after you've shot them. Learn more about setting the color space in this online training video.

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